Teaching Justice Webinar Series
A project of CLEA's Best Practices Committee
What is the Teaching Justice Webinar Series?
Over the next year, the Teaching Justice Webinar series will feature a number of innovative faculty who will discuss new approaches to teaching justice in the classroom. Each session will draw on the wisdom of current resistance movement and examine its intersections with criminal justice, immigration policy, racial justice, economic justice, and international human rights, among other issues.
This series will explore the theory behind experiential faculty’s decision-making processes during an intense political movement, asking the question, “How do we show up as lawyers and teachers?” Presenters also hope to develop a shared vocabulary and a deeper understanding of what it means to be a lawyer, whether we consider ourselves movement lawyers, rebellious lawyers, or transformative lawyers.
Upcoming Webinar Sessions:
The series will continue into the 2019-20 academic year. More details to come.
Past Webinar Sessions:
Teaching Racial Justice
June 26, 2019
Taught by Jyoti Nanda (UCLA School of Law, Youth & Justice Clinic) and Mary Yanik (Tulane Law, Immigration Practicum and Senior Staff Attorney, New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice
Teaching Justice through Misdemeanor Defense
April 9, 2019
Taught by M. Eve Hanan (UNLV, Boyd School of Law), Robin Walker Sterling (Denver, Sturm College of Law), Rachal Moran (University of St. Thomas School of Law), and Anne Traum (UNLV, Boyd School of Law).
Teaching Justice in the Context of Immigrants’ Rights
December 6, 2018
Taught by Annie Lai, Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, and Sameer Ashar, Vice Dean for Experiential Education and Professor of Law, UCLA.
Download the powerpoint presentation used during the December 6th webinar here.
Shifting Power through Transformative Lawyering in Community Economic Development
September 26, 2018
Taught by Renee Hatcher, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Business Enterprise Law Clinic at The John Marshall Law School, Alicia Alvarez (Michigan Law), Dorcas Gilmore (Univ. of Maryland Law), and Susan Bennett (American University – WCL).
For questions about this series please contact the co-directors of the webinar series sub-committee, Laila Hlass email@example.com or Allison Korn firstname.lastname@example.org.