Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Two teaching events: teaching first-generation students and developing professionalism in students

Please circulate widely! Anyone with an interest in teaching is invited to this free Harvard Law School webinar in which expert teachers share their insights.

Teaching First-Generation Students 

March 10, Noon EST-- register here.

First-generation students face unique challenges. Anthony Abraham Jack’s The Privileged Poor recently highlighted many of the invisible-to-professors barriers such students, especially first-generation students of color, face in college. What about when those students go to law school? Three professors will share invaluable insights and recommendations to make “the invisible curriculum” both explicit and navigable to all students.

Panelists: Angie Littwin, Etienne Toussaint, and Rory Van Loo

Developing Professionalism in Students

March 21, Noon EST -- register here.

What is professionalism for a lawyer? How can we as teachers help students develop professional identities in ways that honor their diversity and commitments? Norms of professionalism can be exclusionary, even when our students adapt consciously and strategically to them. But the ideal of serving clients with specialized legal knowledge has value and meaning. Our panelists will discuss their strategies for working with developing lawyers to find professional identities that honor both themselves and the legal profession.

Panelists: Kendra Albert (Harvard), Jack Lerner (UCI), Kimberly Thomas (Michigan)

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