Volume 45 Symposium (2012-13): Are Law Schools Passing the Bar

The Connecticut Law Review hosted its 2012-13 Symposium on November 16, 2012 on the topic: Are Law Schools Passing the Bar: Examining the Demands and Limitations of the Legal Education Market.  During the Symposium, we discussed the history of the legal education system, how and why the current modalities of legal education have become entrenched, the modes and avenues for change and reform of the system that have proposed by national and regional entities, and practical and theoretical predictions for the future.


Friday, November 16, 2012:

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast and Meet-and-Greet with the speakers

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Delivering Competent Lawyers to Meet the Demands of Today’s Legal Market

  • Chester Paul Beach, Jr., Associate General Counsel, United Technologies Corporation
  • Ann Marie B. Cavazos, Director of Clinical Program and Associate Professor of Law, Florida A&M University, College of Law
  • Jeffrey Lipshaw, Associate Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
  • Judith Welch Wegner, Burton Craige Professor of Law,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Rethinking the “Model” Law School – Disdain and Solutions for the Current Framework
  • Darren Bush, Associate Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
  • Jon M. Garon, Director of Law and Informatics Institute, and Professor of Law, Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law
  • Nancy B. Rapoport, Interim Dean and Gordon Silver Professor of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • David N. Yellen, Dean and Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon and Keynote Address

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Break

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Innovation in Legal Education – What Should the Future of Legal Education Look Like?
  • David H. Blankfein-Tabachnick, Penn State The Dickinson School of Law
  • George A. Critchlow, Associate Professor, Clinical Law Programs, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Renee Newman Knake, Associate Professor of Law, Co-Founder and Co-Director of ReInvent Law; Co-Founder and Co-Director of 21st Century Law Practice Summer Program in London; Co-Director of the Kelley Institute of Ethics and the Legal Profession, Michigan State University College of Law
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