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The Role of Law Schools in Shaping Culturally Competent Lawyers

Michigan Bar Journal, Forthcoming

7 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2011  

Nelson P. Miller

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Cynthia M. Ward

Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Date Written: September 9, 2011

Abstract

This article published in the Michigan Bar Journal shows that cultural competency training begins in law school. Cultural competency is a critical lawyer skill. Law schools serve students by providing co- and extra-curricular opportunities for learning cultural competency skills within meaningful frameworks.

Keywords: cultural competency, diversity, interpersonal skills, diversity framework

Suggested Citation

Miller, Nelson P. and Ward, Cynthia M., The Role of Law Schools in Shaping Culturally Competent Lawyers (September 9, 2011). Michigan Bar Journal, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1924908

Nelson Pierce Miller (Contact Author)

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ( email )

111 Commerce S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/miller_nelson.html

Cynthia M. Ward

Thomas M. Cooley Law School ( email )

300 S. Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48901
United States

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