Leaning Into Uncertainty: Ensuring Quality Legal Education During Coronavirus

Leaning Into Uncertainty: Ensuring Quality Legal Education During Coronavirus
A Roundtable Conference
Tuesday, May 26 - Wednesday, May 27 2020


As we plan the 2020-21 school year, we face manifold challenges and complications. How do we deliver excellent distance education? How do we hybridize our law school, with caps on class capacity and many community members unable to appear in person? And how do we keep the strong, supportive communities we have worked so hard to build? We are all rapidly identifying challenges and working to address them. This Roundtable Conference aimed at deans, associate deans, and other administrators is an opportunity to share concerns and resources, learn from each other, and develop connections that will support us through the coming year.


Schedule of Sessions:
Tuesday, May 26, 2020:
12:30 EDT    Opening Plenary

12:45 EDT    Roundtable 1: Beyond Zoom! Moving from Emergency Virtual Classrooms to a Rigorous, Engaging Online
Experience

Presenters:
Ellen Murphy, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Professor of Practice, Wake Forest University School of Law

Rebecca Purdom, Executive Director for Graduate and Online Programs, Professor of Practice, Emory University School of Law


2:30   EDT     Roundtable 2: Designing Curriculum and Programs in a World of Social Distancing: Sections, Schedules and
Changing Circumstances

Presenters:
Joel Nichols, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Candace Centeno, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, Director of Duane Morris LLP Legal Writing Program, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

4:15   EDT     Roundtable 3: Maintaining High Quality Experiential Learning Opportunities from a Distance

Presenters:
Christine N. Cimini, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law

Alicia Alvarez, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, UIC John Marshall Law School, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Wednesday May 27, 2020:
12:30 EDT     Day 2 Plenary

12:45 EDT     Roundtable 4: Sustaining a Sense of Place and Well Being for our Students

Presenters:
Emily Scivoletto, Senior Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, University of California, Davis, School of Law

Staci Rucker, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Diversity, University of Cincinnati College of Law

2:30   EDT     Roundtable 5: Maintaining Morale and Community Among Faculty and Staff

Presenters:
Zahr Said, Associate Dean of Research & Faculty Development and Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law

William McGeveran, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota Law School

4:15   EDT     Roundtable 6: Maintaining Strategic Priorities and Institutional Health Through Crisis

Presenters:
Marcilynn Burke, Dean and Dave Frohnmayer Chair in Leadership and Law, University of Oregon School of Law

Darby Dickerson, Dean, Professor of Law, UIC John Marshall Law School, The University of Illinois at Chicago

5:50   EDT   Final Plenary
Presenter:
Bill Adams, Deputy Managing Director, American Bar Association

Please register by selecting "Add to Cart" and choosing which roundtable sessions you will be attending.
You will receive a follow up e-mail with the relevant Zoom information on the sessions that you signed up for.


For any questions, please contact Olivia Hackett at oah25@drexel.edu

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