Engaging and Assessing Our Students

Conference Fee

Complete the registration form and pay online or by check.

Registration includes all conference materials, events, and meals.


Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements. A limited block of rooms within walking distance of New York Law School has been reserved at the Duane Street Hotel. Guests must make reservations by April 30, 2011 to secure group rates. See Lodging for information about securing conference rates, as well as additional recommended hotels.


Meals are included in the registration fee.

Pre-registration Meet-and-Greet

We invite participants to pre-register and begin getting acquainted at the opening reception from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1.

The Institute's summer 2011 conference, "Engaging and Assessing Our Students" features plenary sessions on Engagement and Assessment by educational leaders, and over 50 workshops exploring techniques for engaging and assessing law students across the curriculum.

The conference will be June 1-3, 2011 at New York Law School in New York, New York.

Logo: New York Law School.

Why Attend:
Improve Student Engagement and Assessment

During the conference participants will encounter new ideas about ways to engage students in and out of class, to involve students in a range of experiential and simulated learning exercises, and to help students gain knowledge, skills, and values. Consistent with the recommendations of Educating Lawyers and Best Practices for Legal Education, participants will also learn about techniques to engage students in selfassessment and refl ection and to conduct multiple sustainable formative and summative assessments, including collaborative assessments. In addition, conference participants will have opportunities to meet and work with other creative law teachers who love working with students. By the end of the conference, participants will leave with concrete ideas and materials to bring back to their students, colleagues, and institutions.

Who Should Attend

This conference is for all law school teachers and administrators who seek to improve student learning and seek to enhance techniques for assessing student learning outcomes.

Conference Structure:
Plenaries, Break-Out Sessions, Workshops

The conference opens with a welcoming reception for all participants on Wednesday evening, June 1.

For each of the next two days, Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3, the conference will start with an opening plenary session, which will be followed by a series of simultaneous workshop sessions (5 sessions on Thursday, 4 on Friday). Dinner, "A Taste of NY," will be provided Thursday evening; continental breakfast and full lunch will be provided both Thursday and Friday. The conference ends at 3 p.m. on Friday.