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3rd Annual Legal Master's Degree Conference

March 28-30, 2019

NSU Shepard Broad College of Law hosted the 3rd Annual Legal Master's Degree Conference on March 28 - 30, 2019. 

Once again, this event brought together law school deans, administrators, program managers, and faculty to explore the present and future of graduate-level legal education for non-lawyers. Breakout scheduling provided separate tracks for experienced program managers and for those new to Legal Master's education. Presentation topics included engaging faculty and students, focused learning outcomes and assessment for non-JD courses, curriculum planning, branding and digital marketing, student services for master’s students, and the future of legal education. Round table discussions centered on in-house program administration, new program issues, branding, vendor programs and graduate career prospects.

The program schedule and links to the program materials are available here:


Program of EventsProgram Materials| Event Photos 


Accreditor-Worthy Learning Outcomes Video

Legal Ed 2030: What does the Future Hold Video

Melissa Berry Interview     Susan Stephan Interview

Thanks to the generous event sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor, iLaw

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Gold Sponsors, MF Digital Marketing and West Academic

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Silver Sponsors, Carolina Academic Press and LSAC

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Conference Planning Committee

Lindsay Dunbar, Assistant Director, Center for Online Programs, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Clémence Kucera, Director, Graduate and International Programs, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Colin Marks, Professor of Law, St. Mary's University School of Law
Anne Marlenga, USC Gould School of Law, Director of Special Projects, Graduate & International Programs
Sandra Ortland Erickson, Director of Graduate Law Programs, Arizona State University
Rebecca Purdom, Executive Director of Graduate and Online Programs, Emory University School of Law
Susan Hayes Stephan, Associate Dean of Graduate and Online Programs, NSU Shepard Broad College of Law




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