Title of Presentation: Gender and Racial Issues in Legal Education: Law as Mechanism for Social Control
Names of all Presenters: Chloryne Dewi, Maria Quezada Ortiz, Ogugua V. C. Ikpeze, Omoyemen Lucia Odigie-Emmanuel, Valorie Vojdik
Short Abstract: Globally, issues of gender and racial inequalities, discrimination and injustices abound despite the long history of the international framework to promote equality, non-discrimination and gender justice and are linked to gender stereotypes and learned values. They are evident in high rates of gender based violence, discriminatory attitude towards female victims and persons of other racial origin, absence of gender perspectives in curriculum development and legal training, acceptance of gender and racial bias and crimes, discriminatory socio-cultural patterns . They persist because of lack attention to their root cause and underlying stereotypes. Gender and racial inequality are shaped by stereotypes which form the basis of bias and results inequalities between men and women.
This session seeks to articulate the nature of gender and racial issues that arise in legal education, to explore how gender and racial justice outcome can be integrated as value components in law school curricu
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