Professor Mika Presents at SALT Conference

Professor Karin Mika presented at the SALT conference (Sept 30th -Oct.2) as a member of a panel called, “Social Justice in the Legal Writing Classroom.” The panel discussed ways in which we incorporated issues of social justice, tolerance, and inclusion in the problems assigned in our legal writing classes. Professor Mika’s part focused on recent problems she has assigned, including students’ rights to wear Black Lives Matter supportive shirts at public school extracurricular events, as well as her efforts to discuss current controversial events in her Legal Writing classroom in an effort to connect the students to their passions about the law and injustice. These discussions focus on current events, such as the protest kneeling while the national anthem is being played, transgender discrimination, and issues regarding prison reform and disparate sentencing.

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