Denver to Host Conference on Assessment Next Fall

I am pleased to announce that the University of Denver will be hosting a conference in September focused on Assessment in Legal Education.  Here is the opening paragraph for the request for proposals.  Check out the RFP and Conference program at:

 The University of Denver, Sturm College of Law requests proposals to participate in a working conference on assessment in legal education.  This conference is intended to respond to the calls for better methods of assessment made in the Carnegie Report, Sullivan, et al., EDUCATING LAWYERS:  PREPARATION FOR THE PROFESSION OF LAW (2007) and affirmed in Stuckey et al., BEST PRACTICES FOR LEGAL EDUCATION (2007).  It also seeks to help those who have begun to engage in institutional assessment and to help illuminate the intersection of curricular reform with assessment methodologies.

Our principal goal is to help participants develop and/or expand law school assessment projects anywhere along the spectrum from assessment of student work to program and institutional assessment efforts.  Consequently, while participants in the conference will gain a sense of what law schools and individual professors are already doing in terms of improving assessment, participants? primary benefit will be the opportunity to develop their own assessment innovations or refinements as they share and explore those ideas in facilitated groups.  Conference participants will be discussing and drafting assessment-related documents in workshops.  They will be able to return to their home institutions with their own, and others?, assessment tools which they can use in their classes and share with their colleagues and Deans.

Please write to me or Mike Schwartz (co-chair of the conference) if you have questions about the conference or the request for proposals.

Thank you,

 David I. C. Thomson

LP Professor and Director

Lawyering Process Program

Sturm College of Law

University of Denver

2255 East Evans Avenue

Denver, Colorado 80208

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