Syracuse University Law Review Symposium 2019

Online Learning and the Future of Legal Education

Friday, April 26, 2019
Dineen Hall | Syracuse University College of Law

8:30-9:00 a.m.    Welcome and Continental Breakfast

  • Shelby Mann
    Syracuse Law Review
  • Nina A. Kohn
    David M. Levy Professor of Law and Assoc. Dean of Online Education
    Syracuse University College of Law

    Breakfast is generously sponsored by iLawVentures

9:00-10:15 a.m.  Session #1: Pedagogy in Online Legal Education

  • Moderator: Robin Malloy, E.I. White Chair and Distinguished Professor of Law; Kauffman Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Syracuse University College of Law

    Discussant: Karen Bull
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University College of Syracuse University
  • The Pernicious Myths of Classroom and Online Teaching:
    Modality-Less Model for Excellence in Legal Education
    Michael Hunter Schwartz
    Dean and Professor of Law
    University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • Best practices for designing and developing engaging online courses
    Noelle Sweany
    Clinical Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
    Texas A & M University Dept. of Education and Human Development

10:15-10:30 a.m.  Coffee and Rest Break

10:30 a.m.-noon Session #2: The Hybrid Model of Legal Education

  • Moderator: Kathleen O’Connor Professor, Executive Director of Online Education, Teaching Professor Syracuse University College of Law

    The Hybrid Model for Legal Education:
    Better Teaching, Greater Access, and Better Future Lawyers
    Jack Graves
    Professor of Law and Director of Digital Legal Education
    Touro Law Center
  • “The Worst Idea Ever!” Blended Pedagogy, Shared Governance, and Change in Legal Education
    Eric S. Janus
    Former President and Dean
    Mitchell Hamline School of Law (formerly William Mitchell College of Law)
  • How Online Learning Will Transform Legal Education
    David Thomson
    Professor of Practice and John C. Dwan Professor for Online Learning
    University of Denver Strum School of Law

noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch and Structured Conversation: Through the Looking Glass: The Regulatory and Accreditation Landscape for Legal Education

  • Speaker: Barry Currier
    Managing Director, Accreditation and Legal Education, American Bar Association
  • Moderator: Craig Boise
    Dean and Professor of Law
    Syracuse University College of Law

1:00-1:15 p.m. Rest Break

1:15-2:45 p.m. Session #3: The Impact of Online Legal Education for the Legal Profession

  • Moderator: Lauryn Gouldin, Associate Dean for Faculty Research, Associate Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law
  • Discussant: Kellye Testy
  • Online Legal Education’s Potential to Address the Justice Gap
    James McGrath
    Professor of Law and Assoc. Dean for Academic Support, Bar Passage, and Compliance
    Texas A&M School of Law
  • Andrew P. Morriss
    Dean, School of Innovation
    Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
    Texas A&M University
  • Asynchronous and Hybrid E-learning in Legal Education: A Comparative Study
    Victoria Sutton
    Paul Whitfield Horn Professor
    Associate Dean for Digital Learning and Graduate Education
    Texas Tech University School of Law
  • The Promise of On-line Educational Platforms for Law and Legal Education
    Kellye Testy
    President and CEO
    Law School Admission Council
    Professor of Law
    University of Washington School of Law

2:45-3:00 p.m. Coffee Break

3:00-4:00 p.m. Moderated Discussion: But What Could Go Wrong?: Risks and Opportunities as Legal Education Moves Online

  • Moderator: Nina Kohn

4:00-4:15 p.m. Break

4:15-4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

  • Elizabeth Lehmann
    Lead Articles Editor
    Syracuse Law Review
  • Nina Kohn

4:30-5:30 p.m. Reception in the Levy Atrium
Please join Law Review members for hors d’oeuvre and refreshments.