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3rd Annual Legal Master's Degree Conference

March 28-30, 2019

NSU Shepard Broad College of Law will host the 3rd Annual Legal Master's Degree Conference at NSU Shepard Broad College of Law in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida. An opening reception will take place on March 28, 2019, and conference sessions will be held on March 29 and 30, 2019.

Once again, this event will bring together law school deans, administrators, program managers, and faculty to explore the present and future of graduate-level legal education for non-lawyers. If your law school has a master’s level graduate program or is planning to start one, this conference is for you. For the first time, breakout scheduling will provide separate tracks for experienced program managers and for those new to Legal Master's education.

A draft schedule of programs is set forth below and will be updated as we get closer to the event.

Please contact Susan Stephan at sstephan@nova.edu if you have questions.

Registration | Hotel Information


Thank you to our Silver Sponsor Carolina Academic Press

Program of Events

Draft Program of Events

Friday, March 29, 2019
 
9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Engaging Your Academic Audience: Working Toward Faculty Zeal
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Accreditor-Worthy Learning Outcomes, Assessments and Grading for Non-J.D. Courses
Lunch
 
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
New Program Breakout Session
Diving In: Starting a Legal Master's Program
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Advanced Program Breakout Session
Strategic Goals for Non-J.D. Curriculum Planning
Break
 
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
New Program Breakout Session
Digital Marketing for Online Programs 101
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Advanced Program Breakout Session
Career and Student Services for Masters Students
Break
 
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
New Program Breakout Session
The Value of Accreditation
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Advanced Program Breakout Session
Where Are We Now: Non-JD Program Survey Results (workshop)
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Reception and Dinner at NSU
Saturday, March 30, 2019
 
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Who is in the Driver's Seat: The Opportunities and Pitfalls of Course Development for Master's Students
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Legal Master's Branding
12:00 - 12:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks 
12:15 p.m.
Lunch & Return Shuttle to Hotel
6:30 p.m.
Optional Casual Dinner

 

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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