Reimagining Advocacy Tentative Conference Schedule

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Gen Z, Social Justice, and the Future of Advocacy
Dr. Corey Seemiller

1:25 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Reimagining Advocacy Education
Panelists will give their views on the future of advocacy education in law school, including in the classroom and regarding social justice. After the panel presentation, participants will divide into groups for further discussion.

2:25 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. 

Discussion Group: Reimagining Advocacy Education

3:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Concurrent Session: Open Ended Interviewing Training
Dr. Elizabeth Britt
This session introduces the purpose and process of open-ended interviewing, an interviewing approach that can improve the lawyer’s ability to elicit a witness or client story.

3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Concurrent Session: Reimagining Co-Curricular Advocacy Experiences
Panelists will give their views on the future of advocacy in the law school co-curriculum in context like competition teams, intramural experiences, advocacy projects and initiatives, and student organizations. After the panel presentation, participants will divide into groups for further discussion.

4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Discussion Group: Reimagining Co-Curricular Advocacy Experiences

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Dinner and Speaker
The Future of Advocacy in the Clinic: Working for Veterans
Professor Stacey Rae Simcox

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Breakfast

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Participant Panels and Discussion Groups

10:40 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

Concurrent Participant Panels and Discussion Groups

12:10 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Reimagining Advocacy: The Case Study
Dr. Elizabeth Britt

1:20 p.m. -2:10 p.m.

Panel: Reimagining Advocacy in the Field Experience
This panel will give their views on the future of advocacy in the field experience in contexts like clinical education, pro bono projects, and experiential education, broadly defined. After the panel presentation, participants will divide into groups for further discussion.

2:15 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. 

Discussion Group: Reimagining Advocacy in the Field Experience

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Panel: Reimagining Advocacy from the Judges’ Perspective
A panel of judges will share with the audience their views on the future of advocacy followed by a Q and A.

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