This essay is a love letter for black law students who, if they are like I was during my time in law school, experience law school at its margins. I have been resistant to explaining why this essay is so important for white clinicians to read because proffering such an explanation is antithetical to why I am writing. This essay provides access to an intimate conversation. Even addressing its value for a white audience centers whiteness in a conversation to which the white audience is not a party. An eavesdropper does not have permission to ask the speakers to speak up.
GW Paper Series
Caesar, Carmia, "The Talk: Centering Black Law Students in Discussions About Race in Clinical Teaching" (2023). GW Law Faculty Publications & Other Works. 1677.