The Report on the 2012 Conference aims to provide a breakdown of the discussions and exchanges that took place at the Conference and a snapshot of the shared ideas and goals presented about reforming legal education. We hope that the Report will spur discussion and implementation of the materials and methods therein, and help foster further law school dialogue, classroom innovation, and collaboration among our Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Consortium and all those invested in legal education reform.
Session I. Interactive Pedagogical presentation on Professional Identity Formation (William M. Sullivan, Director of Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers and David Thomson, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law)
Session II. Role of Professional Identity in Legal Work and Legal Hiring (William Henderson, Indiana University Maurer School of Law)
Session IV. Empirical Research on How Most Effectively to Foster Each Student's Professional Formation (Neil Hamilton, Jerry Organ, and Verna Monson, the Holloran Center at the University of St. Thomas Law School)
Group 1: Teaching Simulations (Roberto Corrada and David Thomson, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law);
Group 2: Their Respective Programs (William Henderson, Indiana University Maurer School of Law and James Moliterno, Washington & Lee University School of Law)
Session VI. Knowledge, Wisdom, and Service: The Meaning and Teaching of Professionalism in Medicine (Matthew K. Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP, Director, the Institute for Ethics and Center for Patient Safety, American Medical Association)
Session VII. Cultivating Self-Reflection and Lawyer Integrity (Daisy Floyd, Mercer University)