Professors Jeffrey Baker and Tanya Asim Cooper Present "Discussing Polarizing Topics in a Polarizing Time: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?" -- AALS 2024 Annual Meeting
Clinical professors Jeffrey R. Baker and Tanya Asim Cooper participated on the panel, "Discussing Polarizing Topics in a Polarizing Time: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?" at the 2024 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting. The annual meeting, titled "Defending Democracy," was held in Washington, DC on January 3-6.
Professors Baker and Cooper spoke on Open Conversations at Pepperdine Caruso Law, which the Diversity Council has hosted monthly since 2015. Open Conversations are lunch events for students to engage across difference and discuss controversies with each other. In an era of intense political and cultural polarization, Open Conversations are an effort to build and defend a better culture of engagement, dignity, love and professionalism.
Professors Baker and Cooper recently published "Open Conversations: Building Culture, Developing Discourse, Nurturing Democracy" on the Holloran Center Professional Identity Implementation Blog at the University of St. Thomas, which may be found at University of St. Thomas Holloran Center
Additional information may be found at AALS 2024 Annual Meeting