Agenda

Thursday, September 18

11:00 a.m.  Registration Opens

1:45 p.m.   Welcome — Introduction — Updates from ETL

Alli Gerkman, Director of Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers

2:15 p.m.  Show, Tell, and Learn — Round One

Multiple Presenters, Ignite Format (30 minutes, 5 presenters from Consortium schools)

Group Discussions (30 minutes) — small group tables

3:15 p.m.  Break

3:30 p.m.  Show, Tell, and Learn — Round Two

Multiple Presenters, Ignite Format (30 minutes, 5 presenters from Consortium schools)

Group Discussions (30 minutes) — small group tables

4:30 p.m.  Break

4:45 p.m.  Show, Tell, and Learn — Round Three

Multiple Presenters, Ignite Format (30 minutes, 5 presenters from Consortium schools)

Group Discussions (30 minutes) — small group tables

5:45 p.m.  Reception

6:30 p.m.  Dinner

8:15 p.m.  Adjourn

 

Friday, September 19

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:00 a.m.  Roadblocks to Assessment

Professor Mary Lynch, Albany Law School, Albany, NY

Using role play and breakout groups, this session will identify and address common roadblocks to assessment and propose ways to break them down. 

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Vertical Assessments in the Law School Context

Professor Jeffrey Pokorak, Vice Provost for Faculty and Curriculum, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA

Dr. Kathryn Linder, Director of Center for Teaching and Scholarship Excellence, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

11:15 a.m. Measuring Learning Workshop

Professor Andrea A. Curcio, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, GA

This session will help conference attendees identify particular course or curricular learning objectives and/or outcomes they want to measure and will explore how to design and implement assessments to determine whether students have, in fact, achieved those learning outcomes or objectives.

12:15 p.m.  Lunch

1:00 p.m.  Reporting Out: Measuring Learning

1:30 p.m.  Assessment Around the World

Professor Paul Maharg, Australian National University College of Law, Canberra, AU

2:15 p.m.  Break

2:30 p.m.  Making Sense of Assessment Data

Learning from Online Assessment

Professor and Executive Director Gregory J. Brandes, Concord Law School of Kaplan University, Los Angeles, CA

Using Existing Data

Professor Aaron N. Taylor, Saint Louis University School of Law, Saint Louis, MO

Director, Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE)

3:30 p.m.  Breakout Groups

4:00 p.m.  External Influences

The Law School Curriculum and the Bar Exam: An Assessment Failure

Professor Joseph A. Rosenberg, CUNY School of Law, Long Island City, NY

Implementing ABA-Mandated Outcomes and Assessment: Obstacles and Opportunities

Professor Sarah Valentine, CUNY School of Law, Long Island City, NY

5:00 p.m. Reception

6:30 p.m. Adjourn

Dinner on your own

 

Saturday, September, 20

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast Buffet

9:00 a.m.  Assessment Throughout the ETL Consortium

Are Experiential Modules Really Better? Qualitative Assessment for Student Learning (15 min)

Christine Cerniglia Brown, Coordinator of Skills and Experiential Learning, Assistant Clinical Professor, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans, LA

Professor Monica Hof Wallace, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans, LA

Assessing the “Roadmap for Employment” Experiment (15 min)

Professor Neil Hamilton, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN

Writing to Learn in Doctrinal Courses (15 min)

Professor Michael Madison, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA

Using Student Narrative to Assess Professional Development (15 min)

Melissa Swain, Associate Director and Clinical Instructor, Health Rights Clinic, University of Miami School of Law, Miami, FL

JoNel Newman, Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education, University of Miami School of Law, Miami, FL

10:00 a.m.  Break

10:15 a.m.  Table Topics

In a small group format, attendees will choose to explore one of the following topics with the topic presenter(s).

  • The Law School Curriculum and the Bar Exam: An Assessment Failure
  • Implementing ABA-Mandated Outcomes and Assessment: Obstacles and Opportunities
  • Are Experiential Modules Really Better? Qualitative Assessment for Student Learning
  • Assessing the “Roadmap for Employment” Experiment
  • Writing to Learn in Doctrinal Courses
  • Using Student Narrative to Assess Professional Development

11:15 a.m.  Measuring Learning: Takeaways

Facilitated Session

12:00 p.m.  Adjourn

 

For questions or information about the agenda or program of the conference please contact Caitlin Anderson, Legal Assistant, Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyerscaitlin.anderson@du.edu or 303-871-6624.

For more information or assistance with the logistics of this conference (hotel, travel, special needs, etc.), please contact Amy Downing, IAALS Special Events Coordinator, amy.downing@du.edu or 303-871-6649.