12 March 2013

CONFERENCE: Multilingual Legal Education



MULTILINGUAL LEGAL EDUCATION:
THEORY & PEDAGOGY
General Registration – No Charge, but required
To register, go to www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration. For further information, contact
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education, 202.274.4075 or secle@wcl.american.edu

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 ~ 9AM-5PM
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. ~ Room 603

This conference will bring together law school faculty, staff, and language specialists to discuss
how best to prepare U.S. law students for the multilingual practice of law. The one-day gathering
will involve panel discussions and working groups. Specific topics for discussion include:

  • Best practices for non-English-language instruction, including language-for-lawyers courses, hybrid courses, experiential learning opportunities, and summer and overseas programs.
  • Models for promoting this instruction more systematically within law schools, through comprehensive programs and the development of teaching materials.
  • Pedagogical objectives that underlie instruction in other languages.
  • The forces – both within and outside of the academy – that are driving efforts to integrate non-English-language instruction into law school curricula.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Raquel Aldana, Professor of Law & Director of the Inter-American Program, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • Hon. Veronica Alicea-Galvan, Des Moines, Washington Municipal Court Judge
  • José Gabilondo, Associate Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law
  • Werner Hein, Senior Counsel, Mayer Brown LLP
  • José R. (“Beto”) Juárez, Jr., Professor of Law and Director of Lawyering in Spanish Program, Sturm College of Law, Denver University
  • Theresa Kaiser, Director, Study Abroad & International Exchange, American University Washington College of Law
  • Victoria Ortiz, former Dean of Students, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Jayesh Rathod, Associate Professor of Law & Director, Immigrant Justice Clinic, American University Washington College of Law
  • Macarena Saez, Fellow, International Legal Studies Program, American University Washington College of Law
  • Catherine Schenker, Associate Director, International Legal Studies Program, American University Washington College of Law

Additional speakers to be confirmed

General Registration – No Charge, but required
To register, go to www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration. For further information, contact
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education, 202.274.4075 or secle@wcl.american.edu

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