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Beyond Best Practices for Legal Education: Reflections on Cultural Awareness - Exploring the Issues in Creating a Law School and Classroom Culture
William Mitchell Law Review
  • Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, University of New Mexico - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract
If law schools are to prepare students for the reality of practice, it is useful to help students become aware of cultural issues that can affect client representation by examining the culture that the law school creates. The culture created by faculty, students, administration, and staff will affect the law student's acculturation as a legal professional as well as the law student's psychological well-being. This issue was addressed briefly in Best Practices for Legal Education (Best Practices), but not developed. This essay explores some of the challenges and opportunities of bringing cross-cultural issues into a law school classroom and some of the issues raised in consciously creating a more professional and culturally sensitive law school culture.
Citation Information
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez. "Beyond Best Practices for Legal Education: Reflections on Cultural Awareness - Exploring the Issues in Creating a Law School and Classroom Culture" William Mitchell Law Review Vol. 38 (2012) p. 1176
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/antoinette-sedillolopez/33/