FIU Law hosts visiting legal scholars from institutions worldwide to provide insight and encourage discussion on myriad legal topics. The purpose of the Faculty Workshops series is to encourage interactive discussion between FIU Law faculty on current legal issues, and provide an open forum through which such discussion can take place. Each workshop features a different legal subject, and is lead by a scholar in that field.
The FIU Faculty Workshop Series started archiving presentations from visiting legal scholars in October 2015. When possible, the workshops were recorded and are provided here. When available, the working drafts of works in progress discussed at the time of the Workshop were also obtained and archived. For access to those hidden works, please contact the eCollections administrator.
How Law Schools Are Failing Minority Students: The Insidious Consequences of Ignoring Stereotype Threat
Professor Russell McClain, of University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, presented a working draft of his work How Law Schools Are Failing Minority Students: The Insidious Consequences of Ignoring Stereotype Threat. This work examines the psychological phenomenon "stereotype threat" research as it relates to law schools and makes recommendations for addressing the phenomenon.
Corey Rayburn Yung
Professor Corey Rayburn Yung, of University of Kansas School of Law presented a working draft of his work Policing Rape. This work focuses on obstacles to true rape prosecution reform by examining recent cases and analyzing the hypothesized detrimental effects current cultural and police practices have on rape victims before they bring their claims to the courthouse.