Power, Privilege, and Transformation: Lessons from the Pandemic for Online Legal Education

Miami Law Virtual Symposium

 

The University of Miami School of Law, in partnership with the AALS Journal of Legal Education, hosted a virtual symposium to discuss the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed legal education in the U.S.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT
#OnlineLawSympo

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Academics, practitioners, students, alumni and members of the public are welcome to attend.
There is no charge for participating, but advance registration is required.

 

SCHEDULE

12:00 pm ET: Opening Remarks & Keynote
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Anthony E. Varona
Dean and M. Minnette Massey Professor of Law
University of Miami School of Law

Jeremy R. Paul
Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law and
Co-editor, AALS Journal of Legal Education

Lili Levi
Vice Dean for Intellectual Life, Professor of Law & Dean's Distinguished Scholar,
University of Miami School of Law

Keynote Address

Cass R. Sunstein
Cass R. Sunstein
Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University and
Founder and Director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy
Harvard Law School
 

1:00 pm ET: Panel 1
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Power, Race, Gender, Class, Disability and Family Status

This panel will address how the shift to online legal education changes power relationships, including vis-a-vis faculty/students, students/students, and how it affects and is affected by race, gender, class, family status and disability, among other factors.

Moderator:

Margaret Y. K. Woo
Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Interdisciplinary Education,
Northeastern University School of Law and Co-editor, AALS Journal of Legal Education

Panelists:

Meera E. Deo
Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Director,
Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE)

Doron Dorfman
Associate Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law

Sheila R. Foster
The Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy and
Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown Law

Mary Anne Franks
Professor of Law & Dean's Distinguished Scholar, Social Justice/Public Interest Concentration
Affiliated Faculty, University of Miami School of Law

Osamudia James
Professor of Law & Dean's Distinguished Scholar, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity & Community,
Social Justice/Public Interest Concentration Affiliated Faculty, University of Miami School of Law
 

2:15 pm ET: Panel 2
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Transformation?

This panel will address whether, in what ways, and to what degrees the turn to and normalization of online education is likely to be a transformative moment for higher education generally and law schools specifically.

Moderator:

Jeremy R. Paul
Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law and
Co-editor, AALS Journal of Legal Education

Panelists:

Leonard M. Baynes
Dean and Professor of Law, The University of Houston Law Center

I. Glenn Cohen
James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law, Deputy Dean and Faculty Director,
Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics, Harvard Law School

Charlton Copeland
Professor of Law & Dean's Distinguished Scholar, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Concentration
Affiliated Faculty, University of Miami School of Law

A. Michael Froomkin
Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law,
University of Miami School of Law

Kathleen M. Sullivan
Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and former Dean,
Stanford Law School
 

3:30 pm ET: Panel 3
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Regulatory Views

This panel will be a conversation with a variety of legal education and legal profession regulators and organizations concerning the regulatory climate in response to increased shifts to online legal education and associated issues relating to licensure.

Moderator:

Andrew B. Dawson
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge A. Jay Cristol Professor of
Bankruptcy Law, University of Miami School of Law

Panelists:

William E. Adams
Managing Director of Accreditation and Legal Education,
ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Darby Dickerson
Dean and Professor of Law, UIC John Marshall Law School and
President, AALS

Judith A. Gundersen
President and CEO, The National Conference of Bar Examiners

David C. Reeves
Chair, The Florida Board of Bar Examiners and
Partner, Moseley Prichard Parrish Knight & Jones

Kellye Y. Testy
President and Chief Executive Officer, Law School Admission Council (LSAC)

Richard M. Trachok II
Regent, Nevada Board of Regents and Senior Counsel, McDonald Carano
 

4:45 pm ET: Panel 4
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The Classroom

This panel will address the day-to-day challenges of delivering effective legal education online in the midst of the complex environment explored in the other panels.

Moderator:

Michele DeStefano
Professor of Law and The Larry Hoffman Greenberg Traurig Business of Law Chair,
University of Miami School of Law

Panelists:

Yvonne M. Dutton
Professor of Law, Dean's Fellow and Grimes Fellow,
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (IUPUI)

Nina A. Kohn
David M. Levy L'48 Professor of Law,
Faculty Director of Online Education, Syracuse University College of Law

Mary A. Lynch
Kate Stoneman Chair in Law and Democracy, Director, Center for Excellence in Law Teaching,
Director, Domestic Violence Prosecution Hybrid Clinic, Albany Law School

Rhonda V. Magee
Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law

Eduardo M. Peñalver
Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Michele R. Pistone
Professor of Law and Director of Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and
Emigrant Services (CARES), Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

 

Symposium Partner:

AALs Journal of Legal Education

Click here to view the Call for Papers from JLE.

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