Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

This article addresses dialogue regarding issues of race, poverty and social inequalities in the wake of the New Orleans hurricane Katrina. Conversations were conducted in law school classrooms at Howard Law School and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law regarding the intersection of law and race, class, and poverty. The objective was not to have an abstract dialogue, but to help students develop a personal understanding of each student’s connection or lack of connection to the issues of race, class and poverty and their own choices about becoming a lawyer as it might relate to those issues. The goal was to create pathways for each student to engage in deeper discussion throughout his or her legal training and practice of law, as well as to contribute to a more tolerant and sensitive school environment.

Publication Title

Dispute Resolution Magazine

First Page

22

Volume

13

Included in

Law Commons

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