On October 15 and 16, 2010, the Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession hosted FutureEd 2: Making Lawyers for the 21st Century. Legal scholars, practitioners and regulators from around the world gathered in Cambridge to discuss the evolution and future of legal education, and to present proposals for change.

For more information about FutureEd 2, download the agenda or visit the NYLS FutureEd website.

Co-sponsored by:
Center for Professional Values and Practice
Institute for Information Law and Policy
New York Law School

Friday, October 15, 2010: THEORY AND CONTEXT

Welcome and Introduction
Elizabeth ChamblissNew York Law School Center for Professional Values & Practice
David WilkinsHarvard Law School Program on the Legal ProfessionYves DezalayLegal sociologist at French CNRS research center
Daniel H. FooteUniversity of Tokyo
C. Raj KumarDean of Jindal Global Law School, India 
Ary Oswaldo Mattos FilhoDean of FGV law school, São Paulo
Zhang QiPeking University Law School 
Moderator: William Alford, Harvard Law School

Jules DienstagDean of Medical Education, Harvard Medical School 
Rakesh KhuranaHarvard Business School 
Chris McKennaNovak Druce Center for PSFs, Oxford Business
Andrew von NordenflychtSimon Fraser University, Vancouver
Moderator: Ashish NandaHarvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession

Chris KennyCEO, U.K. Legal Services Board

Walter JonesU.S. Rep. to African Development Bank
Sophia SperdakosPolicy Counsel, Law Society of Upper Canada 
Stephen ZackPresident, American Bar Association
Moderator: Todd RakoffHarvard Law School

Globalization, Lawyers and Emerging Economies 
Luciana Gross CunhaFGV Law School, São Paulo
Marc GalanterWisconsin Law School 
Sida LiuWisconsin Law School 
Fabio de Sá e SilvaIPEA research center, Brasilia; Northeastern University
David TrubekWisconsin Law School 
David WilkinsHarvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession
Moderator: Mark WuHarvard Law School

Martha MinowDean, Harvard Law School

Proposals for Reform and Conference Videos

Saturday, October 16, 2010: PROPOSALS FOR REFORM

Moderator: William LeeCo-Managing Partner of WilmerHale

Internationalization and Post-J.D. Executive Education – The Bucerius Model
Birte Gall, Bucerius Law School, Germany

Teaching Decision-Making in Law Schools: Promotion of Experimentation; Collection, Analysis and Dissemination of Materials; Creation of an Organization to Encourage Decision-Making Pedagogy in Law School Curricula
Michael Kelly, Former Dean, University of Maryland School of Law

A Time of Transition: The Need for Capstone Courses in American Legal Education
Lisa Kloppenberg, James Durham, Eric Chaffee, Lori Shaw, University of Dayton School of Law

Models for Forming Partnerships Between Legal Educators and Legal Practitioners
Christine Mooney, Villanova University School of Law; Rachel Littman, Pace Law School

The “Identification, Development, and Validation of Predictors for Successful Lawyering” Report and its Potential Relevance to Law School Admissions, Legal Education/Pedagogy and Bar/Professional Licensing Exams
David Oppenheimer and Kristen Holmquist, University of California Berkeley School of Law

Outcome Assessment Rocks!! Shifting from an Input to an Output Approach in Legal Education
Lori Shaw; University of Dayton School of Law; Brannon Denning, Henry (“Corky”) Strickland, Howard Walthall, Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Building Professional Collaborations: A Law-Business-Employer Team Model at Northeastern University School of Law
Emily Spieler, Susan Maze Rothstein, Martha Davis, Northeastern University School of Law

A Transactional Skills Curriculum for a New Century: The Need to Incorporate Practical Business and Transactional Skills Training into the Curricula of America’s Law Schools
Tina Stark, Emory University School of Law; Eric Chaffee, University of Dayton School of Law

“Cradle to Grave” Professional Development
David Wilkins and Cory Way, Harvard Law School

Technology-Related Proposals (video is currently unavailable)
Moderator: Milton ReganGeorgetown Law Center for Study of the Legal Profession

The Millennium Law School: Building Technology and Innovation into the Legal Education Framework
Barbara Bernier, Florida A&M University College of Law

