Friday, April 28, 2006
Vanderbilt kicks off a two-day conference today on Legal Education: Past, Present & Future. Here are today's panels and papers:
Panel 1: How Did We Get Here? Why Have We Stayed?
- Robert W. Gordon (Yale): The Geologic Strata of the Law School Curriculum
- Thomas C. Grey (Stanford): The Case Method and Legal Realism
- Robert D. Cooter (Cal-Berkeley): What is Law and Economics? Why did it Succeed?
- John Henry Schlegel (Buffalo): A Damn Hard Thing to Do
- John C. P. Goldberg (Vanderbilt), Moderator
Panel 2: Current Practices: Problems and Potential
- Ernest J. Weinrib (Toronto), Can Law Survive Legal Education?
- Mark D. West (Michigan), Making Lawyers (and Gangsters) in Japan
- Wayne S. Hyatt (Hyatt & Stubblefield), A Lawyer's Lament: Law Schools and the Profession of Law
- Susan L. Kay (Vanderbilt), Moderator
Panel 3: Pedagogic Bias? Diagnosis and Correctives
- Lani Guinier (Harvard) & Susan P. Sturm (Yale), The Pedagogical Matrix: A Framework for Rethinking Legal Education
- Geraldine Downey (Columbia) & Bonita E. London (Columbia): Psychological Theories of the Educational Engagement of Women and Ethnic Minority Group; Members: A Multi-Method Analysis of Institutional Change
- Elizabeth E. Mertz (Wisconsin), Inside the First Year Law School Classroom: Toward a New Legal Realist Pedagogy
- Chris Guthrie (Vanderbilt), Moderator
Closing Remarks by E. Gordon Gee (Vanderbilt University Chancellor)