» 2013 Chapman Law Review Symposium

In 2007, a Carnegie Foundation report concluded that our nation’s law schools are failing to adequately prepare graduates for the practice of law. Moreover, after the recession, corporate employers have become increasingly cautious about hiring new associates who lack the practical legal skills needed to make an immediate impact. These events are drawing attention to innovative pedagogical efforts in law schools across the country, and for this reason, the Chapman Law Review hosted a legal symposium on Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1, 2013, entitled “The Future of Law, Business, and Legal Education: How to Prepare Students to Meet Corporate Needs.” Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr. of the Delaware Court of Chancery was our keynote speaker at this exciting event. The Symposium focused on legal education reform, and how law schools can prepare students to be practice-ready to meet the specific needs of the business community and in-house counsel.

Friday, February 1, 2013

PANEL 1: Can Law Schools Prepare Students to be Practice Ready?VIEW WEBCAST
Moderator: Professor Susanna Ripken, Chapman University School of Law

  • James Moliterno, Washington & Lee University School of Law
  • Sara Rankin, Seattle University School of Law
  • R. Michael Cassidy, Boston College School of Law
  • Susan Myers, Associate Director of Legal Affairs at Hyundai Capital America

PANEL 2: Finding a Better Way to Teach VIEW WEBCAST
Moderator: Dean Tom Campbell

  • David Moss, University of Connecticut
  • Clark D. Cunningham, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Neil Dilloff, Partner at DLA Piper

Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr.

PANEL 3: How to Prepare Students to Meet Corporate Needs VIEW WEBCAST
Moderator: Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr.

  • Robert Rhee, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Bradley Borden, Brooklyn Law School
  • Tania King, General Counsel for Advantage Sales Marketing
  • Lee Cheng, General Counsel for Newegg Inc.

PANEL 4: Changing the Curriculum to Keep Pace With Technology VIEW WEBCAST
Moderator: John Tehranian, Southwestern Law School

  • David Levine, Elon University School of Law
  • Deven Desai, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Denise Howell, Legal Blogger

PANEL 5: Are you Entertained Yet?: How Legal Education Reform Has Met the Needs of the Ever-changing Entertainment Industry VIEW WEBCAST
Moderator: Judd Funk, Chapman University School of Law

  • Daniel Ferleger, EVP Business & Legal Affairs, Paramount Pictures
  • Tom McGuire, Head of Business & Legal Affairs William Morris Endeavor
  • Cliff Gilbert-Lurie, Partner - Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, Fischer, Gilbert-Lurie, Siffelman & Cook

Followed by an En Banc Reception

Keynote Speaker

Chancellor Leo Strine
Chancellor Leo Strine Jr.