LESLIE PATRICE CULVER portrait
  • Professor (Clinical), College Of Law

Publications

Research Keywords

  • Legal Research & Writing; Scholarly Legal Writing; Law & Identity; Identity & Professional Responsibility; Race & the Law; Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; Cultural Consciousness/Awareness

Presentations

  • Utah State Bar Association July Bar Convention, Sun valley, ID, Equity and Perspective – How Can Our System Be More Reflective of our Community in Seeking Civil Rights and in Dispensing Justice? Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/29/2021.
  • Law & Society Association (LSA) 2021 Annual Meeting, Virtual, Author Meets Reader: Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court. Panel, Presented, 05/29/2021.
  • Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) Workshop, Salt Lake City, UT, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Conducted virtual professionalism and leadership training for student organization leaders of PILO, with focus on promoting dialogue, modeling difficult/cross-cultural dialogues and building community. Presentation, Presented, 03/22/2021.
  • Black Cultural Center (BCC) Spotlight Scholar, Discussion of scholarly research on conscious identity performance. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/09/2021.
  • Dean's Book Review, Reviewing John Meacham’s, His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope, with Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner’s monthly book review. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/21/2021.
  • AALS LWRR Section/Northeaster One-Day Legal Writing Workshop, Integrating Race Issues in the LRW Classroom: Addressing Benefits and Challenges. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/03/2020.
  • Inaugural Black Women & The Law Summit, Malibu, CA, Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law (via Zoom), Supported broad theme of making visible the oft invisible Black woman in the law by discussing how institutions can be accountable for allyship, the role of mentorship, and how Black woman law students can be consciously perform their identities to move toward empowerment despite institutional or historical barriers in the legal profession. Panel, Presented, 11/06/2020.
  • 2020 LWI Mentor/Mentee Coffee Break Event, LWI New Member Committee, Served as mentor for Speed Mentoring session offering expertise for new legal writing professors in the following areas: teaching excellence; scholarship; teaching online; diversity promotion; changing schools; promotion and tenure; global legal skills; service; work-life balance; book publishing; and status. Specifically, I offered mentoring advice on promoting diversity in the lives of faculty members in order to effectively bring this robust discussion into the classroom. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/18/2020.
  • 2020 SEALS Annual Conference, Law, Literature, and the Implications of Interdisciplinary Exchange, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Panel, Presented, 07/30/2020.
  • Guest Lecturer for Oregon's Plus Program, Eugene, OR, University of Oregon School of Law (via Zoom). Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 07/27/2020.
  • Virtual Legal Career Boot Camp, Various, AltaClaro and Leg Up Legal University Law Center, “Diversity Pipeline 101” as part of Career Development Series for 1L, 2Ls and LLM students, with focus on understanding and navigating pipeline programs, internships, externships, clerkships, and fellowships. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/22/2020.
  • AALS Faculty Focus, Virtual Platform, “Racism, Justice, and Your Fall Classes!”. Panel, Presented, 06/30/2020.
  • Appellate Defender, Inc., Invited ReO Institute Speaker: Virtual presentation exploring implicit bias and cultural awareness in and through legal writing, San Diego, CA. Presentation, Presented, 06/24/2020.
  • REO Institute: Seminar, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Invited ReO Institute Consultant: Conducting half-day virtual seminar focused on implicit bias, Philadelphia, PA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/11/2020.
  • Orrick Law Firm: Black History Month Speaker, Invited ReO Institute Speaker: Providing Lunch & Learn discussion to explore identity performance and cultural, awareness in the law firm culture and broader legal profession, Irvine, CA. Presentation, Presented, 02/25/2020.
  • 2019 Global Legal Skills, ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Co-Presenter: Awakening the “Critical” in Critical Thinking, Phoenix, AZ. Presentation, Presented, 12/12/2019.