Conference Program Schedule
Friday, November 2
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration, lunch, and networking
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Carol D. Newman, Emory University School of Law
- Sue Payne, Emory University School of Law
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1
At the Heart of the Matter: Reading Contracts and Dealing with Risk
- Tina L. Stark, Learning to Read Contracts: It’s More Than Your ABC’'s
The Lawyer’s Toolbox: Teaching Students About Risk Allocation
- Dana Malkus, St. Louis University School of Law
- Eric J. Gouvin, Western New England University School of Law
- Usha Rodrigues, University of Georgia School of Law
- Scott Stevenson, Lewis & Clark Law School
Ethical Issues: Clinics and Clients
- Douglas Wm. Godfrey, Chicago-Kent College of Law, The Ethical Obligations of Attorneys When They Create, Transmit, and Store Documents
- Chaumtoli Huq, New York Law School, and David Epstein, New York Law School, Transacting for Justice: Ethical Issues That Arise in Representing Non-Profit Clients
Business Skills: Understanding Financial Statements
- Robert J. Rhee, University of Maryland School of Law, Connecting Accounting to Finance to Practice
Tackling Arithmophobia: How to Read, Understand, and Analyze Financial Statements
- Eric Franklin, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
- Paulette J. Williams, University of Tennessee College of Law
- Kris Anne Tobin, University of Tennessee College of Law
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Afternoon Session 2
Contract Drafting: Teaching with Forms
- Kimberly Y.W. Holst, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Becoming the Master of the Form
- Stephen L. Sepinuck, Gonzaga University School of Law, Teaching Contract Drafting Through Form Annotation
Across the Curriculum: Integrating Transactional Skills Instruction
- Carol Morgan, University of Georgia School of Law, Corporate Counsel Externship Inside and Out
Providing a Continuum of Transactional Legal Skills Instruction Across the Law School Curriculum: Challenges and Benefits
- Jean Whitney, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
- Lori D. Johnson, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
- Rich Rawson, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
The First Year: Integrating Transactional Skills
- Lynnise Pantin, New York Law School, Integrating Transactional Skills into the First Year Curriculum
- Sue Payne, Emory Law School, Incorporating a Contract Drafting Module into Contracts or Legal Writing Courses
Simulations: Collaborative Experiential Learning
- Jay Finkelstein, DLA Piper/American University, Washington College of Law, Training Law Students to be International Transactional Lawyers: A Practical Skills Approach through the Extended Simulation Model Utilizing Collaborative Teaching Methodology
- Karl Okamoto, Drexel University, Earle Mack School of Law, Using Technology, Experts, and the “Flipped Classroom” in Teaching Transactional Lawyering
Dinner Honoring Tina L. Stark – Emory Conference Center Hotel
Saturday, November 3
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast and networking
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Conference Keynote Panel Discussion:
Preparing the Transactional Lawyer: From Doctrine to Practice
- Moderator, Carol Newman, Emory University School of Law
- George Kuney, The University of Tennessee College of Law
- Dean Dennis R. Honabach, Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law
- Jan Connell, Former General Counsel; Transactional Law Adjunct, Emory Law School
9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Morning Session 1
Contract Drafting: Teaching Critical Lawyering Skills
- Elizabeth August, Syracuse University College of Law, Identifying and Assessing Critical Skills in an Introductory Transactional Drafting Course
- Charles Fox, Beyond Words: Teaching Lawyering Skills in a Contract Drafting Class
- Katharine B. Hartland, Florida Coastal School of Law, Applying the Skills: Supplementing the Course with a Realistic Client’s Transactions
Preparing “Main Street” Lawyers: Practicing without Big Firm Experience
- Lisa Reel Schmidt, Drake University Law School, Teaching Contract Drafting to Main Street Lawyers
- Steve Garland, Wake Forest University School of Law, and John M. Flynn, Elon University School of Law, 50 Years of Transaction Practice; 5 Years of Teaching Transactions: Lessons Taught and Learned
- Robert Statchen, Western New England University School of Law, Creating Value for Transactional Attorneys through an LLM Program
Measuring Student Progress: Assessing and Providing Feedback
- Stacey Bowers, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Implementing a Student Feedback Exercise
- Karen J. Sneddon, Mercer Law School, and Susan M. Chesler, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, It’s About Time: Assessing Transactional Skills in Thirty Minutes or Less
- Dana M. Warren, Loyola Law School–Los Angeles, Loyola Law School–Los Angeles, Assessing Student Progress through Graded Transactional Writing Assignments Spanning the Life Cycle of a Deal
11:30 – 11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Morning Session 2
Settlement Agreements: Teaching Transactional Skills
- Kirsten Dauphinais, University of North Dakota School of Law, Using an Extended Simulation to Teach Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiating, and Drafting in the First Year
Transactions and Settlements: Creating a Balance in Legal Education
- Gregory M. Duhl, William Mitchell College of Law
- Jaclyn Millner, William Mitchell College of Law; Attorney, Liberty Mutual
How Are We Doing? Outcomes and Assessments
- Michael Woronoff, Proskauer Rose LLP/University of California–Los Angeles What Do Law Graduates Need to Know to Become Effective Transactional Lawyers (A Practitioner’s View)
- Deborah Burand, University of Michigan Law School, What Former Students Really Think of Us: Post-Graduation Evaluations of Transactional Courses and Curriculum
More on Doctrinal Courses: Integrating Transactional Skills
- Bruce G. Luna II, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Integrating Skills into a Sales and Secured Transactions Classroom
- Lenné Espenschied, University of Georgia Law School Shaken, Not Stirred
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Lunch Roundtables: Potential Topics
- Interdisciplinary Transactional Programs
- Across the Campus
- Working with Other Universities
- Outside the Classroom: Working with Bar Associations, Student Organizations, and Alumni
- Short Courses and Microspecialties
- Transactional Competitions
- Specialized Practice Areas
- Integrating Transactional Training Across the Curriculum
2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Transactional Centers and Certificate/Concentration Programs
- William J. Delaney, Suffolk University Law School, The Emerging Companies Course
Case Study: From Program Design to Student Experience
- Joan M. Heminway, University of Tennessee College of Law
- Brian K. Krumm, University of Tennessee College of Law
- Michael J. Higdon, University of Tennessee College of Law
Transactional Drafting: Teaching Tips
- Judy Rosenbaum, Northwestern University School of Law, Teaching Contract Drafting for the First Time: How to Avoid Re-Creating the Wheel
- Ted Becker, University of Michigan Law School, Using Law Firm Marketing Materials as a Research Resource for Teaching Drafting
International Students: How to Teach Transactional Skills
- Douglas Levene, Peking University School of Transnational Law, Teaching Deals to Chinese Students in China
- Cynthia M. Adams, Indiana University, McKinney School of Law, and Peter K. Cramer, Washington University School of Law, Teaching the U.S. Contract Narrative: Creative Skills-Building for Nonnative English Speakers