Hosted by SALT, at the William S. Richardson School of Law in
Honolulu, Hawaii, the conference's theme will examine the most pressing
challenges law schools face in the 21st century. Speakers will discuss
"justice" in various socio-economic settings, student diversity and
rising indebtedness, as well as issues affecting law faculty, such as
tenure and accreditation standards.
SALT is seeking ideas for a range of sessions including panels and
workshops that fit within the conference themes, and are encouraging
proposals from small groups of three or four as well as from
individuals. If you are proposing a panel discussion, please note
whether you would be open to an additional speaker. We welcome a variety
of session formats from formal papers to more informal discussion
topics. Please send your proposals to Ngai Pindell (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15, 2010, proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis.
The recently proposed ABA Standard on Student Learning Outcomes makes
clear that law schools will need to be more versed in assessing and
measuring the development of their students. This conference seeks to
further the dialogue by introducing in more detail methods by which such
assessment may be accomplished. This one-day conference will be hosted
by the Charlotte School of Law.
The 2010 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education will take place
at the Renaissance Harborplace Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Conference's planning committee has described the event as follows:
Best Practices for Legal Education and the Carnegie Report,
Educating Lawyers, have stimulated a conversation about change in many
law schools, including about how and whether to educate lawyers for
practice. As professors who have played a central role in educating
graduates for practice and in pushing reform in legal education,
clinicians have been and will be an important voice in these
conversations. This Conference aims to provide clinical educators with
knowledge and skills needed for improving their own programs and
participating meaningfully in institutional change. The conference's
goal is to empower clinicians and other faculty whether their school is
deeply engaged in discussions about Carnegie and Best Practices or
whether the conversation has not even begun. To that end, the conference
will follow an arc that considers the possibility of change in our own
teaching (through examination of outcomes-based approaches), in the
vision of lawyering we employ and transmit to our students (through
engagement of the role of critical perspectives in effecting positive
change), and, finally, in our clinical programs, academic institutions
and legal education as a whole (through examination of theoretical
models that explore how change occurs).
For more information on the conference contact, Susan Bryant, City University of New York School of Law, Chair (email@example.com).
This one-day conference for new and experienced legal educators
interested in developing as teachers will take place at the Elon
University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina. The conference
co-sponsors are the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (Gonzaga and
Washburn) and the Center for Engaged Learning in the Law (Elon). The
conference will consist of four sessions: (1) course and class planning;
(2) teaching methods; (3) assessment and exams; and (4) developing as a
University of Minnesota Law will host a curriculum and development
roundtable where, selected clinical and experiential program faculty
will present working documents to be discussed in facilitated groups.
This will be an opportunity for peer collaboration in responding to the
Carnegie Report, Best Practices, and the MacCrate Report. The organizers
hope to provide a forum for the publication and dissemination of papers
defining issues, outlining strategies, and addressing needs in the
changing experiential education environment.
For more information contact Ms. Lori Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franklin Pierce Law Center and the Society of American Law Teachers
(SALT) are co-hosting a small national conference of law faculty, law
deans, state Supreme Court justices, and state Bar Examiners interested
in learning more about Franklin Pierce Law School's Daniel Webster
Scholar Honors Program (DWS) with an eye toward potentially developing a
similar program in their states.
DWS is designed to help make students "client ready." Students
enrolled in DWS take a variety of doctrinal courses, simulation courses,
clinics, and externships. Professionalism experiences are infused
through this course of study. DWS students develop a portfolio
containing both written and videotaped material. Their portfolio and
skills performances are assessed by law faculty, practitioners, Justices
of the NH Supreme Court , NH Bar Examiners, and "standardized clients."
Students successfully completing the DWS program are licensed in NH
without having to take the traditional bar exam.
Please contact Tim Floyd, Chair of the SALT Subcommittee on Alternatives to the Bar Exam, at Floyd_tw@law.mercer.edu to get more information about the upcoming April conference.
This NIFTEP workshop took place at the Red Top Mountain Lodge,
located 40 miles northwest of Atlanta, and will be entitled, "New
Professionalism Opportunities in a Time of Crisis." Attendance at this
highly participatory event is limited to invited speakers and to those
selected to be Spring 2010 NIFTEP Fellows.
Golden Gate University School of Law and the Society of American Law
Teachers (SALT) are presenting a two-day teaching conference in San
Francisco. The conference will explore questions such as: how can law
teachers integrate economic issues precipitated by class, race, and
gender into a broad range of courses, including, for example, first-year
Contracts or Professional Responsibility, Health or Environmental Law,
Clinics and Externships? What types of nontraditional classes would most
effectively focus student interest on the economic needs of vulnerable
populations? How do law schools initiate and encourage collaborative
alliances to broaden discussions and promote positive change? The
conference will consider these issues from the perspectives of
interdisciplinary academics, practitioners, and activists.
To be held at University of Miami School of Law, Externships 5 will
explore how externships respond to and advance changes in the legal
profession, legal education, and the economy B changes both past and
future. The questions to explore include: "How can externship clinics
advance the promise of Carnegie and Best Practices?
"How should changes in our students' career prospects affect our
programs? "How might changing roles for lawyers affect our teaching and
clinical supervision? and "How might new ABA Standards affect the