Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The South Carolina Law Review is hosting a symposium entitled, On Task?: Expanding the Boundaries of Legal Education, on February 27-28, 2014, at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Provided below is a description of this event:
The event will focus on a host of issues regarding how the market for legal services delivery continues to evolve, as well as the responses and challenges associated with that evolution. Our distinguished presenters, panelists, and authors are focusing on matters such as the expectations of clients and firms in today’s market, changes within and outside of the JD curriculum, and new platforms in legal services delivery, among other topics.
The Symposium will begin Thursday, February 27 at the University of South Carolina School of Law with a panel addressing ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education Report. The first day will conclude with a keynote address by James R. Silkenat. Currently serving as President of the American Bar Association, Mr. Silkenat has an illustrious record of service. He was a member of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, a member of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, and Co-Chair of the ABA Solo and Small Firm Leadership Coalition. He will undoubtedly provide those in attendance with unique insight into how the legal curriculum and profession can catch up to, and keep pace with, changes in the market for legal services delivery.
Friday, February, 28 will consist of presentations and panels addressing topics that are relevant to how law schools, and the legal academy more generally, can better prepare law students to enter the profession. Barbara Madsen, Chief Justice of the Washington Supreme Court, will deliver the Luncheon Keynote focused on limited licensing. The additional presentations and panels will also focus on ways in which lawyers, as well as law firms, can keep up with the rapidly evolving marketplace. The Symposium will offer attendees 9.25 hours of CLE credit, including 3.25 hours of ethics credit. Please note that the South Carolina Commission on CLE & Specialization has extended their postmark deadline until March 3, 2014 to accommodate those attending the event.