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Hosted by Albany Law School, the conference focused on the importance
of setting measurable learning goals and implementing them in both the
clinic and non-clinic classroom setting. Participants discussed both
general trends in curriculum reform and specific ways to develop goals
to measure student learning.
Professor Roy Stuckey, author of Best Practices for Legal Education and
a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of South
Carolina School of Law, spoke about "Setting Measureable Goals for Law
Student Teaching," calling out legal education for preparing students to
think like appellate judges rather than lawyers.
The conference was sponsored by the AALS Section on Legal Education,
Albany Law School, Syracuse University College of Law, University at
Buffalo Law School and Vermont Law School.
UCLA School of Law and Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law
School are co-hosting a second conference to focus on the pedagogy of
Interviewing and Counseling at the UCLA School of Law. Through
interactive panels, small group discussion, and demonstration, this
conference will explore methods teachers can use to increase student
retention in experiential coursework.
Co-hosted by Seattle University School of Law, through its Korematsu
Center for Law and Equality and the Society of American Law Teachers
(SALT), this conference targeted those who are interested in pursuing
deanships or other administrative positions with the legal academy, as
well as those who are involved in search committies for decanal
Hosted by the Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta
Georgia. Law schools are increasingly partnering with other professional
schools and other professionals in their community who work in
health-relateddisciplines, such as medicine, social work, public health,
nursing, mental health, and education. This conference explores the
opportunities and challenges in interdisciplinary collaborations in
various educational settings.
The University of Denver, Sturm College of Law requests proposals to
participate in a working conference on assessment in legal education.
This conference is intended to respond to the calls for better methods
of assessment made in the Carnegie Report, and BEST PRACTICES.
Sponsored by the Institute of Law Teaching and Education of Gonzaga
University School of Law. This conference explored techniques for
teaching skills and professionalism across the law school curriculum.
Building on the energy generated by the publications of Carnegie's
Educating Lawyers and CLEA's Best Practices for Legal Education, the
Institute's summer conference provided a forum for dedicated teachers to
share with colleagues innovative ideas and effective methods for modern
Sponsored by UNM School of Law and University of Denver College of
Law, the goal of this gathering is to allow Indian Law Clinics, and
other clinicians working with minority populations to work in solidarity
on Poverty Law and community lawyering issues, to discuss our shared
mission and differing perspectives, and to support new ideas.
"A LegalEducation Prospectus: Law Schools & Emerging Frontiers in Curriculum, Lawyering, and Social Justice"!
Rutgers gathered an amazing group of speakers to discuss innovative
approaches to legal education, including curricular reform, the use of
technology, and the unique potential for law schools to inculcate public
and professional values in students.
University of Maryland School of Law hosted a national conference on
Best Practices in Clinical Legal Education. The conference gathered
educators to explore and summarize the best practices discussions taking
place all over the country and in the academy in response to the
recently published Carnegie Report Educating Lawyers, and Best Practices
for Legal Education by Roy Stuckey. Programs that are implementing the
reports' recommendations were explored.January 7, 2009 - AALS Section -
Teaching to the Entire Class: Innovative and Effective Instruction to
Engage Every Student