For immediate release.
Legal education is in crisis. In response to this crisis, law journals have been holding symposia on the future of legal education, including the following from a non-exhaustive list over the last two years:
- The Future of Legal Education, Iowa (February 2, 2011)
- Making Law Students Client-Ready: A New Model in Legal Education, Creighton (March 25, 2012)
- Perspectives and Distinctions on the Future of Legal Education, Ohio Northern (March 26, 2012)
- The Lawyer of the Future, Pepperdine (April 20, 2012)
- Building Global Professionalism: Emerging Trends in International and Transnational Legal Education, Drexel (October 12, 2012)
- Experience the Future: Experiential Education in Law, Northeastern (October 26-28, 2012)
- Are Law Schools Passing the Bar: Examining the Demands and Limitations of the Legal Education Market, Connecticut (November 16, 2012)
- The Future of Law, Business, and Legal Education: How to Prepare Students to Meet Corporate Needs, Chapman (February 1, 2013)
- The State and Future of Legal Education, McGeorge (April 5, 2013)
- Future of Lawyers and Legal Profession, Vermont (April 5, 2013)
- The Future of Legal Education and the Legal Profession, Stanford (April 26, 2013)
- Justice, Lawyering and Legal Education in the Digital Age, Chicago-Kent (June 15, 2013)
- Legal Education Looking Forward, Seton Hall (October 25, 2013)
More symposia on the future of legal education are in the works.
But what has been undertheorized is the aggregate effect of these symposia on the future of legal education, and their influence on the future of legal education. This symposium fills the gap in the existing literature and grapples with the lessons learned from these symposia on the future of legal education. This symposium on the symposia on the future of legal education offers novel ideas, and bold predictions, for future symposia on the future of legal education. Each panel in this symposium will concentrate on panels from the previous symposia and evaluate or critique the effectiveness of the symposia.
Panels for this symposium include:
- Creating an Effective Symposium on the Future of Legal Education
- Near-Future or Far-Future? An Analysis of the Predictions in Legal Education Symposia
- Where We've Been and Where We're Going: The Legal Education Symposium of the Future
- Where Symposia and Technology Meet: Disrupting Symposia on the Future of Legal Education
Papers presented at this symposium on the symposia will be included in a special issue to the special issue of the Law Journal.