Thursday, March 19, 2015

14th Annual Transactional Clinical Conference: Teaching and Writing Methods of the Transactional Clinician

Via Prof. Alicia Plerhoples

14TH ANNUAL TRANSACTIONAL CLINICAL CONFERENCE 

Teaching and Writing Methods of the Transactional Clinician

 This year’s conference theme is “Teaching and Writing Methods of the Transactional Clinician.” 

Conference Date & Location

Friday, April 24, 2015
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law (host)
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO (host partner & location)

This year’s Transactional Clinical Conference will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015.  The Pre-Conference Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 23. We hope to see you at both!

 

 

Conference Schedule

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pre-Conference Dinner

Time: 6:00pm

Location: University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law, Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 5108 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110

Friday, April 24, 2015

 

Conference

Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Location: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation,

4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

 

 

*Shuttle buses will run to/from hotel to/from dinner on the 23rd and to/from the conference on the 24th

8:00am – 8:30am

Breakfast

8:30am

Opening Remarks

8:45am – 10:15am

Nuts & Bolts Teaching Plenary

Description: Panelists will work through a pre-arranged hypothetical and present their teaching approaches to the audience. The hypothetical involves clients who ask a transactional clinic for help in facilitating their plans to combat the lack of nutritious food choices and availability in low-income neighborhoods. The clients’ plan includes both commercial and non-commercial activities. The panelists will draw from their varied experiences in entrepreneurship, social justice, and critical legal theory to present their substantive analysis of the hypothetical as well as the pedagogical methods they would use to teach students how to represent the hypothetical clients.

Presenters:Alina Ball (UC Hastings), Jennifer Fan (UW), & Lynnise Pantin (NYSL)

10:15am – 10:30am

Break

10:30am – 11:30am

Nuts & Bolts of Client & Transaction Management

Description: Presentations on teaching students how to (i) build a personal brand, present confidently, and manage client and community relationships, and (ii) manage projects, time, and clients in a corporate practice.

Presenters:Geetha Rao Sant (Wash U), Michelle Sonu (Stanford)

Nuts & Bolts of Collaboration & Interviewing

Description: Presentations on (i) helping students develop effective collaboration skills and (ii) teaching client interviewing using the “fishbowl class client” method.

Presenters: Dana Malkus (St. Louis), Susan R. Jones & Alice Hamilton Evert (GW)

 

11:30am – 12:30pm

Lunch

Presentation (12:10pm-12:30pm):John Cummins of iLINC, a consortium of European law school clinics that support European information, communication, and technology start-ups.

12:30pm – 12:45pm

Break

12:45pm – 1:45pm

Nuts & Bolts of Client Counseling

Description: Presentations on teaching students client counseling through practice simulations. Student learning objectives for counseling include (i) understanding the client’s perspective / frame, (ii) effectively communicating risks, benefits, and uncertainty, and (iii) mastering verbal and presentation skills.

Presenters: Priya Baskaran (Georgetown), Naveen Thomas (NYU)

Nuts & Bolts of Client Communication

Description:  Interactive discussion on teaching students (i) oral communication and public speaking skills, and (ii) how to compose client-centered emails, manage ethical issues that arise through email correspondence, and manage client relationships through email correspondence.

Presenters: Frances Martinez & Heather Way (Texas), Jeff Ward (Duke)

Scholarship: Why, What, Where, and How?

Description:This moderated panel will focus on publication of scholarship by transactional law clinicians. Panelists will discuss: (i) what type of scholarship to write; (ii) writing strategies; (iii) where to publish and what audiences to reach; (iv) how scholarship impacts tenure and promotion; and (v) topical areas of growth in scholarship written by transactional clinicians.

Panelists:Jim Kelly (Notre Dame), Dana Thompson (Michigan), Susan R. Jones (GW), Paul Tremblay (BC)

Moderator:Tony Luppino (UMKC)

1:45pm – 2:00pm

Break

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Nuts & Bolts of Drafting Organizational Documents

Description:  Presentations on teaching (i) limited liability company formation and drafting operating agreements, and (ii) drafting organizational documents for nonprofit and for-profit ventures.

Presenters: Katherine Moyer & Mindy Wittkop (Oregon), Jim Kelly (Notre Dame)

 

Nuts & Bolts of Contract Drafting and Managing Future Risks

Description:Presentations on (i) telling science fiction stories as a technique to draft contracts and consider future risks, and (ii) introducing contract drafting and other transactional skills into a non-clinical business associations course.

Presenters: Michael Haber (Hofstra), Constance Wagner (St. Louis)

 

Nuts & Bolts of Engaging Communities

Description:  Presentations on (i) the four stages of the community building process and teaching community building skills, and  (ii) teaching client-lawyering in the context of a rural land use clinic where clients’ preferences often differ from students’ values.

Presenters: Paula Williams (Tennessee), Katherine Garvey (WVU)

3:00pm – 3:15pm

Break

3:15pm – 4:30pm

Pen & Paper Workshop

Description:Presenters will share their works-in-progress. The format of the panel will consist of “rocket panels” during which each presenter will give his or her elevator pitch, speaking for no more than 10 minutes. The presenters will then engage in Q&A and receive feedback from the audience. Draft papers will be distributed prior to the conference, and it is recommended but not required that audience participants read the papers prior to the panel.

Papers:

-          Patience Crowder (Denver), Contracting for Complexity: Collective Impact Agreements and Regional Equity

-          Edward De Barbieri (Brooklyn), Community Benefits Agreements in Land Use and Economic Development Approvals

-          Seletha R. Butler (Georgia Institute of Tech), Conceptualize Governing with the Ethic of Care and Justice  

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