Integrating Doctrine & Diversity
RWU Law staff produce a compelling, timely book and speaker series covering specific ways to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into the law school curriculum.
In the 2021-22 school year, RWU co-sponsored, along with the City University of New York School of Law and Jurist, an ongoing Integrating Doctrine & Diversity Speaker Series. Each of the five installments to date have drawn hundreds of legal education professionals from across the country. In the 2022-23 school year we are back again, along with additional co-sponsors the University of California - Berkeley School of Law and George Washington University School of Law. Join us throughout the school year to learn more practical strategies for integrating DEIB skills and concepts throughout the law school curriculum.
Based on a 2021 book – Integrating Doctrine and Diversity: Inclusion and Equity in the Law School Classroom, whose co-editors include two RWU Law instructors – the series focuses on practical strategies for putting DEIB goals into action.
“I’ve received so much positive feedback from students, alumni, librarians across the country, and others,” said Nicole Dyszlewski, one of the book’s co-authors and a primary organizer of the speaker programs. “The comment I’ve heard the most is how engaged and thoughtful everyone is.”
Watch previous sessions of the Integrating Doctrine & Diversity Speaker Series:
May 2023: Responding to Classroom Controversy
May 2023: Moving Beyond the Box & Reconsidering the Criminal History Question on Law School Admission Applications
November 2022: Teaching Diversity Skills in Bar Tested Classes
October 2022: Integrating Content on American Indian Law and Indigenous Identities
September 2022: Making Changes, Making Mistakes (Part 2)
April 2022: Auditing Your Syllabus and Classroom Materials
March 2022: Making Changes, Making Mistakes
November 2021: Making Space, Taking Space
October 2021: When Law School Classroom Discussions on Diversity Go Wrong
September 2021: Book Release Kickoff Celebration