New York Law School and Harvard Law School are hosting a year-long contest of ideas about legal education. The goal is to come up with operational alternatives to the traditional law school business model and to identify concrete steps for the implementation of new designs. The kickoff event is a two-day conference for educators, employers, and regulators at New York Law School on April 9-10, 2010, to identify problems, innovations and constraints, and to organize working groups to develop designs and strategies for implementation. Working groups will refine their ideas and reconvene for a second meeting at Harvard Law School on October 15-16, 2010. Final designs will be presented, with commentary, at New York Law School in April, 2011.
The Carnegie Report, entitled Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Practice of Law (2007), will figure prominently in the conference discussions, according to the conference announcement.
These conferences are likely to be of interest to legal informatics and legal communication researchers, because legal information and communications technology is likely to figure prominently in the conference discussions.
To register for the April 2010 conference at New York Law School, or to request more information, please see the announcement.
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