The Rutgers Law Review presents

A Centennial Symposium

A Legal Education Prospectus:  Law Schools & Emerging Frontiers in Curriculum, Lawyering, and Social Justice

Friday, April 17, 2009
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Rutgers School of Law–Newark
123 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey

In the 100 years since the founding of Rutgers Law School, the legal community has engaged in ongoing debates concerning the proper methodologies of legal education.  These debates, enhanced by dramatic technological advances and changing social perspectives, have renewed efforts to bring legal education into the modern era.  This Symposium will explore the means employed by innovative law schools to equip graduates with legal theory and prepare them to become well-rounded professionals with social and global awareness. 

Registration Information:
Breakfast and lunch will be served, and a cocktail reception will follow.  The Symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information or to register, please e-mail Rutgers.symposium@gmail.com or call (973) 353 - 5391.

PROGRAM

Welcome:
Stuart Deutsch
Dean, Rutgers School of Law–Newark

Keynote Speaker:-
Judith Welch Wegner
Co-Author of the Carnegie Report and Burton Craige Professor of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panel One: Curricular Innovation and Technology in Law Schools: New Paradigms in a New Century

Moderator:
Cynthia A. Blum
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Rutgers School of Law–Newark

Panelists:
David S. Clark
Willamette University College of Law

Robert Cullen
Santa Clara Law

Roger Dennis
Dean, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law

Peter Martin
Cornell University Law School

Panel Two: Training Future Lawyers: All-Inclusive Approaches to Legal Education

Moderator:
Gregory Mark
Associate Dean for Institutional Affairs, Rutgers School of Law–Newark

Panelists:
Michelle J. Anderson
Dean, CUNY School of Law

Daisy H. Floyd
Dean, Mercer University School of Law

Lisa Kloppenberg
Dean, University of Dayton School of Law

Richard Matasar
Dean, New York Law School

David Van Zandt
Dean, Northwestern University School of Law

Introduction to Afternoon:
Andrew J. Rothman
Senior Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Rutgers School of Law–Newark

Featured Speaker:
Emily A. Spieler
Dean, Northeastern School of Law

Panel Three: Lawyering with a Conscience: Rutgers School of Law and the Impact of Legal Education on Law Reform and Social Justice

Co-sponsored by Professor Paul Tractenberg's Centennial Seminar. Hightlighting Rutgers Law alumni and professors committed to public interest and public service, in addition to those graduates who assumed integral roles in three landmark cases in New Jersey: Abbott v. Burke, In re Baby M., and In re Quinlan.

Moderators:
Neil Mullin
Partner, Smith Mullin, P.C.

Nancy Erika Smith
Partner, Smith Mullin, P.C.

Panelists:
Paul Armstrong
Judge, New Jersey Superior Court, Criminal Division

Lorraine Abraham
Partner, Schiffman, Abraham, Kaufman & Ritter, P.C.

Norman Cantor
Professor Emeritus, Rutgers School of Law–Newark

Ida Castro
Vice President of Social Justice and Diversity, The Commonwealth Medical College

Felipe Chavana
Executive Director, Essex–Newark Legal Services

Ronald Chen
Public Advocate, State of New Jersey

Greg Stewart
Former General Counsel, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission

Paul Tractenberg
Rutgers School of Law–Newark

Cecilia Zalkind
Executive Director, Association for Children of New Jersey

 

 

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