Panels and Presenters

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2 or 4 p.m. (choose one)
Small-Group Walking Tours of Verona, led by student volunteers from the University of Verona Faculty of Law and by Conference Co-Chair Professor David Austin of the California Western School of Law. Tours will depart from in front of the Best Western Firenze Hotel, Corso Porta Nuova, 88, 37122 Verona, Italy. The first tour will give you some free time on your own before the reception. The second tour will bring you directly to the reception.


6 – 8 p.m.
Welcome reception for registered conference participants at Caffè Ristorante Vittorio Emanule, Piazza Brà, Verona. This restaurant is directly across from the Roman arena in the center of Verona. The spectacular view of the Roman arena (Built in the 1st Century) and the beautiful Piazza Brà is a fitting start to the ninth Global Legal Skills Conference.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

8:30 a.m.
Registration Opens at the University of Verona Faculty of Law


9:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Opening Plenary [Aula Magna]

  • Prof. Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School–Chicago (Illinois, USA)
  • Prof. Stefano Troiano, University of Verona Faculty of Law (Verona, Italy)
  • Prof. Maria Caterina Baruffi, Vice Director, Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche [Department of Juridical Science], University of Verona Faculty of Law (Verona, Italy)
  • Mr. Leonard Amari, President, Board of Trustees, The John Marshall Law School–Chicago (Illinois, USA)
  • Avv. Anna Bulgarelli, Ordine degli Avvocati di Verona [Verona Bar Association] (Verona, Italy)
  • Prof. Kimberly Holst, Chair-Elect, Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law (Arizona, USA)
  • Prof. William B.T. Mock, Jr., Secretary, American Bar Association Section of International Law
  • Mtro. Gerardo Puertas Gómez, Presidente del Consejo, Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Prof. David W. Austin, California Western School of Law (San Diego, USA)

GLS Parade of Nations, Announce By . . . 

  • Prof. Lurene Contento, The John Marshall Law School-Chicago (Illinois, USA)
  • Prof. Paolo Butturini, University of Verona (Verona, Italy)

Introduction of participants from the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Republic of Georgia
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Networking Break


11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Session 1

[1A] Teaching and Learning from Today’s Teachers and Tomorrow’s Lawyers: Lessons from Around the Globe, Prof. Craig T. Smith, University of North Carolina School of Law (North Carolina, USA), Prof. Jo Ellen D. Lewis, Washington University School of Law (Missouri, USA), Prof. Deborah B. McGregor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (Indiana, USA)


[1B] Pre-Summer LL.M. Programs: Three Approaches, Prof. Stephanie Schantz Haddad, L’Institut des Etudes Politiques, University of Paris II (Paris, France)

[1B] ESL and LL.M. Programs for International Students: Curriculum, Programming, and Management, Adi Altshuler, Director of International Programs, Northwestern University School of Law (Illinois, USA)

[1B] Teaching English Through Teaching Law: American Legal Education in Crisis, Judith A. Rosenbaum, Director of Communications Initiatives and Clinical Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law (Illinois, USA)


[1C] Developing the Medico-Legal Writing Skills of Medical Professionals, Prof. Bistra Dudeva, Medical University (Б. Дудева, Медицински университет София) (Sofia, Bulgaria)

[1C] A Global Interdisciplinary Public Health Clinic: Collaboration with Law Schools, Dr. Roger D. Lewis, Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice (Missouri, USA)


[1D] Fulbright Senior Specialist Opportunities for Legal Writing Professionals, Prof. Katerina Lewinbuk, South Texas College of Law (Texas, USA)

[1D] Teaching Law Students to Internalize Negotiation Skills, Larry L. Teply, Creighton University School of Law (Nebraska, USA)


[1E] Critiquing International LL.M. Writing, Prof. Tami K. Lefko, Vanderbilt Law School (Tennessee, USA), and Prof. Susan Wawrose, University of Dayton School of Law (Ohio, USA)

[1E] Effective Communication for Global Legal and Corporate Practice, Prof. Kevin J. Fandl, Fox School of Business, Temple University (Pennsylvania, USA)


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Session 2

[2A] Of Universal Appeal: Infusing Pathos Into Your Pedagogy, Prof. Maggie O. Tsavaris, Savannah Law School (Georgia, USA)

[2A] A Picture Tells a Thousand Words, Marcia Levy, Associate Dean, Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University (New York, USA)


