Part 2: What are the implications of changes in the legal profession for law schools and legal education?

Speakers

Carle

Susan Carle is a professor of law and the Pauline Moore Ruyle Scholar at American University Washington College of Law, where she teaches and writes about civil rights legal history, constitutional law, employment discrimination, labor and employment law, legal ethics, and the history and sociology of the legal profession. She has published widely on conceptions of public-interest lawyering, and has received awards for her scholarship from the Association of American Law Schools, the Equal Justice Library and the Organization of American Historians. Carle attended Yale Law School, where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. After graduation she clerked in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and worked as an appellate attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and at the leading union-side labor and employment law firm Bredhoff & Kaiser.

Johnson

Kevin R. Johnson is Dean, Professor of Law and Chicana/o Studies, and the Mabie-Apallas Public Interest Law Chair at the University of California at Davis School of Law, where he has taught since 1989. His courses have included immigration law, civil procedure, complex litigation, Latinos and Latinas and the law, and Critical Race Theory. In 1993, he received the law school’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Johnson has published extensively on immigration law and civil rights. His latest book, IMMIGRATION LAW AND THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER, received Latino Literacy Now’s International Latino Book Award as Best Reference Book. Johnson blogs at ImmigrationProf and is a regular contributor on immigration on SCOTUSblog. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review, Johnson clerked in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked at the international law firm Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe.

Schwartz

Michael Hunter Schwartz is dean and professor of law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law. Schwartz, a national leader in legal education reform, has authored 10 books, seven law review papers, three book chapters and eight shorter works on the subject. Schwartz’s books include WHAT THE BEST LAW TEACHERS DO (Harvard University Press, 2013) and a contracts casebook, the first book in an innovative casebook series he designed and edits. Schwartz has made more than 200 presentations on teaching, including plenary and keynote speeches at national and international conferences, presentations as part of two conferences based on one of his books (at UCLA and Northwestern), and training programs at more than 50 U.S. law schools and for law professors from Chile, Germany, Iran, the Republic of Georgia, Taiwan and Turkey. In January 2015, Schwartz was named the 11th Most Influential Person in Legal Education.

Commentators

Ewing

Charles Patrick Ewing, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Advocacy Institute, has taught criminal law, evidence, torts, juvenile law, forensic science, and psychology, psychiatry and the law. An attorney and psychologist, Ewing received his Ph.D. from Cornell University and his law degree with honors from Harvard Law School. He completed an internship in clinical psychology as part of his doctoral program and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. Before joining SUNY Buffalo Law School, he taught psychology at Mansfield University and legal studies at Brandeis University.

Miller

Teresa A. Miller isUB’s first Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and a Professor of Law. Before joining the provost’s office in March 2014, Miller enjoyed a distinguished career as a professor specializing in immigration law, criminal procedure, and prisoner law. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986, her Master of Laws from the University of Wisconsin at Madison as a William H. Hastie Fellow in 1989, and her Bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1983 as an Angier B. Duke Scholar.

Wallace

Monica Piga Wallace ’94, lecturer in Law, Legal Analysis, Writing and Research, teaches Advanced Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research at SUNY Buffalo Law School. Before joining SUNY Buffalo Law School, she served as a confidential law clerk to Hon. Richard J. Arcara, United States District Court Judge for the Western District of New York, and as a law clerk to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Her expertise includes legal writing and analysis, legal research, federal litigation, civil procedure, criminal procedure, and federal sentencing issues.