SPEAK UP: Gender in the Classroom
Our first workshop is entitled Gender in the Classroom and will be held Friday, November 21, from 12:30 - 2 PM in Faculty Lounge. Lunch will be served at 12:10.
Many students struggle with adjusting to law school and learning to express their views in the often intimidating setting of law school lectures. This workshop will give students the opportunity to discuss these challenges and brainstorm practical solutions with members of the faculty in small group discussions. Participating faculty members include: Ian Ayres, Rob Harrison, Megan Barnett, Jean Koh Peters, Amy Chua, Judith Resnik, Heather Gerken, Sharon Brooks, and Reva Siegel.
Come with friends and members of your small group! Many people have found that collective action is often a successful way to combat individual fears of speaking in class. To review previous studies on gender in the classroom at Yale ranging from 2006 to 1987, please refer to these three articles:
For a longer bibliography of scholarship on gender disparity in law school, visit the University of Maryland: Women, Leadership & Equality Program.