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01/08/2018

Association of American Law Schools Panels on Intellectual Diversity
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Via Josh Blackman's Blog: AALS 2018 Symposium – Why Intellectual Diversity Matters (and What Is To Be Done).  Video at the link.  This is from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) annual meeting, held this year in San Diego.

Panel 1, "Why Intellectual Diversity Matter": Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center (Moderator); James Lindgren, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law; Josh Blackman, South Texas College of Law Houston; Laura K. Donohue, Georgetown University Law Center; Carissa Byrne Hessick, University of North Carolina School of Law; Robert J. MacCoun, Stanford Law School.

Panel 2, "What Is to Be Done?": G. Marcus Cole, Stanford Law School (Moderator); George W. Dent, Jr., Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Gail Heriot, University of San Diego School of Law; Daniel B. Rodriguez, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law; Steve Sanders, Indiana University Maurer School of Law; Kellye Y. Testy, Law School Admission Council.

Professor Blackman comments: 

This was an important discussion, which I hope spurs some action in the AALS, and the legal academy more broadly.

My thought from an originalist perspective:  How many law faculties have even one constitutional scholar with an originalist orientation?  A third of them, perhaps?  (But I expect the number was much less when I graduate from law school).