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The Society of American Law Teachers presents interviews with great law teachers about how they are inspiring the next generation of lawyers to advocate for social justice.

Latest Episodes

Episode 11: Tasha Souza on Microaggressions in the Classroom

Tasha Souza of Boise State talks about how to infuse law school education communication frameworks and shares concrete terms to help students and teachers manage microaggressions.

17 min3 d ago
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Episode 11: Tasha Souza on Microaggressions in the Classroom

Episode 10: Ruben Garcia on Labor Law and Workers' Rights

Ruben Garcia of UNLV reveals that his passion for labor law, his concern for marginalized workers and personal life experiences fuel his work in the classroom and his service as the former Co-President of the SALT.

15 min3 d ago
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Episode 10: Ruben Garcia on Labor Law and Workers' Rights

Episode 9: Ishaq Kundawala on Using Data to Teach Social Justice

Ishaq Kundawala of NSU Law talks about teaching bankruptcy, student misconceptions about consumer bankruptcy, and the value of using objective data to highlight social justice issues in the classroom.

12 min3 d ago
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Episode 9: Ishaq Kundawala on Using Data to Teach Social Justice

Episode 8: Hugh Mundy on Teaching Social Justice in Evidence Courses

Hugh Mundy of UIC John Marshall talks about why the current climate presents new opportunities to incorporate social justice in the classroom, heighten student engagement and critically examine the Rules of Evidence.

10 min3 d ago
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Episode 8: Hugh Mundy on Teaching Social Justice in Evidence Courses

Episode 7: Dorothy Brown on Incorporating Race in Core Classes

Dorothy A. Brown, Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law, talks about how to inject discussions about race in a tax class, her Critical Race Theory case book, and the 2-10-20 approach to discussing systemic racism in the law school classroom.

17 min3 d ago
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Episode 7: Dorothy Brown on Incorporating Race in Core Classes

Episode 6: Tiffany Atkins on the Joy of Witnessing Student Awakening

Tiffany D. Atkins is an Assistant Professor of Law at Elon University School of Law where she teaches legal method and communication and upper-level writing courses. Professor Atkins writes on topics intersecting culture, race, and legal education, and strives to be an amplifier of diverse voices in her role as teacher and mentor. A graduate of Elon Law, Professor Atkins was the recipient of the prestigious David Gergen Award for Leadership and Professionalism. She discusses her journey to law teaching, the joy of witnessing student learning, cultivating an educational culture that is open to change and where she finds inspiration to take risks in her pedagogy. Tiffany's recent article on inclusive teaching can be found here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3469793.

14 minAUG 8
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Episode 6: Tiffany Atkins on the Joy of Witnessing Student Awakening

Episode 5: Alexi Freeman and Lindsey Webb on Innovative Social Justice Course Design

SALT speaks with Alexi Freeman, Director of Externships and Public Interest Initiatives and Professor of the Practice of Law, and Lindsey Webb, Associate Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Alexi and Lindsey co-teach the Movement Lawyering Lab and the Critical Race Reading Seminar. They discuss course design, incorporating movement lawyering practice in experiential courses, racial dynamics between faculty, students and communities and more. Their article on team teaching race and the law seminars can be found here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2948688.

27 minAUG 7
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Episode 5: Alexi Freeman and Lindsey Webb on Innovative Social Justice Course Design

Episode 4: Steve Friedland on Wellness in the Online Classroom

Steve Friedland is a Senior Scholar and Professor of Law at the Elon University School of Law. In this episode, Steve discusses the importance of practicing gratitude and highlighting the importance of self-care and well-being in classroom discussions and offers classroom exercises that you can incorporate into your teaching.

10 minAUG 7
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Episode 4: Steve Friedland on Wellness in the Online Classroom

Episode 3: Joan Howarth on Reforming the Bar Exam

SALT speaks with Joan Howarth, Interim Associate Dean for Experiential Legal Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, and Dean Emerita of Michigan State University College of Law. Joan is a leading advocate on reform of the bar exam and discusses the history of SALT's advocacy as well as the immediate need to address inequities in exam administration during the coronavirus pandemic. You can learn more at https://barcovid19.org/

19 minAUG 7
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Episode 3: Joan Howarth on Reforming the Bar Exam

Episode 2: Matthew Fletcher on Teaching Indian Law

We speak with Matthew Fletcher, Professor of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center at Michigan State University, about his approach to incorporating social justice in his curriculum in both core and elective courses. The Indigenous Law and Policy Center is the recipient of the 2020 SALT Shanara M. Gilbert Human Rights Award. You can learn more about Matthew's teaching and review his syllabi on the Turtle Talk blog: https://turtletalk.blog/

13 minAUG 4
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Episode 2: Matthew Fletcher on Teaching Indian Law

Latest Episodes

Episode 11: Tasha Souza on Microaggressions in the Classroom

Tasha Souza of Boise State talks about how to infuse law school education communication frameworks and shares concrete terms to help students and teachers manage microaggressions.