[2B] Client Interviewing in Diverse Contexts: Global Implications, Prof. Jane Ching, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham, England, United Kingdom), Mr. Matthew Homewood, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham, England, United Kingdom), Ms. Hilary Twycross, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham, England, United Kingdom), Ms. Jane Jarman, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham, England, United Kingdom)


[2C] Legal Education Reform: How the ABA and State Bars are Shaping Skills Education in the United States, Prof. Lindsey Sturges Saffouri, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (California, USA)

[2C] The Role of Quality Assurance in Legal Education in the Republic of Georgia, Prof. Ekaterine Bakaradze, International Black Sea University (Tblisi, Georgia)

[2C] Experiential Curricular Reform for Third-Year Law Students, Prof. James E. Molinterno, Washington and Lee University School of Law (Virginia, USA)


[2D] Do We Really Need a Revolution in Legal Skills Education?, Prof. Rachel Croskery-Roberts, University of California at Irvine School of Law (California, USA), Prof. Trilby Robinson-Dorn, University of California at Irvine School of Law (California, USA), Prof. Ezra Ross, University of California at Irvine School of Law (California, USA), and Prof. Henry Weinstein, University of California at Irvine School of Law (California, USA)


[2E] Equal Opportunities and Legal Education: A Mainstreaming Perspective, Prof. Elisabetta Catelani, University of Pisa Department of Law (Pisa, Italy), Elettra Stradella, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Pisa Department of Law, and Affiliate Researcher at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy)


1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Lunch (Law School Courtyard)


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Session 3

[3A] Identifying and Enhancing Reading Comprehension Skills in the Twitter Generation of Law Students and Lawyers, Prof. Heidi K. Brown, New York Law School (New York, USA), and Prof. Jodi S. Balsam, New York Law School (New York, USA)

[3A] Issues in Global Cyberlaw: Recent Doctrinal Developments and Ideas for Teaching Skills, Prof. Lisa McElroy, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA), and Lyrissa Lidsky, Associate Dean for International Programs, University of Florida Levin College of Law (Florida, USA)


[3B] Teaching International Law Legal Research, Prof. Anthony S. Winer, William Mitchell College of Law (Minnesota, USA)

[3B] Teaching the Basics of U.S. Legal Analysis and Research in Eight Easy Workshops, Prof. Mireille O. Butler, Pepperdine University School of Law (California, USA)

[3B] How to Teach an Online Course on Finding U.S. Law Online, Quickly, and For Free, Marc Lampson (San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science; former faculty member at Seattle University School of Law and the University of Washington School of Law; former lecturer at University of Washington Information School)


[3C] Developing Language Accuracy with ESP (Legal English) Courses Taught in Non-Native Speaking Environments, Prof. Natalia Shatalova, Associate Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia), and Prof. Bayrta Arinova, Senior Lecturer, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia)

[3C] Developing Practice Skills in Ordinary Classes, Prof. Herbert Lazerow, Director of the Institute on International and Comparative Law, University of San Diego School of Law (California, USA), and Prof. Lester B. Snyder, University of San Diego School of Law (California, USA)


[3D] Preparing Law Students for Global Legal Practice by Recognizing Uncertainty and Developing a Reflective Practice in the Face of Uncertainty, Prof. Diane Labrèche, Faculté de Droit, Université de Montréal (Canada), and Prof. Emily Zimmerman, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA)


[3E] Cross-Border Clinics: A Feasibility Study for the European Union, Prof. David Koelsch, Immigration Law Clinic, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (Michigan, USA)

[3E] Developing Global Legal Skills by Writing Amicus Briefs to Regional Courts, Prof. Christine M. Venter, Notre Dame Law School (Indiana, USA)


[3F] International Law Professors’ Roundtable, Prof. Cindy Galway Buys, Southern Illinois University School of Law (Illinois, USA) (Chair, Association of American Law Schools Section on International Law); Prof. Donna Greschner, University of Victoria Faculty of Law (British Columbia, Canada); and Prof. William B.T. Mock, Jr., The John Marshall Law School—Chicago (Illinois, USA) (Chair-Elect, American Bar Association Section of International Law)


4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Session 4

[4A] A Multicultural Perspective on Plagiarism: Teaching About an Age-Old Problem in the New Age of the Global Student, Prof. Kathryn L. Mercer, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Ohio, USA); Prof. Jonathan Gordon, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Ohio, USA); and Dean Clifford Zimmerman, Northwestern University School of Law (Illinois, USA)

