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Strategies & Techniques for Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into the Core Law Curriculum

Book & Supplemental Materials Available Free Online from Wolters Kluwer

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Prominent critical-race-and-gender scholar Associate Dean Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb has published a new, comprehensive pedagogical how-to on diversity, equity and inclusion teaching methods. Strategies & Techniques for Integrating DEI into the Core Law Curriculum: A Comprehensive Guide to DEI Pedagogy, Course Planning, and Classroom Practice, published by Wolters Kluwer Legal Education, is now available to legal academics online as a free download.

Strategies & Techniques for Integrating DEI into the Core Law Curriculum offers law professors an array of teaching strategies and supplemental materials to fully integrate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) education into their core law courses. This first-of-its-kind book defines and outlines DEI learning outcomes and teaching approaches that integrate with included assessments, course-planning templates and other tools.

Book Contents

Part I: Challenges to Strategies and Techniques for Integrating DEI into the Core Law Curriculum

  • Chapter 1 – The Scope of DEI Education & Pedagogy
  • Chapter 2 – The First Amendment, Academic Freedom, and the DEI Curricular Lens
  • Chapter 3 – Assessing the Institutional Climate for DEI Curricula

Part II: Practical Steps for Integrating DEI into the Core Law Curriculum

  • Chapter 4 – Racial Trauma Informed Approaches to DEI Pedagogy
  • Chapter 5 – Course Planning and Assessment for the DEI Classroom & Curriculum
  • Chapter 6 – Developing Instructional Materials for DEI Pedagogy & Practice
  • Chapter 7 – FAQs and Discussion Questions by Chapter

Part III: Examples of How to Integrate DEI into the Core Law Curriculum by Subject Matter

  • Chapter 8 – Contracts
  • Chapter 9 – Civil Procedure
  • Chapter 10 – Criminal Law
  • Chapter 11 – Property
  • Chapter 12 – Constitutional Law
  • Chapter 13 – Legal Analysis & Writing
  • Chapter 14 – Torts

The book and supplemental materials referenced throughout Part III are available free using the links below.

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Associate Dean Teri McMurtry-Chubb is the featured guest on Episode 23 of the EdUp Legal Podcast hosted by Patty Roberts, Dean of St. Mary’s School of Law. During the conversation, the academic leaders discuss Associate Dean McMurtry-Chubb’s career in academia, her passion for challenging racial inequity in the legal profession, and her work at UIC Law to pioneer new DEI programs and tools, including her recent book, that prepare tomorrow’s graduates to change the legal landscape.

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Early Review: Institute for Law Teaching & Learning Heading link

Professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb once again steps into a gap to provide much-needed information, suggestions, and resources for the law teaching community.  This time, she has written a book about incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into all of our classrooms.

Emily Grant  |  Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law

About Associate Dean Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb Heading link

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A national lecturer on structural discrimination in educational institutions and the workplace and a DEI curricula leader, Associate Dean Teri McMurtry-Chubb has devoted her career to legal history and discourse, critical rhetoric and genre analysis. She is the architect of UIC Law’s new 1L Antiracism Curriculum Project and the faculty director of the Law School’s new JD Concentration in Critical Race & Gender Studies, the only program of its kind in the nation. McMurtry-Chubb is the 2021 Blackwell Awardee for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Writing and was honored in 2018 with the Teresa Godwin Phelps Award for Scholarship in Legal Communication.

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