One of the top U.S. law schools will “adopt a broader approach” to teaching about systemic racism this fall, one which includes a mandatory course on “race and the law.”
According to The Washington Free Beacon, the Class of 2024 at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law will have to choose at least one of four courses before graduating: “Race and the Law,” “Critical Race Theory,” “Indigenous Rights in the Americas,” and “Cross-Cultural Negotiation.”
Cardozo, currently ranked in the top 55 schools in the country, noted in a campus news story that it also will have a “new emphasis on racial context and impacts in courses not primarily about race,” and will require implicit bias and cultural competency trainings for students and faculty.
“The history of racism and discrimination in America is intertwined and supported by law and legal structures,” Dean Melanie Leslie said. “As scholars and advocates, it is critical that we do our part at Cardozo to acknowledge and eradicate systemic racism; as educators, we must ensure that our graduates are culturally competent and well-educated on issues of discrimination.”…