[4A] Plagiarism in Russia, Prof. Elena Sapozhnikova-Trosclair, Urals State Law Academy (Yekaterinburg, Russia)


[4B] Institutionalizing Practical Lawyering Skills in a Continuing Legal Education Program, Mr. Terence Blackburn, Country Director, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA-ROLI) Egypt; Former Country Director ABA-ROLI Morocco; Former Legal Education Advisor, Amman, Jordan; Founding Dean KIMEP University School of Law, Kazakhstan; and Former Dean, Michigan State University College of Law (Cairo, Egypt)

[4B] Reshaping Experiential Education: Global Externships Powered by Distance Learning, Prof. Ann L. Nowak, Touro Law Center (New York, USA)


[4C] Comparative Legislation, Statutory Drafting, and Statutory Interpretation, Prof. J. Lyn Entrikin, University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law (Arkansas, USA), and Prof. Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University (New York, USA)


[4D] How Flipping the Classroom Benefits International LL.M. Students, Prof. Gabrielle Goodwin, Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Indiana, USA)

[4D] How Flipping Can Help Keep Skills Training from Flopping, Prof. Bob Brain, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (California, USA), and Eugene Y. Kim (Univeristy of San Francisco School of Law)


[4E] Negotiating and Drafting Complex Contract Clauses, Cynthia Matson Adams, Clinical Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis (Indiana, USA)

[4E] Making Academics Explicit: An Integrated Skills and Doctrine Contracts Syllabus, David Nadvorney, Director, Academic Support Programs, City University of New York School of Law (New York, USA) and Prof. Deborah Zalesne, City University of New York School of Law (New York, USA)


[4F] Methodological Considerations Toward the Development of a Legal Language Skills Curriculum, Mr. Michael Laubscher, North-West University Faculty of Law, Potchefstroom (South Africa), and Dr. Louise Strydom, North-West University School of Languages, Potchefstroom (South Africa)


6 – 7 p.m.
Reception in the Courtyard of the University of Verona Faculty of Law (BYORD – Bring Your Own Rubber Duck)


Friday, May 23, 2014

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Session 5

[5A] Teaching Plain Language in Any Language, Prof. Jane Siegel, Thomas Cooley Law School (Michigan, USA), and Prof. Kara Zech-Thelen, Thomas M. Cooley Law School (Michigan, USA)


[5B] Outside the Study Abroad Box: Constructing the Critical Global Classroom, Sumi Cho, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago (Illinois, USA), and and Terry Smith, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago (Illinois, USA)

[5B] Dialing Down the Voltage on Culture Shock: Preparing Foreign Students for an American LL.M. Program, Prof. Brenda L. Tofte, Qatar University College of Law (Doha, Qatar) and Prof. Christopher Evers, Qatar University College of Law (Doha, Qatar)


[5C] Needs of Legal English Users in Italy, Prof. Anila Scott-Monkhouse, Centro Linguistico, Universita di Parma (Parma, Italy), and Avv. Stefano Maffei, Universita di Parma (Parma, Italy)

[5C] Creating Study Guides for Skills Courses: How to Enhance In-Class Participation, Self Study, and Examination Preparation, Brandon Blackburn-Dwyer (Grasshopper Group, Inc. [an International Training and Consulting Firm], and International Affairs Commentator, China Radio International), and Catherine T. Dwyer (American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, and Michigan State University College of Law (retired)) (Cairo, Egypt)


[5D] New Models of Limited Liability Companies in the European Union, Prof. Paolo Butturini, University of Verona (Italy)

[5D] International Legal Frameworks to Prevent Financial Abuse of Elders, John F. Mounier, Jr., The Mounier Law Firm, San Francisco (California, USA)

[5D] The Proposed EU-US Free Trade Agreement (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership): Its Impact on U.S. and European Law and How it Will Affect the Teaching of International Law, Leslie Alan Glick (Partner at Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, Washington, D.C.) and Luigi Pavanello (Partner at Negri-Clemente, Toffoletto, Montironi & Soci, Verona, Italy)


10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Networking Break


11 a.m. – Noon
Session 6

[6A] Demystifying the American Law School Classroom for International LL.M. Students: Oral Reporting on Legal Research, Prof. Lynn B. Su, New York Law School (New York, USA)

[6A] Reading Cases Globally, Prof. E. Joan Blum, Boston College Law School, Newton (Massachusetts, USA)


