Connecting the Academy & the Profession

2nd Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference

October 3rd, 2013 to October 5th, 2013

Asking the Right Questions

The oldest advice in the world is that the trick is not in knowing the answers—rather it is in knowing the right questions to ask. In legal education today, we find ourselves facing many questions—from students, from the profession, from the media, from the legal marketplace, and from our own colleagues. If we focus on the right questions we can take steps to ensure that a modern legal education will continue to educate lawyers to the highest standards of competence and professionalism—standards that clients, the profession, and the legal system deserve.

Join us in October …

…To take a closer look at these 3 questions:

  • What Core Competencies Do Entry Level Lawyers Need?
  • What Structural and Curricular Changes Ensure Law Grads Have the Necessary Core Competencies?
  • How Can Law School Accreditation and Bar Admissions Standards Facilitate Innovation in Legal Education?

… To hear different perspectives from:

  • Legal educators and legal practitioners
  • Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Award Winner, William D. Henderson
  • Retired Indiana Chief Justice Randall Shepard
  • A panel of law school deans

… To frame your own questions and share your own perspectives in a conference that includes:

  • Panel presentations with diverse participants
  • Small working group sessions
  • Mini, Ignite-style presentations to facilitate discussions and spark new ideas



Registration was free to three faculty members from each Consortium school and for all Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Fellows. Other participants also joined the discussion. Contact Alli Gerkman for further information. 

The Conference will begin the afternoon of Thursday, October 3, and conclude at noon on Saturday, October 5.
Our Conference presenters come from law schools and legal institutions across the country.
These resources include materials from the conference, as well as speaker videos and presentations.
We encourage out-of-town participants to stay at the Courtyard by Marriot Denver Cherry Creek