CONFERENCE: The Fate of Scholarship in American Law Schools
March 31-April 1, 2016
As American legal education faces an identity crisis, what will become of scholarship in U.S. law schools? Will it survive the tumult – should it survive – and in what form?
The conference will reexamine first principles of legal scholarship – its value (to legal education, to the legal profession, to society) and its essential aspects – and will survey particular issues of contemporary concern, including emerging scholarly forms and technologies and the relationship among legal scholarship, journalism and new media.
The two-day conference will consist of themed plenary sessions, concurrent small-group sessions, opportunities to interact informally and keynote addresses by Jack M. Balkin , Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, and Kellye Y. Testy , the 2016 Association of American Law Schools president and Toni Rembe Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law.
REGISTRATION: Click here to register for the conference.
For the conference program, click here (scroll down the PDF for the full program)
For a current list of conference presenters, click here.
For a description of the concurrent sessions, click here.
This conference is supported by a generous grant from the University of Baltimore Foundation.