Final preparations are underway for the first annual conference of the Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers consortium of law schools committed to reform in legal education. The conference, entitled The Development of Professional Identity in Legal Education: Rethinking Learning and Assessment, will be hosted by the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law on September 27 to 29.
The Conference Committee is Bill Sullivan (principle author of the Carnegie Report), Steve Daniels (ABF), Marnee Baker (ETL Program Manager), Roberto Corrada (Denver) and myself. It seems we have been in innumerable meetings over the last year, trying to think of every detail ahead of time. This will be a different sort of conference that will feature the consortium teams getting to know each other and sharing information, discussion groups after many of the presentations, and a different form of conference assessment: a random focus group at the end.
During the conference, Roberto Corrada and I will be offering a presentation about teaching with simulations, and there will be other presentations featuring Bill Henderson (Indiana), Neil Hamilton (St. Thomas), and Jim Moliterno (Washington & Lee). Nearly all the ETL Fellows will be in attendance, and nearly all of the 25 consortium schools will be represented. It should be a great conference.