Learning Curve: Fall 2018

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katherine kelly

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Allison N. Meena

United States Bankruptcy Court S.D. Ohio

Susan Greene

Brooklyn Law School

Michael A. Mogill

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law

Betsy Brand Six

University of Kansas School of Law

Sarah Schendel

Suffolk University Law School

Goldie Pritchard

Michigan State University - College of Law

Kevin Sherrill

University of San Diego School of Law

Sara Berman

AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence

Date Written: August 28, 2018

Abstract

This issue focuses on Diversity.

The first article explores how class, privilege and access to resources impacts the learning environment, notes the common occurrence of teaching from a singular experience, and encourages us to rethink how we engage with these students as a tool to build cultural competence. The second article looks at how we can assist students who struggle in a fast-paced world by teaching them to slow down. The third article provide strategies for creating community within and outside our law schools at the beginning of the school year.

A fourth explores integrating diversity education into the first-year orientation by using interactive hypotheticals that invite students to take on a persona other than their own. The fifth article includes a call to action to support our LGBTQ students by creating a welcoming atmosphere is in which it feels safe for our LGBTQ students to be more authentic. The sixth article explores how alliance groups can create a sense of belonging for diverse students by helping them create, lead, and/or engage in groups based on their diverse identities.

A seventh article explores strategies we may use to assist our diverse students in overcoming stereotype threat using information, journaling, and meditation. Finally, we are given a tool to harness the affinity of Millennials and Gen students for videos to assist in mastery of the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE).

Keywords: Diversity, LGBTQ, Gen Y, Millenial, Cultural Competence, Welcoming, MBE, ASP, Legal Education, Academic Success, Law School, 1L, 1-L, Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Inclusive, Privilege, Class, Orientation, Color

JEL Classification: I21, I24, K00, K19

Suggested Citation

kelly, katherine and Meena, Allison N. and Greene, Susan and Mogill, Michael A. and Six, Betsy Brand and Schendel, Sarah and Pritchard, Goldie and Sherrill, Kevin and Berman, Sara, Learning Curve: Fall 2018 (August 28, 2018). Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 468. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3281180 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3281180

Katherine Kelly (Contact Author)

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law ( email )

55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States
6142927091 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://moritzlaw.osu.edu/faculty/professor/katherine-silver-kelly/

Allison N. Meena

United States Bankruptcy Court S.D. Ohio

United States

Susan Greene

Brooklyn Law School

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

Michael A. Mogill

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law ( email )

150 South College Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
United States

Betsy Brand Six

University of Kansas School of Law ( email )

Green Hall
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045-7577
United States
7858649269 (Phone)

Sarah Schendel

Suffolk University Law School ( email )

Boston, MA 02108
United States

Goldie Pritchard

Michigan State University - College of Law ( email )

318 Law College Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
United States

Kevin Sherrill

University of San Diego School of Law ( email )

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
United States

Sara Berman

AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence ( email )

440 First Street
#550
Washington, DC, DC 20001
United States

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