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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2012

CONTACT: Kent Love, director of communications, 517-432-6959; kent.love@law.msu.edu

MSU Law Hosts One-Day Workshop on Diversity in the Law School Classroom

East Lansing, MI — The Michigan State University College of Law will host a Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop this Friday, December 7, 2012. The workshop, entitled “Student Populations: Diversity Matters,” will focus on the topic of diversity in the law school classroom.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute and the Michigan State University College of Law Research, Writing, and Advocacy (RWA) Program. Four sessions are planned during the workshop including Teaching to Students with Varying Cultural and Ethnic Backgrounds, Teaching to Foreign Students, Teaching to Lower and Higher Performing Students in the Same Classroom, and Teaching to Students with Emotional Disabilities.

“We’re pleased to host a forum to discuss diversity in the classroom, since we work with a wide range of students with varying needs,” said Professor Deanne Lawrence, co-director of MSU Law’s RWA Program. “Moreover, the topic is timely in light of increasing ethnic diversity and globalization.”

Confirmed speakers include: Bruce Ching, Michigan State University College of Law; Matthew Fletcher, Michigan State University College of Law; Marilyn Preston, University of Toledo Law; Pam Wilkins, University of Detroit Mercy Law; Chris Evers, Qatar University Law; Jeremy Francis, Michigan State University College of Law; Diane Kraft, University of Kentucky; Stephanie LaRose, Michigan State University College of Law; Karen Shaw, Loyola University Chicago; Ted Becker, University of Michigan Law School; Jessica Levesque, MacCormac College; Pamela Morgan, MacCormac College; Jan Collins-Eaglin, Michigan State University; and Renee Craig, Michigan State University.

The Legal Writing Institute (LWI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving legal writing by providing a forum for discussion and scholarship about legal writing, analysis, and research. LWI promotes these activities through its publications, workshops, specialty conferences, and the national biennial conferences held in even-numbered years.

Michigan State University College of Law, a leading institution of legal education with a long history of educating practice-ready attorneys, prepares future lawyers to use ethics, ambition, and intellect to solve the world’s problems. Michigan State Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education, and is on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars, the Law College’s curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and the Law College Building is equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law’s commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.

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