Through the Gale Ep3: Building Inclusive Law Schools


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In this episode, we examine how law schools have responded to calls to develop new curriculum and pedagogy that is critical, inclusive, and attentive to how race, power, and identity shape jurisprudence and the culture of law schools. Through conversations with Susan Sturm (George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility), Kendall Thomas (Nash Professor of Law), and Professor Meera Deo (Southwestern Law School), the hosts explore the role of hiring practices, pedagogy and curriculum in law schools’ evolving anti-racism efforts.

Episode Details

Released: August 17, 2022

Length: 33:12


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Meera E. Deo, The Honorable Vaino Spencer Chair and Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School.

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Susan P. Sturm, George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility.

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Kendall Thomas, Nash Professor of Law.

Hosted By:

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Alexis Banks '22 is an incoming associate at a New York Big Law firm. She is interested in the intersection of storytelling, social movements, and the law, with a particular interest in how mass media and popular culture serve as a frame and a reflection of our society and the way we understand history, race, politics, and social equality.

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Sneha Pandya '21 works in the U.S. Senate. She is interested in racial justice, economic justice, and climate justice in the financial regulatory space, administrative and constitutional governance, and constitutional history.

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Marica L. Wright '22 was an active member of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team, Empowering Women of Color, and the Admissions Ambassadors during her time at Columbia Law, and she served as president of the Black Law Students Association. She is interested in racial justice, anti-racism in legal education, and anti-racism in the legal profession at large.


Written and produced by Alexis Banks, Sneha Pandya, and Marica L. Wright.
Edited and recorded by Devan Kortan and Jake Rosati.
Special thanks to Michelle Wilson, Julie Godsoe, Cary Midland, and Kara Van Woerden.

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Instrumentals courtesy of Free Music Archive.


Civil Rights and Discrimination | Law | Law and Race | Legal Profession


Center for Constitutional Governance

Through the Gale Ep3: Building Inclusive Law Schools