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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 cocktail and dessert reception sponsored by iLaw will take place beginning at 8:00 p.m 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.

The program schedule, registration form, and hotel information are available here:

 

Program of Events |Registration | Hotel Information


Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, iLaw

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Thank you to our Gold Sponsors, MF Digital Marketing and West Academic

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Thank you to our Silver Sponsors, Carolina Academic Press and LSAC

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Program Overview

Friday, March 29, 2019
 
9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Engaging Your Academic Audience: Working Toward Faculty Zeal
Presenters: Anne Marlenga, Director of Special Projects, Graduate & International Programs, USC Gould School of Law; Anitha Cadambi, Associate Director of Graduate Curriculum & Instruction, USC Gould School of Law
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Accreditor-Worthy Learning Outcomes, Assessments and Grading for Non-J.D. Courses

Presenters: Lindsay Dunbar, Assistant Director, Center for Online Programs, Loyola University Chicago School of Law; Ellen Murphy, Assistant Dean of Instructional Technologies & Design, Wake Forest University School of Law; Anna Luce, Loyola University Chicago School of Law; Ken Randall, President, iLaw

Lunch - Table Talks
 Roundtable Discussion Topics
  • New Program Issues
  • Legal Master's Branding
  • In-house Program Administration
  • Vendor Program Administration
  • Graduate Career Prospects
  • Accreditation
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
New Program Breakout Session
Diving In: Starting a Legal Master's Program

Presenters: Erin Froyd, Chief Learning Officer, Carolina Academic Press; Cathy Schenker, Director of Online Learning, American University Washington College of Law

1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Advanced Program Breakout Session
Strategic Goals for Non-J.D. Curriculum Planning

Presenters: Sandra Erickson, Director of Graduate Law Programs, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; Stephen Burnett, Executive Director, Experiential and Online Learning, Carolina Academic Press; Priya Sridharan, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Loyola Law School | Los Angeles

Break
 
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
New Program Breakout Session
Digital Marketing for Legal Master's Programs 101

Presenter: Mike Fogarty, Managing Director, MF Digital Marketing

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Advanced Program Breakout Session
Legal Master's Degree Branding

Presenter: Eric Menkhus, Associate Dean, New Education Initiatives, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Break
 
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
New Program Breakout Session
Career and Student Services for Masters Students

Presenters: Melissa Berry, Assistant Dean for Student & Career Services, University of Washington School of Law; Nicholas Kajimoto, Assistant Director of Online Programs, USC Gould School of Law; Shannon Sevier, Director of Graduate Law Programs, St. Mary’s University School of Law; Jackie Flynn, Director of Graduate Marketing and Associate Director of Master of Studies in Law, Wake Forest University School of Law

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Advanced Program Breakout Session
Where Are We Now: Non-JD Program Survey (workshop)

Facilitator: Rebecca S. Purdom, Executive Director of Graduate and Online Programs, Emory University School of Law

5:00 - 8:00 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

Presenters: Mark Edwin Burge, Professor of Law and Director of San Antonio Programs, Texas A&M University School of Law; Maryellen Maley, Director of Online Legal Writing Program, Loyola University Chicago School of Law 

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Legal Ed 2030: What does the Future Hold?

Moderator: Susan Hayes Stephan, Associate Dean of Graduate and Online Programs, NSU Shepard Broad College of Law; Panelists: William H. Byrnes, Executive Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Special Projects, Texas A&M University School of Law; Camille deJorna, Deputy for Legal and Global Higher Education, LSAC; Daniel M. Filler, Dean and Professor of Law, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law; Jon M. Garon, Dean and Professor of Law, NSU Shepard Broad College of Law

12:00 - 12:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks 
12:15 p.m.
Lunch & Return Shuttle to Hotel
6:30 p.m.
Optional Casual Dinner

 

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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