Transactional Education: What's Next? Conference Program Schedule


Friday, June 4

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration, lunch and networking

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tina L. Stark, Emory University School of Law

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
Break

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1

Contract Drafting in 90 Minutes

  • Charles Fox, Pace Law School/Fox Professional Development LLC – Contract Organization and Drafting Techniques
  • Jane Scott, St. John’s University School of Law – The Key Contract Concepts

Ethical Issues in Business and the Lawyer’s Role

  • Tamar Frankel, Boston University School of Law
  • Carol Morgan, The University of Georgia School of Law
  • Robert Rhee, The University of Maryland School of Law

Simulations in Clinics, Contract Drafting, and Upper-level Courses

  • Danny Bogart, Chapman University School of Law – Simulations in a Commercial Leasing Course
  • David Epstein, New York Law School – Simulations in Contract Drafting
  • Carole Heyward, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law – Simulations in Clinics
  • Helen Scott, New York University School of Law – A Simulation in an Upper-level Course

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Break

3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Afternoon Session 2

All about the First Year of Law School

  • Michael Hunter Schwartz, Washburn University School of Law – Teaching Contracts from a Transactional Perspective
  • Jessica Rubin, University of Connecticut School of Law – Teaching Interviewing, Negotiation, Counseling, and Drafting Second Semester
  • Chaim Saiman, Villanova Law School – Transactional Lawyering-- A Conceptual Approach

Interdisciplinary Transactional Courses

  • William A. Kell, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Anthony J. Luppino, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • Eric J. Gouvin, Western New England College School of Law
  • Robert Statchen, Western New England College School of Law

Legal Writing Professors Morphing into Contract Drafting Professors

  • Ted Becker, University of Michigan Law School – Rookie Mistakes to Avoid
  • Carolyn Broering-Jacobs, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law – Team-teaching with an Adjunct
  • Grace Hum, University of San Francisco School of Law – Unfounded Fears
  • Barbara Lentz and Miki Felsenburg, Wake Forest University School of Law – Contract Drafting and Legal Writing: Shared Strategies for Improving Student’s Learning Outcomes

Negotiations

  • Howard Katz and Jacki Knapman, Elon University School of Law – Negotiation as a Foundational Skill
  • Tina L. Stark, Emory University School of Law and Richard K. Neumann, Hofstra University School of Law – Contract Drafting a Prerequisite to Teaching Transactional Negotiation

5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception – 1st Floor, Bacardi Plaza
Emory University School of Law

7:45 p.m.
Dinner – Emory Conference Center Hotel

Saturday, June 5

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast and networking

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Conference Keynote Discussion:  Just Exactly What Does a Transactional Lawyer Do?

  • Moderator, William J. Carney, Emory University School of Law
  • George W. Dent, Jr., Case Western Reserve University Law School
  • Ronald J. Gilson, Columbia Law School and Stanford Law School

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Break

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Morning Session 1

New Ways to Teach Drafting and Drafting Ethics

  • Susan Chesler, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and Karen Sneddon, Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law – Teaching Drafting Ethics Using Video Vignettes
  • Susan Duncan, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and David Thomson, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law – Teaching Drafting Online
  • Lisa Penland, Drake University School of Law – Teaching Contract Drafting in Two Weeks

Outcomes and Assessments

  • Rosemary Dillon, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law – Assessing Drafting Assignments in a First Year Writing Course
  • Barbara Lentz, Wake Forest University School of Law – Developing Effective Assessment Methods for a Contract Drafting Course
  • Sue Payne, Northwestern University School of Law – Voice Commenting on a Contract
  • Howard P. Walthall, Cumberland Law School – Outcomes and Assessments in Unincorporated Business Entities, Contracts II, and Payments

Teaching Transactional Skills and Tasks Other than Contract Drafting

  • W. David East, South Texas College of Law – Opinions
  • Douglas Wm. Godfrey, Chicago-Kent College of Law – Interviewing and Presentation Skills
  • Carol D. Newman, Bryan Cave LLP/Emory University School of Law – The Deal Skills Course:  Integrating Transactional Skills and Tasks with Doctrinal Foundation

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Break

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Morning Session 2

Innovative Transactional Pedagogies

  • Joan Heminway, The University of Tennessee College of Law – Corporate Finance as Advanced Contract Drafting
  • Lyman P. Q. Johnson, Washington and Lee University School of Law – In-office Meetings and Analytical Memos to Teach Substance and Skill in Contract Drafting
  • Michael A. Woronoff, Proskauer Rose LLP/UCLA School of Law – Teaching Numeracy

Teaching Transactional Skills and Law in an International Context

  • Deborah Burand, University of Michigan Law School – Early Lessons in Launching an International Transactions Clinic
  • Peter Linzer, University of Houston Law Center – International Contracting
  • Kojo Yelpaala, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - A Multidisciplinary Approach to Strategy and Planning International Transactions

Transactional Centers and Certificate Programs

  • John J. Worley, South Texas College of Law
  • Sherry Porter, Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • Karl Okamoto, The Earle Macke School of Law at Drexel University

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch Roundtables

  • Karl Okamoto, The Earle Macke School of Law at Drexel University – Transactional Lawyering Meets
  • David East, South Texas College of Law - All about Adjuncts
  • Richard K. Neumann, Hofstra University School of Law – Challenges of Legal Writing Professors Who Teach Contract Drafting and How to Meet Them

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Afternoon Session

Exercise Showcase

  • Miriam Albert, Hofstra University School of Law – Teaching Doctrine and Skills Simultaneously
  • Lydie Nadia Cabrera Pierre-Louis, St. Thomas University School of Law – Analyzing the Key Provisions of an Annual Report
  • Lenne Espenschied, The University of Georgia School of Law – Demonstrating the Allocation of Risk
  • Grace M. Giesel, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law – Teaching Ethics in a Drafting Course

Teaching Contract Drafting Using Real Contracts

  • Shelley Dunck, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Brian Krumm, The University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Sharon Pocock, Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Upper-level Courses:  Three Exemplars

  • Mark Fagan, Mossavar‐Rahmani Center for Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government (Harvard) – Securitization and Asset-backed Securities
  • Eric J. Gouvin, Western New England College School of Law – Secured Transactions
  • Kathy Z. Heller, Chapman University School of Law – Teaching Deals through a Focus on the Entertainment Industry