The Law School in the New Legal Environment Symposium

Co-sponsored by Access Group, Inc. and Washington University Journal of Law & Policy.  This page will serve as the source of the latest information concerning the symposium. This symposium offers 5 MCLE credit hours in Missouri.

Please bookmark this page and check back periodically for any updates. Registration is required for this event.

For more information regarding the Symposium, please contact: Bethany Friedrich, Symposium Coordinator at (314) 935-3387 or bfriedrich@wulaw.wustl.edu  

SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

Friday, October 26, 2012  

8:00 - 9:00 am 

Registration and Continental Breakfast 
Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom Foyer (No. 310) and Trial Courtroom Corridor (No. 309) 

9:00 - 10:00 am

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Kent D. Syverud
Dean and Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor, Washington University School of Law
 

PLENARY: CHANGE AND THE NEW LEGAL ENVIRONMENT  

Managing Change
Andrew F. Puzder
Chief Executive Officer, CKE Restaurants, Inc. 

Failing Law Schools
Brian Tamanaha
William Gardiner Hammond Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law 

Change and Academic Mission
Lauren Robel
President, The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and Val Nolan Professor of Law, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President at Indiana University-Bloomington  

Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (No. 310) 

10:00 - 10:15 am

Break 
Anheuser-Busch Hall, Trial Courtroom Corridor (No. 309)   

10:15 - 11:15 am

SESSION I (Concurrent Sessions) 
 

Affordability and Access to Legal Education in the New Legal Environment  

Speakers: 

Jerry Organ
Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law
 

Deborah Jones Merritt
John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, Ohio State University-Moritz College of Law
 

Chris Chapman
President and Chief Executive Officer, Access Group, Inc.
 

Commentators:

Kyle McEntee
Executive Director, Law School Transparency
 

Steve Willborn
Chair, Board of Trustees, Law School Admission Council, Former Dean, and Judge Harry A. Spencer Professor of Law, University of Nebraska- Lincoln College of Law
 

Anheuser-Busch Hall, Peper, Martin, Jensen, Maichel and Hetlage Classroom (No. 401)  

  The Future of Faculty in the New Legal Environment 

 

Speakers:

Michael A. Olivas
William B. Bates Distinguished Chair of Law and Director of the Institute of Higher Education Law & Governance, University of Houston Law Center
 

Ian Weinstein
Immediate Past President, Clinical Legal Education Association, and Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Programs, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
 
Michael Fitts
Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
 

Commentator:

Cynthia Nance
Professor, University of Arkansas School of Law
 

Anheuser-Busch Hall, Cullenbine Classroom (No. 305)  

11:15 - 11:30 am 

Break
Anheuser-Busch Hall, Trial Courtroom Corridor (No. 309)
 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

SESSION II (Concurrent Sessions) 

 

Preparation for Practice and Placement in the New Legal Environment  

Speakers:

William D. Henderson
Professor and Director of Center on the Global Legal Profession, Indiana University – Maurer School of Law
 

Mary Beth Beazley
Associate Professor, Ohio State University - Moritz College of Law
 

Roy Stuckey
Webster Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Clinical Legal Education, University of South Carolina School of Law
 

Commentator:

Christine Durham
Chief Justice, Utah Supreme Court
 

John F. O’Brien
Dean and Professor, New England Law
 

Anheuser-Busch Hall, Peper, Martin, Jensen, Maichel and Hetlage Classroom (No. 401) 

 

How Will Online Education Change Law Schools in the New Legal Environment 

Speakers: 

Chip Paucek
Chief Executive Officer, 2tor Inc.
 

Barry Currier
Interim Consultant on Legal Education, American Bar Association
 

Moderator: 

Leo P. Martinez
Albert Abramson Professor of Law
Hastings College of the Law
University of California
 

Anheuser-Busch Hall, Cullenbine Classroom (No. 305)   

12:30 - 2:00 pm

 

DISCUSSION OF THE WHOLE: FIVE HIGHEST PRIORITIES FOR CHANGE
Lunch to be Served
 

Speakers/Moderators:

Ruth McGregor
Retired Chief Justice, Arizona Supreme Court
 

Daniel Bernstine
President, Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
 

Anheuser-Busch Hall, Crowder Courtyard (No. 301)