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News Posted on September 8, 2017

Dean Johnson Publishes on Diversity and Student Wellness in Sacramento Lawyer

Dean Kevin R. Johnson published an essay in the latest issue of Sacramento Lawyer  expressing “Some Thoughts on the Future of Legal Education: Why Diversity and Student Wellness Should Matter in a Time of ‘Crisis.’” 

The September/October issue also includes an article on the “U.S. Supreme Court Year in Review” event held July 7 at the Sacramento office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, which featured presentations by Dean Johnson, Professors Carlton Larson and Aaron Tang, and Senior Associate Dean Madhavi Sunder.

Dean Johnson’s essay summarizes a longer article of the same title published in the Buffalo Law Review regarding various challenges facing legal educators.  Though economic problems tend to get the most publicity, the lack of diversity in legal education and the growing demand “for a more human and student-friendly learning environment” should also get attention, he writes.

“As law schools change, my hope is that we do not lose sight of the need to address diversity and student wellness concerns,” states Dean Johnson.