The law classifies and defines people. It does
so often in ways that may be seen as discriminatory or arbitrary. This
Law and Literature elimination of bias trilogy examines how the law
defines others, such as people of color, immigrants, and those accused of crimes,
by using three plays that explore identity and human interaction. The
goal will be to explore how the law and the legal process often reflects
societal biases and stereotypes about specific groups of people, or how it
makes distinctions based upon assumptions about individuals.
Each one-hour CLE discusses
play or short story which should be read in
advance of the program. You can take one, two, or all three of the
session, we will discuss "Defender of the Faith" by Philip
sessions in this trilogy include:
February 17 - Athol Fugard's "The Island" REGISTER
March 17 - Flannery O’Connor's "The Displaced
Reading materials will be emailed to attendees in
advance. Attendees are expected to read the text in advance of the program
and come prepared to discuss the material in
the context of "the other" within the law.
Professor David Schultz | Distinguished Professor, Hamline University
1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits | Event Code: 441078
MSBA/HCBA/RCBA Members: $15
Law Student: Free
Deadline to register: January 17, 2022.
To register after that time, email the program manager.
Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to
you the day prior to the event.
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meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank