Diversity, Inclusion, Equality: Seminar (21423). 3 units. Questions of diversity and inclusion in higher education generally, and law schools in particular, long have been the subjects of debate and contestation. More recently, growing economic and social inequalities in American society, renewed attention to these phenomena and new vocabularies for describing them, have prompted important discussions regarding how to arrest and reverse these trends. This seminar will consider the concepts of diversity, inclusion, and equality in their current forms, and what, if any, role law schools should play in promoting them. To what extent are these three concepts overlapping, intersectional, or compatible with one another? Has the emergence of a discourse around inequality informed our understandings of diversity and inclusion, or do notions of diversity and inclusion shape our understanding of inequality? How does each concept understand difference, and does each recognize the same forms of identity as salient? Is there a productive role for elite law schools to play, or are they destined to perpetuate forms of exclusion and inequality persistent in society today? The class will couple theoretical and conceptual inquiry with a solutions-oriented approach designed to identify and articulate workable interventions that law schools might take to productively address these issues. Supervised Analytic Writing credit is not available. Substantial Paper credit is available. Paper required. Enrollment limited to eighteen. M.I. Ahmad and J. Forman, Jr.
Note: Students are required to attend the first day of class. Attendance for the remainder of the semester is also mandatory.