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Third Biennial Conference on Transactional Education

Preparing the Transactional Lawyer:  From Doctrine to Practice

November 2 – 3, 2012 

Emory University School of Law

Emory’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice is delighted to announce its third biennial conference on the teaching of transactional law and skills.  The conference, entitled “Preparing the Transactional Lawyer:  From Doctrine to Practice,” will be held at Emory Law, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2nd and ending at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, November 3rd.  We will welcome participants at a reception at 5:00 on Friday afternoon. 

The registration fee for the Conference is $179.00. It includes a pre-Conference lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m., snacks, and the reception on November 2 and breakfast, lunch, and snacks on November 3.   We are planning an optional dinner for attendees on Friday evening, November 2, at an additional cost.    Attendees are responsible for their own hotel accommodations and travel arrangements.   Further details about registration, hotel accommodations, and other logistics will follow.

As in prior years, the proceedings of the Conference as well as the materials distributed by speakers will be recorded and published in Transactions:  The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, a publication of the Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law of The University of Tennessee.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  We are accepting proposals immediately, but in no event later than June 15, 2012.  We welcome proposals on any subject of interest to current or potential teachers of transactional law and practice. The sessions will address the following questions:

•           What do law school graduates need to know in order to become effective transactional lawyers?

•           How do we best teach law students what they need to know to become effective transactional lawyers?

•           How do we assess the students’ progress toward becoming effective transactional lawyers?

•           What does the future of teaching transactional law and skills look like?

In addition to proposals addressing the overarching questions listed above, we hope to receive proposals that address and update topics that we have considered in past conferences, such as:

•           Teaching basic and advanced contract drafting

•           Teaching other critical deal skills such as client interviews, negotiation, counseling, and due diligence

•           Teaching transactions in an international setting

•           Teaching transactional skills in a doctrinal course

•           Ethics and professionalism in transactional practice

•           Transactional centers and certificates

•           Preparing students for transactional practice on day one

Each session will be approximately 80 minutes long.  We invite you to present your topic individually or with a panel of other participants and we encourage you to make your presentation creative and interactive.  We look forward to receiving your proposals so that we can finalize the Program.

Please submit the attached proposal form electronically via the Emory Law website at http://www.law.emory.edu/transconf on or before June 15, 2012


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