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Are UI Law School Problems Isolated?

Two years ago, a bit of trouble started brewing at the University of Idaho College of Law. The eyes in pictures of gay and civil rights student activists were gouged out, or pierced by pins. A short time later, someone posted fliers saying that Mormons, Catholics and other Christians are at the root of anti-gay sentiment. And more recently, a student made disparaging comments about women, saying they had no place in law school and should be at home bearing children. The tense climate created by these incidents led an accreditation team to strongly recommend diversity and professionalism training for everyone in the law school. Last month, law school faculty members decided to make the sessions mandatory for themselves and all students. But two students said that while such incidents are disturbing, they are in no way indicative of the general culture at the law school/Joel Mills, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Do you support mandatory diversity training for UI Law School students?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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