May 6-7, 2021
This non-partisan conference will bring together law professors, lawyers, and others with expertise to consider how to rebuild democracy and strengthen the rule of law. A livestream of the conference will be available starting at 11 am, Eastern/8 am, Pacific on May 6.
GW Law Inns of Court and Foundations of Practice Programs
The Inns of Court and Foundations of Practice programs at George Washington University School of Law has been nationally recognized with an E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award.
Empirical Research in Clinical Legal Education
Four authors—Colleen Shanahan (Columbia Law), Jeffrey Selbin (UC Berkeley Law), Alyx Mark (Wesleyan University/American Bar Foundation), and Anna Carpenter (University of Utah Law)—report findings from a large dataset of legal cases that shed light on the teaching-service promise of law school clinics.
LLM-GUIDE — Design thinking is a “human-centered” approach to problem-solving that focuses on clients’ unarticulated needs. It involves creating quick prototypes, then testing and iterating until a successful solution emerges. It was developed as an academic subject for the legal sector at Stanford University, which founded its Legal Design Lab in 2013. Since then, many law….Read More about Law schools embrace design-thinking approach for problem solving
BLOOMBERG LAW — A new committee has been named to consider potential changes to California’s bar exam, including administering part or all of the two-day test online, the state Supreme Court said Tuesday.Read More about California committee considers changes to state bar exam
BLOOMBERG LAW — When Oregon temporarily granted diploma privilege to law school graduates last summer, some Willamette University College of Law graduates used the freed-up bar exam study time to form a task force to examine state jury selection rules. Dean Brian R. Gallini calls on other law deans to help find a long-term alternative to….Read More about Opinion: Willamette Law dean Brian R. Gallini discusses bar exam reform