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Lawyers as Conservators - Schedule of Events

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Thursday, September 8, 2011
Time Event / Panel
2:45 p.m.
Shuttle from Hotel to Law College
3:00 p.m. Symposium Welcome
Joan W. Howarth, Dean, Michigan State University College of Law
Amanda Frank, Editor-In-Chief, Michigan State Law Review
Daniel D. Barnhizer, Professor, Michigan State University College of Law
David Barnhizer, Professor Emeritus, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
3:15 p.m. Panel No. 1 - What’s All The Fuss About?
Moderator: Barbara O’Brien, Associate Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law
  Steven R. Smith, Dean and Professor of Law, California Western School of Law, “Back to the Future: Reducing the Nonessentials”
  Jack A. Guttenberg, Professor of Law, Capital University Law School, “Practicing Law in the 21st Century in a 20th (19th) Century Straight Jacket: Something Has to Give”
  Gordon Turriff, Q.C., Senior Counsel, Stikeman Elliott LLP, “The Importance of Being Earnestly Independent”
  Daniel D. Barnhizer, Professor of Law and Bradford Stone Faculty Scholar, Michigan State University College of Law, “Cultural Narratives of the Legal Profession”
5:00 p.m. Shuttle from Law College to Dinner
5:30 p.m. Dinner and Welcome Address
  The Honorable David W. McKeague, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Friday, September 9, 2011
Time Event / Panel
7:45 a.m.
Shuttle from Hotel to Law College
8:00 a.m.
Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Panel 2 - Educating Lawyers to Face 21st Century Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator: Philip A. Pucillo, Visiting Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law
Joan W. Howarth, Dean, Michigan State University College of Law
Blake Morant, Dean, Wake Forest University School of Law
Peter T. Hoffman, Professor of Law and Director of Legal Skills, Elon University School of Law, “Skills Training: Are We Teaching Theory or Plumbing?”
Avrom Sherr, Woolf Professor of Legal Education and Director Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, “Regulation of Education: How the 'English' Jurisdiction is Facing the Future”
10:15 a.m.
Coffee Break
10:30 a.m.
Panel 3 - Regulation, Lawyers & The Rule of Law
Moderator: Catherine M. Grosso, Associate Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law
Russell Pearce, Professor of Law and Edward & Marilyn Bellet Chair in Legal Ethics, Morality, and Religion, Fordham University School of Law, “Relational Self-Interest and Regulation at the Firm Level”
Benjamin H. Barton, Director of Clinical Programs and Professor of Law, University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Law, “The Lawyer-Judge Bias in Regulation of the Legal Profession”
Aviva Abramovsky, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Special Projects, Syracuse University College of Law, “Regulating the Judicial Politician: A Brave New World in the Wake of Citizens United
Alan C. Weinstein, Associate Professor and Director, JD/MPA, JD/MUPDD and Law & Public Policy Programs, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, “What Does Regulatory Theory Suggest about Regulation of the Legal Profession?”
12:15 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote Address
Thomas D. Morgan, Oppenheim Professor of Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law, George Washington University School of Law
2:00 p.m.
Panel 4 - Developments, Perspectives, and Proposals in Regulation of the Legal Profession
Moderator: Kevin W. Saunders, Professor of Law & The Charles Clarke Chair in Constitutional Law, Michigan State University College of Law
Laurel S. Terry, Harvey A. Feldman Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, “Infrastructure, the Rule of Law, and the Need for a Global Lawyer Regulatory Umbrella Organization”
Paul D. Paton, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, “The ABCs of ABS: Core Values, Alternative Business Structures and New Directions for the Delivery of Legal Services”
Izabela Krasnicka, Lecturer and Dean’s Representative for International Relations, University of Bialystok Faculty of Law, “Polish Perspectives on American Legal Education”
Michael J. Churgin, Raybourne Thompson Centennial Professor, University of Texas School of Law, “New Developments in United States Bar Admission and Regulation”
3:45 p.m.
Coffee Break
4:00 p.m.
Panel 5 - Moving Forward: Solutions and Admonitions
Moderator: Daniel Martin Katz, Assistant Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law
John Flood, Professor of Law and Sociology, University of Westminster, “The Aftermath of the Legal Services Act 2007: Changes, Challenges and Global Repercussions”
Renee Newman Knake, Associate Professor of Law & Co-Director of the Kelley Institute of Ethics and the Legal Profession, Michigan State University College of Law, “Democratizing the Delivery of Legal Services: On the First Amendment Rights of Corporations and Individuals”
David Barnhizer, Professor Emeritus, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, “Realistic Evaluation of Legal Disputes and Transactions for Strategic Purposes: The Growing Conflict between Client and Lawyer Interests”
5:30 p.m.
Shuttle from Law College to Hotel
7:00 p.m.
Dinner

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