CFP: Teaching Gender as a Core Value

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Call for Panelists
AALS Section on Women in Legal Education

“Teaching Gender as a Core Value”
2011 AALS Annual Meeting
January 4-8, 2011
San Francisco, California

The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education will hold a program during the AALS 2011 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, with panelists who will share methods of teaching gender in”core courses”such as legal writing, torts, contracts, corporations, federal income tax, civil procedure, contracts, or criminal law, among others not traditionally understood to include gender.   The panel will also include a paper presentation by the winner of “Teaching Gender as a Core Value” competition.

The 2011 AALS conference theme is “Core Values.”   The Section on Women in Legal Education will be focusing on teaching gender issues as a “core value.”   This includes both teaching gender across the curriculum and best practices for incorporating gender issues in the classroom.   While many in the academy are in agreement that gender issues impact a range of legal issues, what is less clear is how law faculty can successfully implement the pervasive teaching of gender in their classrooms and schools.   This program will include a variety of perspectives and will explore ways gender issues can be successfully incorporated into law school teaching.

To be considered as a panelist please submit a note of interest by Friday, March 31, 2010, including a description (2 paragraphs is sufficient) of the course that you teach and the methods that you use to teach gender that you would discuss as part of the panel.   Please also submit a vita.

Panelists will be selected by April 15, 2010.   Each selected panelist will be required to submit a 3 – 5 page paper in December 2010, describing their gender teaching technique(s), for use by the moderator.   The Section hopes to have these papers published.

Call for Panelists participants will be responsible for paying their annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses. Full-time faculty members of AALS member and fee-paid law schools, are eligible to submit papers. Foreign, visiting (and not full-time on a different faculty) and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, and fellows are not eligible to submit.

Any inquiries about the Call for Panelists should be submitted to:

Professor Danne Johnson
OCU School of Law

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