Update and Reminder: Legal Education at the Crossroads – Seattle

I posted information about this conference in February. Now I have new links to add, as well as a reminder: The call for proposals deadline (May 15) is approaching. Get your proposals in: the organizers look forward to reviewing them!

The University of Washington School of Law will host a small, working conference (about 40-60 participants), Legal Education at the Crossroads — Ideas to Accomplishments: Sharing New Ideas for an Integrated Curriculum, Sept. 5-7, 2008. The planning committee includes faculty from seven different law schools.

The conference responds to the suggestions in the Carnegie Report (Sullivan, et al., Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law (2007)) and supported by the recent study by Stuckey et al. (Best Practices for Legal Education (2007)).

While we will be championing existing transformative efforts, our principal goal is to help participants develop, expand, and assess projects anywhere along the spectrum between ideas and recently-initiated innovations. Consequently, while participants in the conference will gain a sense of what law schools are already doing to implement the Carnegie and CLEA Reports, participantsÂ’ primary benefit will be the opportunity to develop their own ideas as they share and explore those ideas in facilitated groups.

There will be no registration fee, and some meals will be provided. Participants will pay for their own transportation and hotel costs.

Requests to participate should be submitted by May 15, 2008. See the request for proposals here.

For further information, you may contact Debbie Maranville (206.685.6803, maran[at]u.washington.edu) or Michael Hunter Schwartz (785-670-1666).

Update (June 25): Registration and preliminary schedule available here.