William Mitchell Hosts: Training Lawyers for Deals and Disputes: The Future of Advocacy, March 27
Mitchell Meetings: Shaping the future of legal education
Training Lawyers for Deals and Disputes: The Future of Advocacy
Friday, March 27, 2009 1–6:30 p.m.
Conference: 1–4:30 pm (registration opens at 12:30 pm), Conservatory. Professors Roger Haydock and John Sonsteng Reception: 4:30–6:30 pm, Auditorium
William Mitchell College of Law; 875 Summit Ave.; St. Paul, MN
CLE credits applied for.
The conference and reception are free of charge.
Join leading practitioners and scholars as they explore the changes in the practice of law and the role of lawyers. Learn about a new model of “conflict resolution advocacy,” examine advocacy in practice, and discuss the future of advocacy education.
Following the conference, join us for a reception honoring William Mitchell Professors Roger S. Haydock and John O. Sonsteng for their innovative contributions to practical legal education. A short program will feature emcee Professor Peter Knapp, remarks from President and Dean Eric S. Janus and Professor Doug Heidenreich, a video retrospective, and special appearances by Haydock and Sonsteng.
Julie Macfarlane is a professor of law at the University of Windsor in Canada and author of The New Lawyer: How Settlement is Transforming the Practice of Law . She teaches courses in Alternate Dispute Resolution and The Lawyer as Conflict Specialist and Problem Resolver while serving as a mediator and dispute resolution consultant to a variety of Canadian organizations and government agencies. She has published several other books on the topics of conflict resolution and mediation.
Laurence M. Rose is the president and chief executive officer of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and a former law professor at University of Miami School of Law. He received the Richard S. Jacobson Award for Excellence in Teaching Trial Advocacy. He has taught more than 300 trial advocacy programs throughout the world and is the author of more than 100 books, articles, and other legal publications.
Professor Roger S. Haydock, co-founder and former director of William Mitchell’s nationally ranked clinical program, has taught Advocacy, Advanced Advocacy, and the Civil Advocacy Clinic at William Mitchell since 1970. Prior to teaching, he was chief counsel at the Legal Assistance of Ramsey County. He was the first director of the Minnesota Advocacy Institute. He is the author or co-author of dozens of books, treatises, videos, and manuals on dispute resolution, trial advocacy, pretrial litigation, and negotiation. His has served as executive director of the Institute for Advanced Dispute Resolution; a fellow at Center for International Legal Studies in Vienna, Austria; a master of the Warren E. Burger Inns of Court; inaugural chair of the 2005 National Arbitration Competition; and president of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters. (w/photo)
Professor John O. Sonsteng co-created William Mitchell’s hands-on Business Practice and General Practice Legal Practicum courses and has taught Advanced Advocacy, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure during his 30 years at William Mitchell. He was a Fulbright Lecturer in Aberdeen, Scotland. Before joining the Mitchell faculty, he worked as a Dakota County and Hennepin County attorney. He is a faculty member and regional director of The National Institute for Trial Advocacy and received the 2007 Honorable Prentice H. Marshall Faculty Award for his innovative contributions to NITA educational programs. He has authored or co-authored dozens of books, articles, videos, manuals on trial advocacy. His latest book, A Legal Education Renaissance: A Practical Approach for the Twenty-First Century , proposes a 17-year plan for revamping how U.S. law schools prepare students for practice.
For registration and more info, see http://tinyurl.com/c9rb3e