International Consortium on Legal Education:
First Annual Conference

Improving Legal Education for Tomorrow's Lawyers
October 13-15, 2004

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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

4:00pm Building Tour
If you are interested in taking a building tour, please meet outside the Mooers-Morella Ceremonial Courtroom (603)
4:45pm Library Tour
If you are interested in taking a library tour, please meet in front of the library on the First Floor
8:00pm Informal Dinner
Holiday Inn Chevy Chase - Palladian Ballroom
5520 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD

Thursday, October 14, 2004

8:00am Shuttle pickup at Holdiay Inn Chevy Chase
Provided by Golden Touch Limousine
9:00-9:15am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dean Claudio Grossman
American University Washington College of Law (WCL)
Mooers-Morella Ceremonial Courtroom (Room 603)
9:15-10:15am Partner Law School Introductions
Each law school representative will have the opportunity to briefly introduce themselves, identify their law school, and indicate their area of expertise.
10:15-10:30am Break and Networking Opportunity
10:30-12:15pm Addressing Challenges to Legal Education
Moderator: Dean Claudio Grossman, WCL
Panelists: Dean Bruce Feldthusen, University of Ottawa
      Dean Haluk Kabaalioglu, Yeditepe University
      Dean Math Noortman, Erasmus University
      Dean Eddy Somers, University of Ghent
      Prof. Joaqu�n Gonz�lez Ib��ez on behalf of Dean Andres
      Tagliavia Lopez, Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio
12:15-12:30pm Group Photograph
12:30-2:00pm Sixth Floor Dinning Room
  • Carl C. Monk, Executive Vice President and Executive Director, Association of American Law Schools (AALS)
  • WCL Faculty and Staff
2:15-3:15pm Mooers-Morella Ceremonial Courtroom (Room 603)
The Law School Curriculum in a Transnational Context

Moderator: Prof. Andrew Popper, WCL
      Vice Dean Miguel Rábago Dorbecker, Universidad Iberoamericana
      Dean Claudio Grossman, WCL
      Prof. Makoto Ibusuki, Ritsumeikan University
      Dean Turgut Tarhanli, Istanbul Bilgi University
3:15-3:30pm Break and Networking Opportunity
3:30-5:30pm Exploring Joint and Dual Degree Programs
JD Dual Degree
Moderator: Prof. Padideh Ala'i, WCL
   Prof. Joaqu�n Gonz�lez Ib��ez, Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio
   Vice Dean Marie-France Nicolas, Universit� de Paris X - Nanterre
   Prof. Constance Backhouse, University of Ottawa
LLM Joint and Dual Degrees
Moderator: Prof. Daniel Bradlow, WCL
   Dean Duard Kleyn, University of Pretoria
   Prof. Bryan Bachner, City University of Hong Kong
   Prof. Sylvia Brown, Kwansei Gakuin University
   Prof. J. Gerry Johnstone, University of Hull
   Prof. Jeongoh Kim, Yonsei University
5:30-7:30pm Reception in Honor of the Consortium Participants
Sixth Floor Dining Room
8:00pm Shuttle to Holiday Inn Chevy Chase
Provided by Golden Touch Limousine

Friday, October 15, 2004

8:00am Shuttle pickup from Holiday Inn Chevy Chase
Provided by Golden Touch Limousine
8:30-9:15am Networking Breakfast
Mooers-Morella Ceremonial Courtroom (Room 603)
9:30-10:30am Semester Exchange and Summer Programs
Moderator: Prof. Peter Jaszi, WCL
   Dean Ian Holloway, University of Western Ontario
   Dir. Rudolph Ladan, Erasmus University
   Prof. Gul Okutan Nilsson, Istanbul Bilgi University
   Dr. Tom Zwart, Utrecht University
   Prof. Bryan Bachner, City University of Hong Kong
10:30-11:00am Break and Study Abroad Information Opportunity

Collaborative Teaching Methods and Joint Research Activities
Moderator: Associate Dean Mark Niles, WCL

Incorporating Gender in Legal Education
Prof. Ann Shalleck, WCL

Human Rights Legal Education Partnerships
Prof. Marcela Castro, Universidad de los Andes
Vice Dean Miguel Rábago Dorbecker, Universidad Iberoamericana
Prof. Claudia Martin, WCL
Prof. Diego Rodriguez-Pinz�n, WCL
Prof. Leo Zwaak, Utrecht University

12:30-2:00pm Thematic Roundtables Luncheon
Sixth Floor Dining Room
2:00-3:30pm Clinical Legal Education in a Global Context
Mooers-Morella Ceremonial Courtroom (Room 603)
Speaker: Prof. Richard Wilson, WCL
3:30-4:00pm Closing Remarks
4:30pm Shuttle to Holiday Inn Chevy Chase
Provided by Golden Touch Limousine