CFP: Integrating Doctrine and Diversity: Inclusion & Equity in the Law School Classroom

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Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to invite you to consider submitting contributions to a new book we are editing. It is tentatively titled Integrating Doctrine and Diversity: Inclusion & Equity in the Law School Classroom. This book will be published by Carolina Academic Press as a title in their Teaching series.

Call for Submissions

We are looking for law professors who teach 1L subjects who want to write a case study or practical resource for how to integrate diversity into the legal classroom. While we have secured several authors already, we are looking for professors who teach Contracts, Constitutional Law, Torts, Property, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, & Legal Writing.

Concept:

Each major chapter will focus on one doctrinal class common to the 1L curriculum and will have 3 essays/case studies of about 3500 words in length, written by a professor of that subject. Each chapter will also have a selected annotated bibliography of resources for teaching diversity/inclusion/equity written by a law librarian specific to each subject. This is the first book of this kind and promises to be ground-breaking and exciting. Law professors are asking for resources on how to better incorporate serious issues of diversity/inclusion/equity into the curriculum and no resource currently exists which provides a variety of case studies and annotated resources organized by subject.

Education resources exist on this topic for use in the classroom but up until now they have not been organized and presented by topic for ease of use. The goal of this project is to bring together the insights and experiences of law faculty from J.D. programs across the country to strengthen the cultural competency of law students.”

Please email a statement of interest and a one paragraph summary of your piece to let us know if you want to participate and some basic information about yourself. The deadline for proposals is July 31, 2019.

Format:

The final version must be no longer than 3500 words. We will be using Bluebook format for all footnotes. For questions about style, such as how to write a particular word (i.e., email or e-mail), we will be using The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. 

(see https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/book/ed17/part2/ch07/psec089.html)

Timeline:

Notification of Accepted Submissions: By August 7, 2019.

Contract Completed and Returned: By August 16, 2019 (Submit to gbt14@camden.rutgers.edu).

First Complete Draft Due: December 2, 2019 (Submit to gbt14@camden.rutgers.edu).

Final Draft Due: February 1, 2020 (Submit to gbt14@camden.rutgers.edu)

Publication: Spring 2021.

Questions or concerns:

If you have any questions/concerns/problems, please contact one of the editors.

Contact a member of the editorial team:

Nicole P. Dyszlewski ndyszlewski@rwu.edu

Raquel Gabriel raquel.gabriel@law.cuny.edu

Suzy Harrington-Steppen sharrington-steppen@rwu.edu

Anna Russell Anna_Russell@LB9.uscourts.gov

Genevieve Tung gbt14@camden.rutgers.edu

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