In 2007, a Carnegie Foundation report concluded that our nation’s law schools are failing to adequately prepare graduates for the practice of law. Moreover, after the recession, corporate employers have become increasingly cautious about hiring new associates who lack the practical legal skills needed to make an immediate impact. These events are drawing attention to innovative pedagogical efforts in law schools across the country, and for this reason, the Chapman Law Review is pleased to host a legal symposium on Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1, 2013, entitled “The Future of Law, Business, and Legal Education: How to Prepare Students to Meet Corporate Needs.” Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr. of the Delaware Court of Chancery will be our keynote speaker at this exciting event. The Symposium will focus on legal education reform, and how law schools can prepare students to be practice-ready to meet the specific needs of the business community and in-house counsel.
Thursday, January 31, 20136:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Welcome Dinner at Sandhu Conference Center
All Panelists and Law Review Members
Friday, February 1, 2013
8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Registration and Continental Breakfast, KH237
9:00 A.M. – 9:15 A.M.
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Dean Tom Campbell, Chapman University School of Law
9:15 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
PANEL 1: Can Law Schools Prepare Students to be Practice Ready?
James Moliterno, Washington & Lee University School of Law
Sara Rankin, Seattle University School of Law
R. Michael Cassidy, Boston College School of Law
Susan Myers, Associate Director of Legal Affairs at Hyundai Capital America
Professor Susanna Ripken, Chapman University School of Law
10:30 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
PANEL 2: Finding a Better Way to Teach
David Moss, University of Connecticut
Clark D. Cunningham, Georgia State University College of Law
Neil Dilloff, Partner at DLA Piper
Dean Tom Campbell
11:45 A.M. – 1:15 P.M.
Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr.
1:15 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
1:30 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.
PANEL 3: How to Prepare Students to Meet Corporate Needs
Robert Rhee, University of Maryland School of Law
Bradley Borden, Brooklyn Law School
Tania King, General Counsel for Advantage Sales Marketing
Lee Cheng, General Counsel for Newegg Inc.
Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr.
2:45 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
PANEL 4: Changing the Curriculum to Keep Pace With Technology
David Levine, Elon University School of Law
Deven Desai, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Denise Howell, Legal Blogger
John Tehranian, Southwestern Law School
4:00 P.M. – 5:15 P.M.
PANEL 5: Are you Entertained Yet?: How Legal Education Reform Has Met the Needs of the Ever-changing Entertainment Industry
Daniel Ferleger, EVP Business & Legal Affairs, Paramount Pictures
Tom McGuire, Head of Business & Legal Affairs William Morris Endeavor
Cliff Gilbert-Lurie, Partner - Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, Fischer, Gilbert-Lurie, Siffelman & Cook
Judd Funk, Chapman University School of Law
5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
En Banc Reception
*Times are subject to change