2023 ONLINE International Legal Education Abroad and LL.M. Administrators Conference


April 20-21, 2023

Location: Zoom (please register to receive a Zoom link)

REGISTER HERE  Registration fee: $30

Each year, the International Legal Education Abroad and LL.M. Administrators Conference brings key practitioners together from across the United States and abroad to discuss common challenges and to develop best practices on some of the most pressing issues in the exciting and dynamic areas of J.D. international legal education abroad and LL.M. program administration.

This year’s conference will address the theme: Emergence! We will focus on emerging LLM markets and recruitment practices, the emergence of AI, student wellness issues, the new and emerging collaborative efforts with international partners, and brainstorm about the future of study abroad programs.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

12:00PM - 12:15PM

  • Welcome (Professor Padideh Ala’i)

12:00PM - 1:15PM

  • The Emergence of the Two-Year LLM: A Promising Alternative for Non-JD Law Programs (speakers: Ashley Sim, Craig Hoffman, and Gabrielle Lynn Goodwin; moderator: Rebecca Pendleton)

1:15PM - 1:25PM

  • Break

1:25PM - 1:55PM

  • New ideas and opportunities for Online Legal English post-pandemic (speakers: Stephen Horowitz and Daniel Edelson)

1:55PM - 2:05PM

  • Break

2:05PM - 2:50PM

  • India and China: Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities brought by the two largest exporters of LLM students (speakers: Gabrielle Lynn Goodwin, Katie Merrill, Mary Beth Busby, and Xiaoyu Zhang)

2:50PM - 3:00PM

  • Break

3:00PM - 3:30PM

  • Higher bar passage rate to attract more LL.M candidates. How can Law Schools help LL.M students pass a bar examination in the US? (speaker: Andrea Rodríguez Escobedo)

3:30PM - 3:40PM

  • Break

3:40PM - 4:40PM

  • Happy Hour and follow-up discussions

Friday, April 21, 2023

12:00PM – 1:00PM

  • Mental Health Wellness Abroad (speakers: Emily Magliozzi, Inga Diercks-Ferm, Jacquelin Darby, Jennifer Baron, and Punzi Antonio; moderator: Melanija Radnovic)

1:00PM – 1:10PM

  • Break

1:10PM – 2:10PM

  • DEI Initiatives for LLM students (speakers: Daniela Branco and Jabrina Robinson; moderator: Helen Rho)

2:10PM – 2:20PM

  • Break

2:20PM – 3:30PM

  • Early tea hour and follow-up discussions