“Blended Course” Project – Creating, Developing, Teaching and Evaluating One Basic/Core Law School Course in a Blended Learning Format
Barry Currier, Concord Law School of Kaplan University

Distance Learning Innovations in Legal Education
Larry Farmer and Vance Everett, Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School; Matt Gardner & Grace D’Alo, Penn State Dickinson School of Law; Allison Rice and Wayne Miller, Duke Law School; Greg Clinton, North Carolina Central Law School; Will Monroe, Louisiana State University Paul M. Herbert Law Center; Megan Welch, Legal Practitioner; Herve Depow and Ellen Zweibel, University of Ottawa Law School; Bob Seibel, California Western School of Law

Standardized Clients and SIMPLE (SIMulated Professional Learning Environment): Learning Professionalism through Simulated Practice
John Garvey, University of New Hampshire School of Law and Paul MahargNorthumbria University, U.K.

Comprehensive Review of Distance Learning Potential
Oliver Goodenough, Mike McCann,and Rebecca Purdom, Vermont Law School

Law Learning by Building Software Applications
Marc Lauritsen, Capstone Practice Systems; Oliver Goodenough, Vermont Law School; Brian Donnelly, Columbia Law School; Brock Rutter, State of Vermont/Berkman Center; Blair Janis, Wealth Counsel and BYU Law School; David Johnson,New York Law School; John Mayer, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction; Larry Farmer, BYU Law School; Richard Grant, MyCounsel; Ron Staudt, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Legal OnRamp: Grand Rounds – Proxy Ramp Demonstration Project
Nicholas Spindler and Mariko Gaines, New York Law School ’11; Paul Lippe, Legal OnRamp; Howard Meyers, New York Law School; Tanina Rostain, New York Law School

Law Practice Simulation
David Johnson, Center for Democracy and Technology and Tanina Rostain, New York Law School

Moderator: Elizabeth ChamblissNew York Law School Center for Professional Values & Practice

Law Without WallsTM: Evloving Legal Education and Practice
Michele DeStefano Beardslee, University of Miami School of Law

The Future of Legal Education 2.0
William Byrnes, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Are We Making a Difference? Developing Outcome Measures to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Law School Efforts to Teach Ethics and Develop Professionalism
William Henderson, Indiana University Maurer School of Law; Jerome Organ, University of St. Thomas School of Law; Patrick Longan, Mercer University School of Law; John Berry, Florida Bar; Clark Cunningham, Georgia State University

Proposal for Accelerating Acquisition of a Law Degree
Rick Matasar, New York Law School

Washington & Lee University Law School’s Experiential Third Year Curriculum
Jim Moliterno, Washington & Lee University School of Law

ABA Accreditation Standards Should be Revised to Prohibit Merit Scholarships in Excess of 10% of a Law School’s Total Expenditures for Financial Aid
Thomas Morgan, George Washington University School of Law

A Proposal to Develop an SEC-Style Disclosure Model to Promote Greater Transparency by Law Schools Regarding Information Relating to “Investment” in Legal Education
Jerome Organ, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Global Professional Master of Laws (GPLLM): Specializing in Business Law
Archana Sridhar and Jane Kidner, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Moderator: Erik Ramanathan, Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession

Bridging Theory and Practice in the Education of Future Public Interest Lawyers
Nisha Agarwal, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest; Jocelyn Simonson, Bronx Defenders, Inc.; Benjamin Hoffman, and Toby Merrill, Harvard Law School ’11

Canadian Clinical Legal Education Conference and Founding Meeting of the Canadian Association for Clinical Legal Education
Doug Ferguson, University of Western Ontario

The Legal Bridges Project
Dennis Greene, University of Dayton School of Law

Partnering Universities and Local Lawyers to Engage in Public Interest Lawyering: The Case of the African Legal Support Facility
Innocent Enga Kameni, University of Pretoria and Harvard Law School

Public Service Venture Fund
Alexa Shabecoff, Harvard Law School and Earl Phalen, Reach Out and Read

Laura SteinGeneral Counsel of Clorox; ACC Value Challenge
with remarks by:
William Robinson, IIIPresident-Elect of the American Bar Association
David WilkinsHarvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession

Concluding Remarks and Future Plans
David WilkinsHarvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession
Elizabeth ChamblissNYLS Center for Professional Values & Practice