Mandel Legal Aid Clinic 50th Anniversary Symposium

Saturday, February 23, 2008 (All day)

The Arthur Kane Center for Clinical Legal Education
at The University of Chicago Law School

Mandel Legal Aid Clinic’s 50th Anniversary Symposium
"Out of the Shadow: Clinical Legal Education"

Saturday, February 23, 2008
8:30am - 3:30pm
Weymouth Kirkland Auditorium
University of Chicago Law School

50th Anniversary Panelists Include:

  • Jonathan K. Baum, Director of ProBono Services, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Professor Emily Buss, Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of Law and Kanter Director of Chicago Policy Initiatives
  • Peggy Cooper Davis, John S.R. Shad Professor of Lawyering and Ethics and Director of Lawyering Program, New York University School of Law
  • Marc R. Kadish, Director of Pro Bono Activities/Litigation Training, Mayer Brown, LLP
  • Stefan Krieger, Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs, Hofstra Law School
  • Randal C. Picker, Paul H. and Theo Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law
  • Michael Pinard, Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Randolph N. Stone Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Judith Welch Wegner, Burton Craige Professor of Law, University of North Carolina Law School
  • Stephen Wizner, William O. Douglas Clinical Professor, Yale Law School

Symposium Schedule:

  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Introductory Remarks by Dean Saul Levmore
  • 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. – Signature and Shadow Pedagogies: Coexistence or Collaboration? A discussion of the historical pedagogies of academic and clinical programs, their strengths and weaknesses and implications for the legal profession. (watch video)
  • 10:45 – 11:00 a.m. – Break
  • 11:00 – 12:30 p.m. – Creating Lawyers: How’d You Do That? This panel will explore assessing the “success” of clinical programs and articulating professional and social values inherent in such programs. (watch video)
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch. Lunch will be provided. During the lunch hour a panel of clinic alumni will discuss the value of their clinical experience and the impact the experience has had on their legal careers.
  • 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. – The First Fifty Years are the Hardest: Defining Future Models. The recommendations of Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law (the Carnegie Report) and Best Practices for Legal Education will serve as starting points to discuss new clinical strategies and methods. (watch video | listen to audio)
  • 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. – Concluding Remarks (watch video)
Emily Buss
Randal C. Picker
Randolph N. Stone