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Global Legal Skills Conference IV - Georgetown University Law Center - June 4-6, 2009

The Global Legal Skills Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School.  The first two "GLS" conferences were held there (and the conference is expected to return there in 2011).  The third Global Legal Skills Conference was held in Mexico at the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey. Click here to see photos from that conference.  (The conference will return to Monterrey February 25-27, 2010.)  The next conference will be held at Georgetown University Law Center on June 4-6, 2009.  Registration links appear at the end of this post.

Panels.  The foundation of the conference is a series of Panels.  Each Panel session will span an initial hour in which panelists can present their ideas and conference participants can offer comments and questions.  After a short break following each Panel, the panelists will reconvene and engage in less formal conversations with interested conference participants.  These post-Panel sessions will continue for as long as interest remains, but no longer than 45minutes.  All Panels will take place in the Hart Auditorium in McDonough Hall.

 

Topic Discussions.   In the one-hour segments between Panels, conference participants may either reconvene with the participants from the prior Panel or attend one of a number of concurrent Topic Discussions.  Topic Discussions will address specific aspects of skills teaching in the global law school curriculum.  Topic Discussions will have different formats depending on the presentation:  some may be single presentations followed by questions; others may be informal discussion groups moderated by one or more conference participants.  All Topic Discussions will provide ample opportunities for conference participants to share ideas (and business cards). 

 

Coffee on the Terrace.   Throughout the conference, conference participants may mingle with colleagues in an outdoor setting  or in the conversation space just outside the Hart Auditorium.  Although conference participants are encouraged to attend all Panels and as many Topic Discussions as possible, enjoying Coffee on the Terrace also offers a valuable conference experience. 

 

Here is s a list of the specific panels and presenters at Global Legal Skills IV

 

Thursday, June 4, 2009

3:00 – 4:00   Conference Registration

 

4:00 – 5:00   Opening Panel:  What are Global Legal Skills, and How should (can, might) Law Schools Teach Them?

Craig Hoffman, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Valeria Eliot, University of Denver Law School, Denver, CO

Mary Barnard Ray, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI

José M. de Areilza, IE Law School, Madrid, Spain

Matt Firth, TransLegal, Innsbruk, Austria; University of St, Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland; and Hochschule Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

 

5:00 – 5:15     Networking Break

 

5:15 – 6:00     Topic Discussions: 

 

1. Coffee on the Terrace: Opening Panel Continued

 

2. Teaching Legal English

 

A Law School Word List.

John Haberstroh, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL

                                               

Outsourcing of Legal Research and Writing:  Practicing in a Global Legal Community

Mimi Samuel, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA

Anne Enquist, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA

Laurel Oates, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA

                                               

Promoting Reflection in Legal Education and Law Practice:  Research Projects from Mexico, Canada, and the United States

Luis Fernando Pérez Hurtado, Centro de Estudios sobre la Enseñanza y el Aprendizaje del Derecho, Nuevo Leon, México

Diane Labrèche, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada

Emily Zimmerman, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

                                   

6:00 – 7:00     Cocktail Reception

 

Friday, June 5, 2009

8:00 – 8:45     Coffee on the Terrace

 

9:00 – 10:00  First Panel

 

What Legal Education Ought To Be Doing To Prepare Students to Practice in the Global Economy.

Carole Silver, Center for the Study of the Legal Profession, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Jeff Lehman, Dean, Peking University School of Transnational Law, Shenzhen City, China

Lee Buchheit, Partner, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen, and Hamilton, New York, NY

 

10:00 – 10:15            Networking Break    

 

10:15 – 11:00            Topic Discussions: 

 

1. Coffee on the Terrace: First Panel Continued

 

2. Teaching Legal English

 

Preparing for the Globalized Law Practice:  The Need to Include International and Comparative Law in the Legal Writing Curriculum

Susan L. DeJarnatt, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

Mark Rahdert, Temple University Beasley School of Law. Philadelphia, PA

 

Globalizing the Curriculum Through the Introduction of International and Comparative Law Issues into Traditionally Domestically Oriented Required Courses

Franklin A. Gevurtz, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA

 

Contracts v. Commas:  Creating a Legal English Program for Global Practitioners

Catherine Schenker, American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC

                                     

Teaching International LL.M. Students about Plagiarism

Lurene Contento, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL

                                   

11:00 – 11:15            Networking Break

 

11:15 – 12:15 Second Panel

           

Teaching the ‘Right Skills’

José M. de Areilza, IE Law School, Madrid, Spain

Marisa Méndez, IE Law School, Madrid, Spain

James Moliterno, William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg, VA

Gregory J. Marsden, IE Law School, Madrid, Spain            

 

12:15-12:30   Networking Break

 

12:30 – 1:15  Topic Discussions: 

 

1. Coffee on the Terrace: Second Panel Continued

 

2. Teaching Legal English

 

The Core Graduate Legal Skills Program at NYU Law:  Past, Present and Future

Mary Holland, New York University School of Law, New York, NY

Irene Ayers, New York University School of Law, New York, NY

Janet Hoffman, New York University School of Law and Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C., New York, NY

