This symposium gathered scholars and practitioners who have been deeply engaged in the work to examine historical roots of the legal profession and discuss best practices for exploring ethnic, gender, and related inequities alongside our law students. It is well established that the legal profession and legal education neither reflect the community they serve nor swiftly respond to the social shifts within the broader society.3 As 2020 grossly revealed, ethnic partiality and division are aches we have yet to really confront and bear. For example, the casebook method format of legal education continues to model Christopher Langdell’s Gilded Age curriculum, a proscriptive framework steeped in objectivity and intentionally withdrawn from both history and human experiences.
Leslie P. Culver & Elizabeth Kronk-Warner, #IncludeTheirStories: Rethinking, Reimagining, and Reshaping Legal Education, 2022 ULR 709 (2022). https://doi.org/10.26054/0d-z41p-bb0f