South Carolina Law Review Symposium

On Task?:

Expanding the Boundaries of Legal Education 

Thursday, February 27, 2014 – Friday, February 28, 2014

Strom Thurmond Law Auditorium
University of South Carolina School of Law
Columbia, South Carolina

The South Carolina Law Review hosted a Symposium titled “On Task?: Expanding the Boundaries of Legal Education.” The event focused on a host of issues regarding how the market for legal services delivery continues to evolve, as well as the responses and challenges associated with that evolution.  Our distinguished presenters, panelists, and authors focused on matters such as the expectations of clients and firms in today’s market, changes within and outside of the JD curriculum, and new platforms in legal services delivery, among other topics.

The Symposium began Thursday, February 27 at the University of South Carolina School of Law with a panel addressing ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education Report.  The first day concluded with a keynote address by James R. Silkenat. Currently serving as President of the American Bar Association, Mr. Silkenat has an illustrious record of service.  He was a member of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, a member of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, and Co-Chair of the ABA Solo and Small Firm Leadership Coalition.  He undoubtedly provided those in attendance with unique insight into how the legal curriculum and profession can catch up to, and keep pace with, changes in the market for legal services delivery.

Friday, February, 28 consisted of presentations and panels addressing topics that are relevant to how law schools, and the legal academy more generally, can better prepare law students to enter the profession.  Barbara Madsen, Chief Justice of the Washington Supreme Court, delivered the Luncheon Keynote focused on limited licensing.  The additional presentations and panels also focused on ways in which lawyers, as well as law firms, can keep up with the rapidly evolving marketplace.  The Symposium offered attendees 9.25 hours of CLE credit, including 3.25 hours of ethics credit.  The South Carolina Commission on CLE & Specialization had extended their postmark deadline until March 3, 2014 to accommodate those attending the event.

For more information regarding Volume 65’s Symposium, as well as sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Symposium Editors, Kara Grevey and Robert Osborne, at [email protected]

Honored Guests

Symposium Keynote Address:
  • James Silkenat
    • President, American Bar Association
    • Sullivan & Worcester L.L.P.
Keynote Speeches:
  • The Honorable Barbara Madsen
    • Chief Justice, Washington Supreme Court
  • Renee Knake
    • Professor of Law and Co-Director, Kelly Institute of Ethics and the Legal Profession, Michigan State University College of Law
Special Guests:
  • William Hubbard
    • President-Elect, American Bar Association
    • Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, L.L.P.
  • The Honorable Jean Hoefer Toal
    • Chief Justice, Supreme Court of South Carolina
Panelists:
  • Steve Crossland
    • Chair, Washington Supreme Court Limited License Legal Technician Board
  • Barry Currier
    • Managing Director of Accreditation and Legal Education, American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Richard Granat
    • Co-Director and Affiliate Faculty at Center for Law Practice Technology, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Neil Hamilton
    • Professor of Law and Director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Stephanie Kimbro
    • Director, Center for Law Practice Technology
    • Founder, Curo Legal
    • Burton Law L.L.C.
  • Paula Littlewood
    • Executive Director, Washington State Bar Association
  • John Martin
    • Partner & Practice Leader of Nelson Mullins Encompass, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • Erica Moeser
    • President, National Conference of Bar Examiners
  • Lisa Rohrer
    • Executive Director of Executive Education and the Case Development Initiative, Harvard Law School
  • Rebecca Sandefur
    • Associate Professor of Sociology and Law & Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology, University of Illinois and Faculty Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Ronald Staudt
    • Professor of Law and Director, Center for Access to Justice & Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • David Yellen
    • Dean and Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Moderators:
  • Robert Wilcox
    • Dean, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Danielle R. Holley-Walker
    • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Distinguished Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Elizabeth Chambliss
    • Professor of Law and Director, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism, University of South Carolina School of Law

     

Schedule

Thursday, February 27th

 

4:00 – 4:15 p.m. South Carolina Law Review Symposium Welcome
Robert M. Wilcox, Dean, University of South Carolina School of Law
4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
Panel: The Response to the ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education Report

Moderator: Danielle R. Holley-Walker, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Distinguished Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law

Panelists:

  • David Yellen, Dean and Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Paula Littlewood, Executive Director, Washington State Bar Association
  • Erica Moeser, President, National Conference of Bar Examiners
  • Barry Currier, Managing Director of Accreditation and Legal Education, American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
6:00 – 6:05 p.m. Introduction & Overview of Events
Lisle Traywick, Editor in Chief, Volume 65, South Carolina Law Review
6:05 – 6:30 p.m. Symposium Keynote Address
William C. Hubbard, President-Elect, American Bar Association
James R. Silkenat, President, American Bar Association
6:45 – 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Lobby of the University of South Carolina School of Law

Friday, February 28th

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Symposium Registration
Lobby of the Law Auditorium
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
Lisle Traywick, Editor in Chief, Volume 65, South Carolina Law Review
Robert M. Wilcox, Dean, University of South Carolina School of Law
Elizabeth Chambliss, Professor of Law and Director, Nelson Mulllins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism, University of South Carolina School of Law
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Morning Keynote: New Platforms in Legal Services Delivery
Renee Knake, Professor of Law and Co-Director Kelly Institute of Ethics and the Legal Profession, Michigan State University College of Law
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Panel: What Do Clients and Employers Want?

Moderator: Robert Wilcox, Dean, University of South Carolina School of Law

Panelists:

  • Stephanie Kimbro, Director, Center for Law Practice Technology, Founder, Curo Legal, Burton Law
  • Rebecca Sandefur, Assoc. Professor of Sociology and Law & Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology, University of Illinois and Faculty Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • John Martin, Partner & Practice Leader of Nelson Mullins Encompass, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • Neil Hamilton, Professor of Law and Director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Keynote: The Promise and Challenges of Limited Licensing
Barbara Madsen, Chief Justice, Washington Supreme Court
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Panel: Law Schools’ Responses to Changing Markets

Moderator: Elizabeth Chambliss, Professor of Law and Director, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism, University of South Carolina School of Law

Panelists:

  • Stephen Crossland, Chair, Washington Supreme Court Limited License Legal Technician Board
  • Ronald Staudt, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Access to Justice & Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Richard Granat, Co-Director and Affiliate Faculty at Center for Law Practice Technology, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Lisa Rohrer, Executive Director of Executive Education and the Case Development Initiative, Harvard Law School
3:30 – 3:35 p.m. Closing Remarks

*Attendance at Keynote is not required for CLE credit, and we invite anyone to attend the keynote at no charge.

 

Registration

Registration is closed.

 

Suggested Lodging

The Inn at USC
1619 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201-3809
(803) 779-7779
0.7 miles away
Columbia Sheraton
1400 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 988-1400
0.91 miles
Courtyard by Marriott
630 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 799-7800
0.1 miles away
Columbia Marriott
1200 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 771-7000
0.9 miles away
Hitlon Columbia Center
924 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 744-7800
0.66 miles away

 

Parking

The South Carolina School of Law is located in the heart of Columbia with limited parking. We suggest parking either in Horizon Garage located on Main Street or Discovery Plaza Garage located on Park Street. There are also 2-hour meters on Greene Street and Devine Street and 5-hour meters on Assembly Street.

 

Sponsors

The South Carolina Law Review would like to extend its gratitude to our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism

Silver Sponsor
K & L Gates, LLP

Garnet Sponsor
Baker, Ravenel & Bender, LLP
Terry E. Richardson, Jr., Esq.
Wyche, P.A..

Contact Information



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