17 min3 d ago
Comments
Episode 11: Tasha Souza on Microaggressions in the Classroom

Episode 10: Ruben Garcia on Labor Law and Workers' Rights

Ruben Garcia of UNLV reveals that his passion for labor law, his concern for marginalized workers and personal life experiences fuel his work in the classroom and his service as the former Co-President of the SALT.

15 min3 d ago
Comments
Episode 10: Ruben Garcia on Labor Law and Workers' Rights

Episode 9: Ishaq Kundawala on Using Data to Teach Social Justice

Ishaq Kundawala of NSU Law talks about teaching bankruptcy, student misconceptions about consumer bankruptcy, and the value of using objective data to highlight social justice issues in the classroom.

12 min3 d ago
Comments
Episode 9: Ishaq Kundawala on Using Data to Teach Social Justice

Episode 8: Hugh Mundy on Teaching Social Justice in Evidence Courses

Hugh Mundy of UIC John Marshall talks about why the current climate presents new opportunities to incorporate social justice in the classroom, heighten student engagement and critically examine the Rules of Evidence.

10 min3 d ago
Comments
Episode 8: Hugh Mundy on Teaching Social Justice in Evidence Courses

Episode 7: Dorothy Brown on Incorporating Race in Core Classes

Dorothy A. Brown, Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law, talks about how to inject discussions about race in a tax class, her Critical Race Theory case book, and the 2-10-20 approach to discussing systemic racism in the law school classroom.

17 min3 d ago
Comments
Episode 7: Dorothy Brown on Incorporating Race in Core Classes

Episode 6: Tiffany Atkins on the Joy of Witnessing Student Awakening

Tiffany D. Atkins is an Assistant Professor of Law at Elon University School of Law where she teaches legal method and communication and upper-level writing courses. Professor Atkins writes on topics intersecting culture, race, and legal education, and strives to be an amplifier of diverse voices in her role as teacher and mentor. A graduate of Elon Law, Professor Atkins was the recipient of the prestigious David Gergen Award for Leadership and Professionalism. She discusses her journey to law teaching, the joy of witnessing student learning, cultivating an educational culture that is open to change and where she finds inspiration to take risks in her pedagogy. Tiffany's recent article on inclusive teaching can be found here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3469793.

14 minAUG 8
Comments
Episode 6: Tiffany Atkins on the Joy of Witnessing Student Awakening

Episode 5: Alexi Freeman and Lindsey Webb on Innovative Social Justice Course Design

SALT speaks with Alexi Freeman, Director of Externships and Public Interest Initiatives and Professor of the Practice of Law, and Lindsey Webb, Associate Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Alexi and Lindsey co-teach the Movement Lawyering Lab and the Critical Race Reading Seminar. They discuss course design, incorporating movement lawyering practice in experiential courses, racial dynamics between faculty, students and communities and more. Their article on team teaching race and the law seminars can be found here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2948688.

27 minAUG 7
Comments
Episode 5: Alexi Freeman and Lindsey Webb on Innovative Social Justice Course Design

Episode 4: Steve Friedland on Wellness in the Online Classroom

Steve Friedland is a Senior Scholar and Professor of Law at the Elon University School of Law. In this episode, Steve discusses the importance of practicing gratitude and highlighting the importance of self-care and well-being in classroom discussions and offers classroom exercises that you can incorporate into your teaching.

10 minAUG 7
Comments
Episode 4: Steve Friedland on Wellness in the Online Classroom

Episode 3: Joan Howarth on Reforming the Bar Exam

SALT speaks with Joan Howarth, Interim Associate Dean for Experiential Legal Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, and Dean Emerita of Michigan State University College of Law. Joan is a leading advocate on reform of the bar exam and discusses the history of SALT's advocacy as well as the immediate need to address inequities in exam administration during the coronavirus pandemic. You can learn more at https://barcovid19.org/

19 minAUG 7
Comments
Episode 3: Joan Howarth on Reforming the Bar Exam

Episode 2: Matthew Fletcher on Teaching Indian Law

We speak with Matthew Fletcher, Professor of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center at Michigan State University, about his approach to incorporating social justice in his curriculum in both core and elective courses. The Indigenous Law and Policy Center is the recipient of the 2020 SALT Shanara M. Gilbert Human Rights Award. You can learn more about Matthew's teaching and review his syllabi on the Turtle Talk blog: https://turtletalk.blog/

13 minAUG 4
Comments
Episode 2: Matthew Fletcher on Teaching Indian Law
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