Keynote Speaker

Chancellor Leo Strine, Jr.

In 2007, a Carnegie Foundation report concluded that our nation’s law schools are failing to adequately prepare graduates for the practice of law. Moreover, after the recession, corporate employers have become increasingly cautious about hiring new associates who lack the practical legal skills needed to make an immediate impact. These events are drawing attention to innovative pedagogical efforts in law schools across the country, and for this reason, the Chapman Law Review hosted a legal symposium on Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1, 2013, entitled “The Future of Law, Business, and Legal Education: How to Prepare Students to Meet Corporate Needs.” Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr. of the Delaware Court of Chancery was our keynote speaker at this exciting event. The Symposium focused on legal education reform, and how law schools can prepare students to be practice-ready to meet the specific needs of the business community and in-house counsel.

Symposium Schedule

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Friday, February 1st

En Banc Reception

PANEL 1: Can Law Schools Prepare Students to be Practice Ready?

Susanna Ripken, Chapman University School of Law
James Moliterno, Washington and Lee University School of Law
Sara Rankin, Seattle University School of Law
R. Michael Cassidy, Boston College School of Law
Susan Myers, Hyundai Capital America

PANEL 2: Finding a Better Way to Teach

Tom Campbell, Chapman University School of Law
David Moss, University of Connecticut
Clark D. Cunningham, Georgia State University College of Law
Neil Dilloff, DLA Piper

Keynote Dialogue

Leo E. Strine Jr., Delaware Court of Chancery

PANEL 3: How to Prepare Students to Meet Corporate Needs

Leo E. Strine Jr., Delaware Court of Chancery
Robert Rhee, University of Maryland School of Law
Bradley Borden, Brooklyn Law School
Tania King, Advantage Sales Marketing
Lee Cheng, Newegg Inc.

PANEL 5: Are you Entertained Yet?: How Legal Education Reform Has Met the Needs of the Ever-changing Entertainment Industry

Judd Funk, Chapman University School of Law
Daniel Ferleger, Paramount Pictures
Tom McGuire, William Morris Endeavor
Cliff Gilbert-Laurie, Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, Fischer, Gilbert-Lurie, Siffelman & Cook

PANEL 4: Changing the Curriculum to Keep Pace With Technology

John Tehranian, Southwestern Law School
David Levine, Elon University School of Law
Deven Desai, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Denise Howell, Legal Blogger