Professor Eunice Park’s article, “Establishing Learning Outcomes Under ABA Standard 302: Cultural Competence,” was published in the Association of American Law Schools Section on Teaching Methods Fall 2016 newsletter. Professor Park discusses how legal writing courses offer opportunities to raise awareness of the importance of sensitivity to diverse cultural mores, and how to assess students’ cultural competence, in order to prepare students “for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession.”
Professors Monica Todd and Eunice Park presented “Cultural Competence–A Critical Skill for Modern Lawyering,” at the Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, held at the University of New Mexico School of Law March 5-6. Cultural competency has been identified by the ABA as a professional skill needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession, and the California Bar counts it among the experiential skills. The presentation, which included Professor Lori Roberts’ assessment rubric, addressed methods currently being employed for incorporating cultural competency as a learning outcome in Western State’s legal writing program.