Whittier Law School to Host Assessment Conference for ABA Accredited Law Schools

Whittier-Law-School-Assessment-Conference-2015Saturday, November 14, 2015

Assessment in law schools is relatively new, and very little information currently exists on how law schools should conduct assessment. What do the terms mean? How do you set up an assessment program? How do you conduct assessment in the classroom? How do you create a culture of assessment at an institution and among the faculty? The purpose of this conference is to provide guidance on all of these questions and to offer a manageable approach to create a sustainable and successful assessment program.

Keynote Speaker

Barry Currier
Managing Director, Accreditation and Legal Education
ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Speakers and Panelists

Andrea A. Curcio
Professor of Law and Co-Director Externship Program
Georgia State University College of Law

Judith Daar
Professor of Law
Whittier Law School

Susan Duncan
Dean and Professor of Law
University of Louisville
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Barbara Glesner Fines
Executive Associate Dean for Faculty and Academics
Rubey M. Hulen Professor of Law
University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law

Andrea Susnir Funk
Associate Dean for Lawyering Skills and Institutional Assessment
Professor of Lawyering Skills
Whittier Law School

Cassandra L. Hill
Associate Dean and Director of Legal Writing
Texas Southern University
Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Maryann Jones
Dean Emerita, Western State College of Law
Educational Consultant

Susan Keller
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
Western State College of Law

Patricia Leary
Distinguished Teaching Professor of Law
Whittier Law School

Kelley M. Mauerman
Assistant Director of Lawyering Skills and Institutional Assessment
Professor of Lawyering Skills
Whittier Law School

Michael Hunter Schwartz
Dean and Professor of Law
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
William H. Bowen School of Law

Sandra Simpson
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing
Gonzaga University School of Law

David Thomson
Professor of Practice and John C. Dwan Chair in Online Learning
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Victoria VanZandt
Professor of Lawyering Skills
Coordinator of the Legal Profession Program
University of Dayton School of Law

Judith Wegner
Burton Craige Professor of Law
University of North Carolina School of Law

Whittier Law School to Host Assessment Conference for ABA Accredited Law Schools

The Environmental Law Movement in China

China air pollutionNovember 18, 2015 5:00pm-7:00pm

Activists/Documentarians/Scholars will speak on the topic of the environmental law movement in China.

Gary Marcuse is the producer of the documentary Waking the Green Tiger, which follows the campaign to stop a huge dam project on the Yangtzhe River.

Shi Lihong is an activist/journalist who was also involved in Waking the Green Tiger, as well as other environmental documentaries.

Liu Jianqiang is the Beijing editor of Beijing Dialogue, a website devoted to environmental issues in China.

Location: Room 1

Info/Contact: Professor Jennifer Mertus, 714-444-4141 ext. 243

Image Sourcing: Global Panorama by CC BY-SA 2.0

The Environmental Law Movement in China

Student Social for Incoming Students

July 26, 2015 2:00pm-4:00pm

Welcome incoming students!

The current students would like to get to know you, and they’re throwing a casual, last-minute get-together hosted by the Student Bar Association. You can get acquainted with current students and faculty and ask any questions you may have. Light refreshments will Student Socialbe served. We look forward to seeing you!

Location: The Quad

Info/Contact: RSVP to Eljay Higley, ehigley@poets.whittier.edu

Student Social for Incoming Students