                       

Prometheus Unbound:  Using the Power of Myth, Folklore, and Legends to Convey Legal Concepts in the Global Classroom

Cynthia M. Adams, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, IN

                                   

Teaching the Common Law in the Arab World

Ann Sinsheimer, University of Pittsburgh Law School, Pittsburgh, PA

Teresa Brostoff, University of Pittsburgh Law School, Pittsburgh, PA

                                   

A Survey of the Steps Schools Take to Acclimate International Students to the U.S. and the U.S. Law Classroom

Deborah B. McGregor, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

 

1:15 – 2:30     Lunch on your own

 

2:30 – 3:30     Third Panel

 

Creating and Managing CLE Programs for Global Organizations

Tina Stark, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA

Maria Alkiewicz, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCoy LLP, New York, NY

Sylvia Chin, White & Case LLP, New York, NY

John Claydon, Lex Mundi, Houston, TX     

 

3:30 – 3:45     Networking Break

 

3:45 – 4:30     Topic Discussions: 

 

1. Coffee on the Terrace: Second Panel Continued

 

2. Teaching Legal English

 

Legal English Means Business

Stephanie Schantz, LegalLingua, LLC, Paris, France

 

Strategic competence for professional proficiency in scholarly second language (L2) legal writing

Donna Bain Butler, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD and American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC

 

Localising commercial materials for learners of Legal English

Matt Firth, TransLegal, Innsbruk, Austria; University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland; and Hochschule Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

 

All Great Minds Do Not Think Alike: Global Legal Issues Desperately Seeking Global Lawyering

Natalia  C. Walter

 

Dinner (on your own)

 

Saturday, June 6, 2009

8:15 – 9:00     Coffee on the Terrace

 

9:00 – 10:00  Fourth Panel

 

The Future Direction of Global Legal Education in Japan

Jay Klaphake, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan

Ken Port, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN

Leonardo Ciano, Kansai University of Foreign Studies and Law, Osaka, Japan

Dan Rosen, Chuo University Law School, Tokyo, Japan

Richard B. Parker, Hiroshima Shudo University, Hiroshima, Japan

Colin P. Jones, Doshisha University Law School, Kyoto, Japan

Carl Goodman, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

 

10:00 – 10:15            Networking Break

 

10:15 – 11:00            Topic Discussions: 

 

1. Coffee on the Terrace: Fourth Panel Continued

 

2. Teaching Legal English (One Panel)

 

Teaching Legal Writing to Foreign Language LL.M. Students

Kenneth Raphael, International University in Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland and Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

 

International Cooperation in Designing Effective Methods to Prepare Non-Native EFL Teachers for Training and Assessing Legal English Skills

Elena G. Vyushkina, Saratov State Law Academy, Saratov, Russia

Mercedes Urdaneta de González, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela

 

Some Principles for Introducing Belarusian LL.M. Students to International Legal Discourse

Nina Hovarava, European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

Examinations in Civil Law Countries

Juli Campagna, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL

Radka Chlebcová, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

                                   

Revision & Reviewing:  How Detailed Instructions Can Assist Students In Revising Their Own Work and Reviewing Peers’ Work

Hillary Burgess, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

                                   

11:00 – 11:15            Networking Break

11:15 – 12:00 Fifth Panel

 

Biculturalism: The Need to Be Aware of How Culture and Ethnicity Shape Identities, Learning Styles, and Attitudes toward Conflict Resolution

Katerina Lewinbuk, South Texas College of Law, Houston, TX

Julie M. Spanbauer, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL

 

12:00 – 12:15            Networking Break

 

12:15 – 1:00  Topic Discussions: 

1. Coffee on the Terrace: Fifth Panel Continued

2. Teaching Legal English

Cross-Cultural Negotiation between Lawyer and Lawyer or/and between Lawyer/Party and Mediator

Kathryn L. Mercer, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH

 

Cross-Cultural Approaches to Teaching Critical Thinking

Robin Nilon, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

 

A Meeting of Minds: Western Teachers, Eastern Students, Syllogisms, and Finding the Middle Way

Mary Barnard Ray, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI

 

Negotiating and Mediating in a Global Environment

Catherine Cameron, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL

Kelly Feeley, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL

                                   

           

1:00 – 2:30     Lunch; Conference Closing

Global Legal Skills V: What’s Next?

José Roble Flores Fernández, Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

Craig Hoffman, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL 

 

You can register to attend the conference using either of the following links.

Click here for a direct link to the agenda, which includes hotel and registration information.  

Or click here for a direct link to the Conference Web PageThe most recent version of the agenda shows up by clicking on “printable PDF brochure.”

And click here to see photos from Global Legal Skills III.  

 

Congratulations to Craig Hoffman and the team at Georgetown University Law Center.  Thanks for continuing this important conference series!  See you all in DC!

 

Mark E. Wojcik

 

 

                  

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