Legal Organizations See Lasting Conversations And Self-Examination.

Bar associations, legal groups, and law schools like yours have used The Defamation Experience as a vital tool for diversity programming. Plus, hosting The Defamation Experience provides you the unique opportunity to incorporate CLE credits with this theatrical experience. And now, you can bring this proven experience to your audience no matter where they’re located with DefEx Online. Learn More

Unlike any other program available, The Defamation Experience is a riveting courtroom drama, with a twist—your audience is the jury.

The courtroom of The Defamation Experience offers a familiar setting for your audience to be engaged and moved by theater while coming face-to-face with some of the most pressing issues of our time: race, class, religion, gender, and the law. These issues can skew perceptions of jurors, judges, and even someone’s own legal representation, based on conscious or unconscious bias.

Through the power of theater, The Defamation Experience breaks barriers to self-examination allowing your audience to confront their own biases and engage in civil discourse, driving meaningful conversations that will last for days, weeks, and months.

Experiencing Defamation

Deborah Johnson shares her experiences booking DEFAMATION at RWU Law.

Trending @RWU Law: Diversity & "Defamation"

“… However, with this increase of racial and ethnic diversity, new challenges have emerged to promote greater inclusion for diverse students.  With more diversity in the classroom, there is a desire by those traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession to have a greater voice in talking about, and more discussion around, issues that affect them and their communities.  Students from all backgrounds are looking for opportunities to ask questions and share their perspectives on these issues and the law.  Yet, many are reluctant to have these conversations in class for fear of reprisal or of being misunderstood, misjudged and mislabeled.”

Posted by Deborah Johnson on 12/04/15

[read her full story here]

Interactive, Virtual Diversity Programming For Legal Organizations

Here's What They Have To Say

"The energy was contagious. And the reality of life's toughest topics was presented with class. They helped us truly engage in nuanced discussions about things we encounter everyday but never talk about. On all accounts, the event was a hit."

Ahmad El-Gendi

Attorney at Law, Orange County Bar Association, Orlando, FL

"I want to thank everyone at The Defamation Experience - DefEx Online was great... To continue this dialogue, I hope that we can get a little vulnerable with each other and put some of the burdens on ourselves to grow and change."

Amy Freeman

Chief Human Resources Officer
Nossaman LLP, Los Angeles, CA

"DefEx Online is a beautiful stimulus to what amounts to good deep reflection and healthy conversation."

Chris Esparza

Director of Diveristy, Inclusion, & Leadership Development
University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR

"I saw this program live and wanted to bring it to our school. The virtual program was just as compelling. DefEx Online got our students thinking about many things including the issues of difference. They actively talked about the underlying issues within the trial along with the civil procedures and evidentiary findings. They engaged in how they will eventually navigate the legal world and interact with legal professionals that see the world differently than they do. This was a great start for them.

Erin Keyes

Assistant Dean of Students
University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN

Join Organizations Like These In Booking The Defamation Experience

Orange County Bar Association, FL
Nossaman, LLP, CA (3 Shows)
National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals (NALSAP)
DePaul University College of Law, IL (2 Shows)
Chicago Lincoln American Inn of Court, IL
Allegheny County Bar Association, PA
Decalogue Society of Lawyers, IL
Baylor University School of Law, TX
Boston University School of Law, MA
John Marshall Law School, IL
Roger Williams University School of Law, RI
University of Toledo College of Law, OH
Williamette University College of Law, OR

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Contact us today to learn how this interactive diversity programming can make a difference for your organization.