Opt In: Trauma-Informed Classroom - Letting the Science Inform the Practice

We hear a lot about “being trauma informed” these days but what does it mean in the context of a law school classroom? While it may not be rocket science it is science. In this session Professor Meg Garvin and Dr. Christopher Wilson, Director of Being Trauma Informed, will discuss the basic science of how the brain deals with both physical threat and threat to status; what this science means for effective teaching and learning; and how we can create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning while ensuring pedagogical rigor. Presented by the Law School’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee.