2007 Events


December 7 & 8, 2007 - "The Legal Study Project"

The Legal Study Project held its first meeting of the ten law schools (CUNY, Dayton, Georgetown, Harvard, Indiana-Bloomington, New Mexico, NYU, Stanford, Southwestern, and Vanderbilt) at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation on the Stanford campus.

December 6- 7, 2007 - 1st Annual Upstate/Western New York and Beyond Regional Clinical Conference

"Forming a Regional Community to Share and Define Best Practices", Syracuse University College of Law

The conference explored and critically examined issues raised in the new Carnegie Report, entitled "Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law," and the Clincial Legal Education Association's (CLEA) "Best Practices for Legal Education: A Vision and a Road Map."

November 9, 2007 - The Mercer Law Review

The Mercer Law Review hosted a symposium on The Opportunity for Legal Education.

November 2-4, 2007 - Legal Education at the Crossroads, Ideas to Action, Part I

A conference of 57 reform-minded law school deans, associate deans, clinical teachers, traditional teachers, legal writing teachers, and academic support people discussed how to implement recommendations for improving legal education contained in two recently published books. Educating Lawyers was published by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and Best Practices for Legal Education was published by the Clinical Legal Education Association. Both books call on law schools to implement significant, fundamental changes in what they teach and how they teach it.

The by-invitation-only conference, Legal Education at the Crossroads, Ideas to Action, Part I, was planned and facilitated by the primary author of Best Practices for Legal Education, Professor Roy Stuckey, University of South Carolina School of Law; and one of the authors of Educating Lawyers, Professor Judith Wegner, University of North Carolina School of Law. Professor Wegner delivered the keynote address, but most of the conference time was spent in small group discussions followed by group reports and discussions.

November 1, 2007 - >Educating Lawyers

Vanessa Merto of Pace Law School led an informal faculty colloquium discussing Educating Lawyers and Best Practices for Legal Education at Wake Forest University School of Law. A respectable portion of the faculty attended (there was a free lunch) and seemed intrigued by the notion of seriously and systematically applying assessment techniques to law school teaching.

September 28, 2007 - Leading Change in Legal Education

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and Paul Holland were the luncheon speakers on Leading Change in Legal Education: The Carnegie Study, Educating Lawyers and the book by Roy Stuckey, Best Practices in Legal Education at the Seattle University / SALT Deanship workshop, " Promoting Diversity in Deanships".