Inaugural LL.M. Conference Welcomes Faculty & Administrators from 75 Law Schools

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WASHINGTON, D.C. May 4, 2012 - American University Washington College of Law hosted “Post-Graduate Legal Education: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities,” a conference held May 3-4. The inaugural event was attended by 115 faculty and administrators from 75 law schools across the United States and Canada.

Unlike many other areas of university and law school administration, there is no formal professional group for administrators and faculty of LL.M., S.J.D., and M.L.S. programs. The conference provided administrators and faculty with the opportunity to discuss best practices and enhance law school offerings and education in the face of a changing legal education landscape. Conference attendees discussed the challenges to financing a law degree, domestic and international LL.M. career advising, and admissions policies.

“It was gratifying to see faculty and administrators with common goals come together at this invigorating conference,” said Amy Tenney, the associate director of the Program on Law and Government who envisioned the conference. “We look forward to hosting a similar event in the future.”

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