Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Columbia Journal of Race and Law Special Feature

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

In this essay, Professor R.A. Lenhardt describes the lasting educational legacy of Professor Derrick Bell. Using a Bell article entitled “Humanity in Legal Education” as its starting point, the essay explores Bell’s emphasis on social justice and “conscience” in legal instruction. In particular, it discusses the impact that Bell’s unique approach to teaching law had on students enrolled at Harvard Law School in the 1990s, where Professor Bell taught before a much publicized protest leave.

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