I am speaking on a couple of panels at the upcoming AALS (Associaton of American Law Schools) meeting in Washington, DC. The more provocative of the two is the “AALS President’s Program – Implementing Innovation in Law Schools,” which will be presented at 10:30 am on Saturday January 3 2015.
The program description is this:
“As law schools seek to compete in a changing and challenging global market for legal education, many are striking out in new directions with innovative programs and ideas. The process of innovation in legal education is not unlike that of other businesses and organizations. That process must include the right incentives and culture for forming new ideas, as well as a process for vetting them, prioritizing them, implementing them, and assessing their effectiveness. This session addresses the innovation process and probes how to both spur innovative ideas and then to also move efficiently to implement the ones that seem right for the institution. The session’s speakers bring a wide range of experience with innovation at diverse institutions.”
The speakers are
- Martin Katz (Dean of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law),
- Kellye Testy (Dean of the University of Washington School of Law and expected to be elected to the position of AALS President-elect),
- Paul Lippe (former Synopsys GC and founder and CEO of Legal OnRamp), and
Dan Rodriguez (Dean of Northwestern University School of Law and AALS President), will moderate.
I don’t know precisely what we’ll say, but I know that Paul, for one, will come prepared to challenge the academics.
Twitter links: @SturmCOL, @UWSchoolofLaw, @PaulLippe, @DeanDBRodriguez, @profmadison