The Harvard Law School Association of Massachusetts
invites you to join a virtual event:
Biased? Who, Me?! A Candid Look at the Problem of Implicit Bias
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
All of us have biases, and some biases have served us well as a species, protecting us from danger and enabling us to make routine decisions quickly. Other biases have not served us well in a modern, diverse society, where the tendency to feel more comfortable with people who are like us creates blinders of which we are often unaware. This presentation, by HLS Lecturer on Law David A. Hoffman, will explore the origins of biases, how they can be measured, and how we can counteract – in ourselves and others – those biases that stand in the way of progress against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination in our society. After a thirty-minute presentation, David will field questions and facilitate a discussion of these topics.
Before the event, we encourage you to check out the following links:
Implicit Bias: A Primer for Courts by Jerry Kang '93 Distinguised Professor of Law, UCLA Law and former Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion at UCLA
We encourage you to read this article in the National Center for State Courts about implicit bias within the court system.
If you have not already taken it, we encourage you to test your own implicit bias with the Race Implicit Association Test and others available on Project Implicit, co-created by Harvard Professor Mahzarin Banaji. Two tests will take approximately 30 minutes, and there are currently 15 tests available to choose from. All tests are completely anonymous and provide clear instructions.
The John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law at HLS, where he has taught the mediation course since 2008. David also teaches a course on Diversity and Dispute Resolution and a legal ethics course entitled Legal Profession: Collaborative Law. He is the founding member of Boston Law Collaborative, LLC, and is a former chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. He has published three books and numerous articles on dispute resolution. David and his wife live in a cohousing community in Acton, Massachusetts. They have five adult children and an adolescent cat.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM Wed 29 Jul 2020 ( Timezone: Eastern )
Virtual Event Instructions:
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Georgetown University Law Center
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Bernabei & Kabat PLLC
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