[6B] Linguistic, Legal, and Cultural Challenges for Civil Lawyers in American Law Schools and Bar Examinations, Prof. Juli Campagna, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University (New York, USA), and Dr. Mary Campbell Gallagher (BarWrite and BarWrite Press, New York, USA)

[6B] Finding Their Voice By Speaking Their Language – Engaging ESL Students, Prof. Hillary Christina Bell, Qatar University College of Law (Doha, Qatar)


[6C] Teaching Students to Produce Scholarship, Prof. Lisa A. Farnsworth, Senior Lecturer and Director of Graduate Legal Studies, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington (Indiana, USA)

[6C] Integrating Transnational Legal Research and Academic Writing, Prof. Andrew Jensen Kerr, Peking University School of Transnational Law (Shenzhen, China)

[6C] Preparing to Teach Foreign Students, Prof. Trina Tinglum (University of Wisconsin Law School)


[6D] Laminated Learning on a Global Scale (Up), Prof. Rebecca Huxley-Binns, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham, England, United Kingdom), Prof. Paul Maharg, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham, England, United Kingdom) and The Australian National University (Canberra, Australia), Ms. Jo Ann Boylan-Kemp, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham, England, United Kingdom), and Ms. Pamela Henderson, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham, England, United Kingdom)


[6E] Teaching Legal Research and Writing to Students Sent by International Law Firms in Emerging Markets – A Case Study from Russia, Dean Marian Dent (Dean, Pericles Center for International Legal Education, Moscow, Russia), Karen Porter (Pericles Center for International Legal Education, Moscow, Russia), and Prof. Andrew Mendelssohn (Legal Skills Director, Pericles Center for International Legal Education, Moscow, Russia)


[6F] Questions and Answers for Italian Students on How to Be a Student in Another Country (Bilingual Program in Italian and English) Moderators: Avv. Nicola Romano, Castaldi Mourre & Partners (Milan, Italy) and Avv. Carlotta Preve, Lambertini & Associati, Vicenza (Italy)


12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Sessions 7 [5 rooms]

[7A] Get Your Students Talking: Emphasizing Speaking Skills in LWR Courses for Foreign Lawyers, Prof. Lurene Contento, The John Marshall Law School—Chicago (Illinois, USA)

[7A] Mastering Syntax: The Next Frontier in Legal English, Anne Enquist, Seattle University School of Law (Washington, USA)


[7B] Improving the Efficiency of Settlements in International Lawsuits, Prof. Mark K. Osbeck, University of Michigan Law School (Michigan, USA)

[7B] Transnational Law for the Aspiring Domestic Lawyer, Prof. Susan L. DeJarnatt, Temple University Beasley School of Law (Pennsylvania, USA)


[7C]  The EFLIT Participant Profile: Customizing the Course to the Needs of Legal English Users in Italy, Prof. Anila Scott-Monkhouse, Centro Linguistico, Universita di Parma (Parma, Italy), and Avv. Stefano Maffei, Universita di Parma (Parma, Italy)


[7D] Cool and Useful Foreign Law Legal Research ToolsTove Klovning (Washington University Law Library, St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

[7D] International and Foreign Legal Research, Anthony S. Winer, William Mitchell College of Law (Minnesota, USA)


1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Lunch


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Sessions 8 [4 rooms]

[8A] Reimagining the International Law Classroom: Models for Experiential Learning on a Shoestring, Katherine Fallah, Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney, and Ph.D. Candidate, Sydney Law School (Sydney, Australia)

[8A] Legal Linguistic Study in Clinical Legal Education Programs: Training Law Students in Communicative Competence in English as a Legal Language, Helen Callanan, Riga Graduate School of Law (Riga, Latvia)

[8A] “Interference” and the Legal Writing Needs of International Lawyers, John B. Thornton, Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago, Illinois, USA))


[8B] Post-Revolution Egypt E-Distance Learning for Practical Lawyering Skills, Gregg B. Brelsford, Legal Advisor, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (Cairo, Egypt)

[8B] Online-Learning That Is Integrated, Simulated, Professional, Personal, and Well?, Anneka Ferguson, Australian National University (Australia), and  Elizabeth Lee, Australian National University (Australia).


