In this Essay, we offer a critical communication pedagogy as one particular framework for using dialogue “a process of sensitive and thorough inquiry . . . to (de)construct ideologies, identities, and cultures.”70 Such an educational space can serve as an outlet for students to process their cognitive dissonance regarding difference at the intrapersonal level—our fourth factor. Intrapersonal factors, such as cognitive dissonance, if not affirmed and processed, can lead to the continual questioning of one’s place within law school and the legal profession—a continual feeling of imposter syndrome.
Robert J. Razzante & Breanta Boss, DEI in the Legal Profession: Identifying Foundational Factors for Meaningful Change, 2022 ULR 785 (2022). https://doi.org/10.26054/0d-q1ap-y9pd