9 Geo. J. L. & Mod. Critical Race Persp. 123 (2017)
How Top Law Schools Can Resuscitate an Inclusive Climate for Minority and Low-Income Law Students

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  How Top Law Schools Can Resuscitate An Inclusive

  Climate for Minority And Low-Income Law Students


                                TAIFHA  N. BAKER*

     Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance. -
     Verna Myers, Esq., TED  Talk presenter, nationally-recognized diversity expert
     specializing in law school and law firm diversity trainings, and Principal of Verna
     Myers Consulting Group, LLC.

                               TABLE  OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION                  .........................................        124

  I.  DEFINING   TERMS:  MINORITY   AND  Low-INCOME STUDENTS AT ToP
      LAW  SCHOOLS               ......................................        127

 II.  THE  NEED  FOR  ToP  LAW  SCHOOLS   To  CREATE  A MORE   INCLUSIVE
      CLIMATE   ..........................................                     130

      A.   Problems Related to TLS Deans and OtherAdministrative
           Leaders ...        .....................................            131

           1.   Neglected Racial Injustices .......................            131

           2.   Consequences  of Neglecting Racial Injustices ..........       132

           3.   No Robust  Critical Race Theory or Social Justice
                Program  ....................................                  134

           4.   Insufficient Recruitment Structures .................          135

      B.   Problems Related to TLS Faculty .......................             137

           1.   Poor Curriculum  Design   ........................             137

           2.   Lack of Inclusive Teaching Methods   ................          139

    J.D. Candidate, Georgetown University Law Center (2017); B.S., St. John's University (2012). The
author thanks Professor Eloise Pasachoff for providing insightful comments on earlier versions of this article
and continued support in this endeavor. She also thanks the administrators, faculty, students and alumni who
offered constructive comments to this article including: Dean Naomi Mezey, Professor Aaron N. Taylor,
Professor Jamillah Williams, Maura DeMouy, Nicole Sandoz, J. Trent Kennedy, Dr. Judith Perez-Caro,
student and alumni leaders from New York University Black Allied Law Student Association, Harvard Law
School, Columbia Law School, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, University of Pennsylvania
Law School, Cornell Law School and the Georgetown Law November 2016 Roundtable Session participants.
Finally, the author thanks her fiance, James Marcus Alexander, mother, Merdith Rowe, and sisters, Takaria
Baker, Simone Archer and Nadine Archer for their unconditional love and unwavering support. @ 2017,
Taifha N. Baker.
  1. AppNexus, Diversity is Being Invited to the Party: Inclusion is Being Asked to Dance, YouTUBE (Dec. 10,
2015), https://perma.cc/LKC3-RSUF.


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