[8C] Key Considerations for Developing a Legal Skills Program: Starting from Scratch in Qatar, Prof. Conrad Sturm, Director of Legal Writing and Advocacy Skills Program, Qatar University College of Law (Doha, Qatar)

[8C] Judicial Reform in South Korea: The New Jury System, Prof. Rosa Kim, Suffolk University Law School, Boston (Massachusetts, USA)


[8D] Judicial Discretion in Civil-Law and Common-Law Practice, Prof. Stefano Troiano, University of Verona Faculty of Law (Verona, Italy), Prof. Marco Torsello, University of Verona Faculty of Law (Verona, Italy), Prof. Sammy M. Mansour, Michigan State University College of Law (Michigan, USA), and Prof. Daphne O’Regan, Michigan State University College of Law (Michigan, USA)


4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Sessions 9 [4 rooms]

[9A] Comparative Legal Method: Teaching Common Law Legal Method to Civil Law Students through Metaphor, Debate, and Problem-Solving, Prof. Charles R. Calleros, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (Arizona, USA)

[9A] Advancing Social Justice Through Skills Courses: Creating Projects That Matter, Prof. Theodore A. Myhre, Senior Lecturer, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle (Washington, USA)


[9B] Identifying and Developing the Necessary Skills for Global Legal Practice, Ms. Theresa Kaiser, Director of Global Opportunities, American University Washington College of Law, Washington (District of Columbia, USA)

[9B] Creating a Cohesive Curriculum for Graduate Students, Prof. Jessica Durkis-Stokes, University of New Hampshire School of Law (New Hampshire, USA)


[9C] Law, Logic, and Fallacies, Jay B. Streitz, Attorney and Editor (Wisconsin, USA)

[9C] The Six Stages of Learning Outcomes and Assessment: From Denial to Acceptance and Enthusiasm!, Prof. Leigh Scales, Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville (Florida, USA)


[9D] Teaching Human Rights and Legal English in Sardinia, Prof. David W. Austin, California Western School of Law, San Diego (California, USA), Prof. Ilenia Ruggiu, University of Cagliari Faculty of Law (Sardinia, Italy).

[9D] Teaching a Comparative Law Clinical Course in China: Lessons Learned from the “Rule of Law Promotion and Civil Society in China,” Prof. Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Researcher and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington (District of Columbia, USA)


5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Closing [Aula Magna]

  • Prof. Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School-Chicago (Illinois, USA)
  • Prof. Stefano Troiano, University of Verona Faculty of Law (Verona, Italy)
  • Prof. David W. Austin, Law and Love in the Veneto, California Western School of Law (California, USA)

Announcement of the 2014 GLS Award Winners

Individual Winners

  • Prof. Heidi Brown, New York Law School (New York, USA), nominated and recognized for her work with students to reduce extreme fear of public speaking and increase performance in classrooms, oral arguments, and client-centered legal skills activities.
  • Prof. Juli Campagna, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University (New York, USA) and Adjunct Professor of Law, Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey (Mexico), recognized for developing English Immersion Training Programs and for exceptional devotion to meeting the needs of international students around the world.
  • Dean Marion Dent, ANO Pericles, (Moscow, Russian Federation), recognized for her work in higher education in Russia and for her work to bring the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition to Russia.

Book Awards

  • Deborah B. McGregor and Cynthia M. Adams, The International Lawyer’s Guide to Legal Analysis and Communication in the United States (Wolters Kluwer 2008).
  • Anthony S. Winer, Mary Ann E. Archer, and Lyonette Louis-Jacques, International Law Legal Research (Carolina Academic Press 2013), a book designed to enrich international law courses by showing students how to research sources of international law, and to help law schools create stand-alone courses in international law legal research.

Institutional Winner

  • BarWrite and BarWrite Press, New York, USA (Dr. Mary Campbell Gallagher), for its early and thoughtful recognition of the special bar exam preparation needs needs of lawyers and law students from other countries

Saturday, May 24, 2014

All day
Optional Day Trip to Vicenza, Italy.  Departure at 8:30 a.m. and return to Verona by 10:30 p.m.

Speakers in Vicenza will include:

  • Avv. Everado Dal Masso (Vicenza, Italy) (Member of the City Council of Vicenza)
  • President of the Vicenza Bar Association
  • Avv. Nicola Romano, Castaldi Mourre & Partners (Milan, Italy)
  • Avv. Carlotta Preve, Lambertini & Associati (Vicenza, Italy)
  • Avv. Giovanni Aquaro, Lambertini & Associati (Vicenza, Italy)
  • Prof. David Austin, California Western School of Law (California, USA)