Diversity and Inclusion in Law School and Higher Education

Title

Beyond the ‘Resiliency’ and ‘Grit’ Narrative in Legal Education: Race, Class, and Gender Considerations

Document Type

Law Review Article

Publication Date

11-2017

Keywords

legal education, race, diversity

Abstract

The narrative on modifying legal education to produce entrepreneurial students with resiliency and “grit,” however, often has a troubling class and race-regarding dimension. This Essay argues that the “grit” reform initiative has the potential to rationalize future disparities, by shifting the focus from responding to the continuing impact of poverty and identity bias on student outcomes to bolstering individual character traits and resiliency.

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