McGeorge School of Law

McGeorge Helps Train Russian Law Professors

August 1, 2016

Bricker at Georgetown conference

Professors Cary Bricker and Jay Leach wearing the headphones used to translate from English to Russian and Russian to English during presentations.

Professors Jay Leach, Cary Bricker and Adrienne Brungess attended Georgetown Law School’s conference "Igniting Innovations in Legal Education" in Washington, D.C. from July 6 to July 9, 2016.

The conference was a continuation of a two-year collaboration between four United States Law Schools (McGeorge, Georgetown, Denver University and Emory) and four Russian law schools (Russian Foreign Trade Academy, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Moscow State University and Ural State Law Academy) to advance the use of interactive/experiential/simulation-based teaching in doctrinal and skills law school classes.

Professors Leach and Bricker demonstrated the use of skills-re-enforcing drills and served as “students” in a mock mediation presentation representing the Government of Uganda and Joseph Kony, respectively. Professor Brungess described her collaborative course plan where she pairs her Global Lawyering legal writing class with Professor Dajani’s Contracts class in the area of international contract disputes under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

On the last day of the conference, the partner schools met individually to discuss likely areas of future collaboration here and in Russia.