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True diversity takes into account people of different race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, economic status, age, disabilities, religious beliefs, age, and other ideologies that are not the majority. The goal is to enrich learning by incorporating all of these into education.
The purpose of this LibGuide is to be a resource used by law professors and/or law students who are interested in learning how race and diversity topics can be implemented into learning about the Law. Resources throughout the different web pages correlate with their respective topics. This is only a starting point.
Diversity in The Classroom
An article explaining the benefits of having diverse schools and classrooms. It is advantageous for the functioning society as a whole. Although the focus of this article highlights grades K-12; the concept and ideas are transferable to higher education as well.
Teaching Gender as a Core Value
Introduction to “Sex” in the Classroom: Teaching Gender as a Core Value, 36 Okla.
City U. L. Rev. 505 (Summer 2011).
This article was written by our very own Professor Danne Johnson. It explores the ways in which lessons about gender can be incorporated into legal learning.
Incorporating Diversity into Legal Learning
Many people who choose a careers in the legal field will encounter, represent, and advocate for those who have different ethnicities and backgrounds. It is important to incorporate diverse learning in Law Schools for all students to understand and be cognizant of how the law has changed over time with respect to various minorities, the disabled, and different genders.
Minority Women in Legal Education
It’s a Scandal; Can Minority Women in the Legal Academy be Gladiators?, 12 Seattle
J. Soc. Just. 349 (Fall/Winter 2013).
In this article, OCU Law Professor Danne Johnson shares some of her experiences as a minority woman in Legal Education.