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ETL Conference Attendee Leaves with Hope for the Future of Legal Education

Cindy Pham Posted in Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers®

Professor Mary Lynch of Albany Law School recently reviewed IAALS’ three-day Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL) Conference on her Best Practices for Legal Education blog. She wrote that the “energy, ideas and information being shared and built upon at the . . . Conference [gave her] hope and optimism about the way out of the ‘crisis’ in legal education.” She sees ETL as filling the vacuum “for those of us who have attempted to implement the 2007 initiatives of Best Practices and Carnegie and have been faced with questions such as: What data is available to guide decision-making? Are there models out there? Can groups of law schools provide financial and structural support for collaboration and sharing of ideas?”

Professor Lynch also goes on to highlight Conference presentations from University of Denver Sturm College of Law Professor David Thomson, Indiana’s Maurer School of Law Professor Bill Henderson, and Mercer University School of Law Professor Daisy Floyd.