Mandel Legal Aid Clinic 50th Anniversary Symposium

Date: 
Saturday, February 23, 2008 (All day)

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

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)
Faculty: 
Emily Buss
Faculty: 
Randal C. Picker
Faculty: 
Randolph N. Stone