Michigan State University


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We welcome your help in curating this bibliography. To suggest additional resources, comments, or insights related to inclusive teaching, please contact the following librarians directly, or fill out this form.

MSU Researcher Highlight

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Databases & Terms Searched: 


  • Education Source
  • ERIC
  • HeinOnline
  • LegalTrac
  • LexisNexis
  • Nexis Uni
  • SSRN
  • Westlaw

Useful Keywords/Search Terms

  • Causalism/Causalisation/Causalist
  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Inclusion/Inclusive
  • Law School
  • Legal Education
  • Professional Development

Relevant Journals: 

ABA Journal

The Chronicle of Higher Education<

Journal of Diversity in Higher Education

Journal of Legal Education



Atkins, T. D. (2018). Amplifying diverse voices: Strategies for promoting inclusion in the law school classroom. Second Draft, 31(2), 10-14.

Baker, T. N. (2017). How top law schools can resuscitate an inclusive climate for minority and low-income law students. Georgetown Journal of Law Modern Critical Race Perspectives, 9(2), 123-152.

Ball, S. & James, H. (Dec. 2009). Making law teaching accessible and inclusive. Journal of Information, Law and Technology, Gale Academic Onefile, https://link-galegroup-com-proxy1-cl-msu-edu.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/apps/doc/A217185434/AONE?u=msu_main&sid=AONE&xid=70e14350.

Dallinger-Lain, E. (2018). Racialized interactions in the law school classroom: Pedagogical approaches to creating safe learning environment. Journal of Legal Education, 67(3), 780-801.

Grover, S.; Womack, N. (2017). Stories at the edge of class marginalization in the law school experience. Seattle Journal for Social Justice, 16(1), 41-70.

Professors share: The moment that changed the way I teach. (2018). The Chronicle of Higher Education, Retrieved from http://ezproxy.msu.edu.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/docview/2169754645?accountid=12598

Purvis, D. E. (2012). Female law students, gendered self-evaluation, and the promise of positive psychology. Michigan State Law Review, 2012(5), 1693-1716.

Rocconi, L. M., Taylor, A. N., Haeger, H., Zilvinskis, J. D., & Christensen, C. R. (2019). Beyond the numbers: An examination of diverse interactions in law school. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 12(1), 27-37.

Smith, C. E. (2011). Seven principles: Increasing access to law school among students of color. Iowa Law Review, 96(5), 1677-1698.

Tavares, B. L. (2017). Changing the construct: Promoting cross-cultural conversations in the law school classroom. Journal of Legal Education, 67(1), 211-241.

International Perspectives - Australia

Israel, M.; Skead, N.; Heath, M.; Hewitt, A.; Galloway, K.; Steel, A. (2017). Fostering quiet inclusion: Interaction and diversity in the australian law classroom. Journal of Legal Education, 66(2), 332-356.

International Perspectives - Australia

Heath, M.; Galloway, K.; Skead, N.; Steel, A. & Israel, M. (2017). Learning to feel like a lawyer: law teachers, sessional teaching and emotional labour in legal education, Griffith Law Review, 26:3, 430-457, DOI: 10.1080/10383441.2017.1406791

International Perspectives - United Kingdom

Vaughan, S. (2016). The state of the nation: diversity and the British legal academy, The Law Teacher, 50:2, 255-263, DOI: 10.1080/03069400.2016.1163811


Cuyjet, M.J.; Linder, C.; Howard-Hamilton, M.F. & Cooper, D.L. (Eds.). (2016).  Multiculturalism on Campus: Theory, Models, and Practices for Understanding Diversity and Creating Inclusion. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.


Imo, K. (2018). Fix it: How History, Sports, and Education can Inform Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Today. Chicago, IL: ABA Law Practice Division.


Society of American Law Teachers and Golden Gate University School of Law (2011). Vulnerable Populations and Transformative Law Teaching: A Critical Reader. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Contact Info

Brent Domann
Reference Librarian, Adjunct Professor

Brooke Minore
Assistant Director for Collection Management, Adjunct Professor