Conference Schedule

Success and Impact of International Dual JD Programs: what makes programs sustainable?

Participants who have managed sustainable dual JD programs for decades and those who are just starting to consider developing dual JD programs will benefit from a panel discussion that covers formation, impact, sustainability, challenges and successes of these programs. This session will allow significant time for participants to ask questions of panelists and other participants and to discuss effective practices for building and sustaining impactful programs as well as integrating dual JD programs into law schools and creating meaningful opportunities for students, faculty, alumni, and legal services and industry partners.

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It's a Small, Small World: Exercises Designed to Bring Lessons Learned in the First Year LRW Classroom to the Global Stage

The presenters will lead an open discussion of ideas from the 1L classroom that have favorably impacted international legal education. Beginning with the premise that international students studying American law – particularly those accustomed to a civil code system of laws – quickly learn that the “law” is more than just statutes, the presenters will offer exercises that demonstrate the symbiotic relationship between judicial precedent and statutes, thereby illustrating the uniqueness of the American system of checks and balances and the dynamic relationship between the judiciary and the legislative branches of government. Through various exercises and outside-the-box curricular ideas the presenters will offer programmatic ideas to foster cultural competency among U.S. and international students alike, and discuss with Conference attendees their experiences bringing lessons learned in the first year LRW classroom to the global stage.

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Apples & Oranges: Making a better sangria, or innovative ways to work with international partners across degree boundaries

We have all seen the need to move beyond the one-for-one student exchange model to make our international partnerships meaningful and sustainable. We now look to our international partners for everything from degree-seeking student recruitment to faculty opportunities to internships and career placement. And what constitutes a good international partner need not be limited just to foreign law schools, but can include law firms, NGOs, and other organizations such as Fulbright and Erasmus as well. Furthermore, who says a dual-degree partnership needs to be reciprocal, or even between apples and apples? The presenters will discuss and provide examples of how seemingly disparate needs can be met for both sides through innovative and even counterintuitive partnerships. We expect this topic to be of interest to people who work in ALL of the worlds: incoming and outgoing student mobility, recruitment (all degrees), career services, and alumni/development.

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Social Media: determining the 5Ws of Using Online Tools to Reach Law Students

The “5 Ws” does not refer to WeChat, WhatsApp, and other media that start with “W”! Rather, we will review who runs social media at your institution, what platforms they use, when is an optimal time to post, where different social media platforms are most common and useful, why focusing on social media might be a worthwhile investment, and how to optimize your team’s resources. This session will be a chance for stakeholders to raise issues they would like to learn about, share ideas on what has worked for them, and commiserate about attempts that failed spectacularly. Items that are discussed here will guide a session that will take place during the 2020 LSAC annual meeting on using social media to effectively reach international students to ensure information offered is relevant, timely, and accessible.

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