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SCritLS Salon: Managing Dominant Cultural Narratives in the Legal Classroom


October 9, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Room Offsite
Managing Dominant Cultural Narratives in the Legal Classroom
Wednesday, October 9th, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Munger 5 lounge
Dinner will be served!
We will read an excerpt from Mascaras, Trenzas, y GreƱas by Margaret Montoya, and a response to the article by a current law student.  Both readings describe the author's experience managing her own past and identity in the 1L classroom.  The excerpts prompt us to consider whether there is a dominant cultural narrative in the law, how those foreign to that cultural experience are affected by this dominance, and how it is manifested in the classroom.
- Section 3C1 of the attached article (pages 11-16) (HLS '15 student response to the article above)
What is the Stanford Critical Law Society?

The Stanford Critical Law Society (SCritLS) is a new student organization that seeks to foster student discussion on the interaction between law and race, gender, class, and sexual orientation among other topics. The mission of the organization is to create a safe space where students can address these topics and engage in societal and institutional critique. Join the email list to hear about upcoming events, including SCritLS Salons: biweekly dinners featuring group discussion of short articles and other relevant topics brought by group members.