Friday, May 4, 2018
The Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation at California State University, Northridge, in collaboration with the College of Business at Central Washington University, hosts The 2018 Tax Development Conference today at California State University, Northridge. For a list of the papers and speakers, see here. Among the papers are Hilary G. Escajeda (Denver), Legal Education: A New Growth Vision Part I – The Issue: Sustainable Growth or Dead Cat Bounce? A Strategic Inflection Point Analysis, 97 Neb. L. Rev. ___ (2019):
Legal and professional education programs now face strategic inflection points. To survive and thrive long-term, education programs must embrace entrepreneurship, technology, innovation, and platforms as the means by which to navigate through strategic inflection points. Imagination, adaptability, agility, determination, and speed will separate market leaders from laggards. Scrappy, entrepreneurial, and action-oriented programs that deliver omni-channel knowledge and skills development solutions are the movers that will radically redefine and likely dominate the professional education industry. Entrepreneurial education leaders committed to program vitality and growth should embrace innovation and recognize that competitive advantages are transitory. These mindset shifts, coupled with a bias for action and modernization, will provide fruitful paths for new doctrinal and skill transfer services in legal and professional education. Slow, tradition-bound programs resistant to change are non-movers that face extinction.