McGeorge at AALS, Part Part II: Faculty and Staff as Panelists
January 22, 2018
Hether C. Macfarlane, Michael P. Malloy, Michael H. Schwartz, Jennifer Carr, Tracy
L. Simmons, Melissa C. Brown, and Rebekah Grodsky.
McGeorge faculty and staff were everywhere at the 2018 AALS meeting, including at
the podium as speakers or moderators.
Hether C. Macfarlane, Professor of Lawyering Skills
- (Speaker) SECTION ON GRADUATE PROGRAMS FOR NON-U.S. LAWYERS, CO-SPONSORED BY INTERNATIONAL
LEGAL EXCHANGE AND NORTH AMERICAN COOPERATION: Focus on the Facts: Teaching Civil-Law
Trained Lawyers to Work with Facts in U.S. Legal Writing. This The panel discussed
what those who teach first-year JD students do to help their international law students
develop the skill of writing fact-based U.S. legal analysis, including pre-writing
to identify how U.S. lawyers use facts in legal writing; planning to identify, select,
and organize arguments and counterarguments, and to choose the most relevant facts;
writing fact-based analysis effectively; and editing to strengthen the analysis, add
or revise factual descriptions, and look for errors.
Michael P. Malloy, Distinguished Professor of Law
- (Commentator) SECTION ON SECURITIES REGULATION: Emerging Voices in Securities Regulation
Works-in-Progress. Relying on his background as a former SEC Special Counsel for Enforcement
and Disclosure Policy, Professor Malloy offered extensive comments on works in progress
with respect to transnational cases, and he urged that academic scholars expand empirical
research to enhance the analysis of trends in SEC enforcement policy and techniques
- (Moderator and Presenter) CURRENT STATE OF PLAY IN FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION.
Malloy identified seven "horrible moments" in the 21st Century financial services
sector, including the "stall-out of effective banking supervision under the current
administration." He argued that a new financial disaster may have "the salutary effect
of restoring purpose and drive to bank regulatory policy, but at a considerable cost
to the economy."
Michael H. Schwartz, Dean and Professor of Law
- (Moderator) SECTION FOR THE LAW SCHOOL DEAN: Crisis Communication: You Need a Plan.
- (Speaker) PLENARY SESSION: Dean's Panel
- (Speaker) EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND ONLINE STUDENT INTERACTIONS
- (Facilitator) Community Across Difference: The Changing of Nature of the Student Body
- (Speaker) THE CHANGING LEGAL PROFESSION AND THE CHALLENGE FOR THE ACADEMY: A DEANS'
Tracy L. Simmons, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid (Moderator); Melissa C. Brown, Director of Clinical Services (Speaker); and Jennifer Carr, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs (Speaker)
- SECTION ON PART-TIME DIVISION PROGRAMS, CO-SPONSORED BY PRE-LEGAL EDUCATION & ADMISSION
TO LAW SCHOOL: Experiential Learning - ABA Standards 303 and 304: How to Effectively
Offer Clinical Education to Part Time/Evening Students.
Rebekah Grodsky, Director of Student Affairs
- (Moderator) STUDENT SERVICES, Orientation Toolkit. This panel discussed interesting,
innovative, and unique things that schools are incorporating into Orientation relating
to topics such as community building, teamwork, professionalism, diversity and inclusion,
wellness and mental health, and assessment.
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