Diversity and Inclusion in Law School and Higher Education

Title

Racialized Interactions in the Law School Classroom: Pedagogical Approaches to Creating a Safe Learning Environment

Document Type

Law Review Article

Publication Date

10-2018

Keywords

legal education, diversity, student-teacher interactions, cultural competence

Abstract

This article will define racialized interactions and psychological safety within the classroom and discuss typical professor responses. It will also explore best practices and practical tools for professors to help students navigate and learn from these interactions while maintaining psychological safety. It will conclude with my own reflection on my practices in the classroom and provide examples from which others can learn.

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