Professor Shawn Fields Discusses Cross-Cultural Literacy in the Classroom at National Conference at the University of Minnesota Law School

San Diego (September 21, 2017) –In keeping with the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law’s commitment to inclusion and diversity, Professor Shawn Fields presented at the July 2017 biennial Legal Writing Institute national conference at the University of Minnesota School of Law titled “Acknowledging Lines: Talking About What Unites and Divides Us.” The workshop discussed a series of complex issues facing faculty and students as law schools become more diverse in an increasingly polarized and politically charged climate. Fields’s presentation, “Incorporating Cross-Cultural Issues into the Law School Classroom,” discussed ways law professors can promote diversity and inclusion in the classroom by promoting cross-cultural literacy and including multicultural and inclusive hypotheticals into their curricula.

Fields also presented “Incorporating Cross-Cultural Issues into the Law School Classroom,” at a faculty training workshop at California Western School of Law titled “Teaching and Mentoring Our Diverse Law School Populations.” The workshop discussed ways to increase diversity within law schools and ways to promote inclusion and acceptance for all in the law school classroom. 

About Shawn Fields

Professor Fields teaches in the areas of legal research and writing.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 35th nationally and 6th on the West Coast among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 20th nationally and 4th on the West Coast in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

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