June 2016: Real-World Readiness

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June 9-11, 2016

Washburn University School of Law

The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning is thrilled to be planning its summer conference addressing the many ways that law schools are preparing students to enter the real world of law practice. With the rising demands for "practice-ready" lawyers, this topic has taken on increased urgency in recent years. How are law schools and law professors taking on the challenge of graduating students who are ready to join the real world of practicing attorneys? Can we be doing more?

Workshops will address real-world readiness in first-year courses, upper-level courses, required courses, electives, or academic support teaching. Workshops will present innovative teaching materials, course designs, and curricular or program designs. Each workshop will also include materials that participants can use during the workshop and also when they return to their campuses.

The conference fee includes materials, meals during the conference (two breakfasts and two lunches), and a welcome reception on Thursday evening, June 9, 2016.
$450 - Regular Attendees
$350 - Presenters
No charge - Gonzaga, Washburn, UALR Faculty
Lodging and Transportation
Directions to Topeka and Washburn Law / Conference and Other Hotels / Parking.

Schedule of Events

Washburn University School of Law will host a welcome reception on the evening of Thursday, June 9, and the conference workshops will take place at the law school all day on Friday, June 10, and until the early afternoon on Saturday, June 11.

For more information, please contact any of the Institute co-directors:

Professor Emily Grant
(785) 670-1677

Associate Dean Sandra Simpson
(509) 313-3809

Professor Kelly Terry
(501) 324-9946

Institute for Law Teaching and Learning