New York, NY (April 5, 2010)—New York Law School and Harvard Law School are hosting a year-long project, “Future Ed: New Business Models for U.S. and Global Legal Education,” to uncover the best ideas for the future of legal education. Driven by the Carnegie Foundation’s highly critical 2007 report and the dramatic downturn in large firm associate hiring, law school deans and administrators are scrambling to predict the future and position themselves within a rapidly changing market. But what is the likely shape of the future market—or markets—for legal education? What are the most promising models for delivering education and training in those markets? And how do we get there from here?
The Law Schools will host a year-long contest of ideas about legal education with the goal to come up with operational alternatives to the traditional law school business model and to identify concrete steps for the implementation of new designs. The two-day kickoff event for educators, employers, and regulators will be to identify problems, innovations and constraints, and to organize working groups to develop designs and strategies for implementation. Working groups will refine their ideas and reconvene for a second meeting at Harvard Law School on October 15-16, 2010. Final designs will be presented, with commentary, at New York Law School in April, 2011.
For a full schedule and to learn more about Future Ed, please click here.
DATE: Friday, April 9 from noon to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION: 185 West Broadway (between Worth and Leonard Streets)
REGISTRATION: Professionals/Academics/Professionals: $100 Students: $25. Please register online here. Members of the media may RSVP by e-mailing Nancy Guida at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About New York Law School
Founded in 1891, New York Law School is an independent law school located in lower Manhattan near the city’s centers of law, government, and finance. New York Law School’s renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, urban legal studies, international and comparative law, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. The School is noted for its nine academic centers: Center on Business Law & Policy, Center on Financial Services Law, Center for International Law, Center for New York City Law, Center for Professional Values and Practice, Center for Real Estate Studies, Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families, Institute for Information Law & Policy, and Justice Action Center. New York Law School has more than 13,000 graduates and enrolls some 1,500 students in its full- and part-time J.D. program and its four advanced degree programs in financial services law, real estate, tax, and mental disability law studies. www.nyls.edu
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