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Center for Transactional Law and Practice

2021 Conference Schedule

Time (EDT)
Event
10:00 to 10:15
Welcome Remarks by Sue Payne, 
William and Jane Carney Professor of Transactional Law and Practice
Executive Director, Center for Transactional Law and Practice
Emory University School of Law
10:15 to 11:15
Keynote Address
Emerging from the Crisis: The Future of Transactional Law and Skills Education
Three Brief Talks to Ignite Conversation
 Joan MacLeod Heminway
Rick Rose Distinguished Professor of Law
Interim Director, Institute for Professional Leadership
The University of Tennessee College of Law
Marcia Narine Weldon
Director, Transactional Skills Program
Faculty Coordinator, Business Compliance and Sustainability Concentration
Lecturer in Law
University of Miami School of Law
Robert J. Rhee
John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Professor of Law
University of Florida Levin College of Law
11:30 to 12:30

Panel 1

Lessons Learned from Launching a Transactional Skills Program from Scratch

  • Marcia Narine Weldon, University of Miami School of Law
  • Daniel Novela, Novela Law
  • Michelle Pelletier, American Express
  • Paul Berkowitz, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Panel 2

Coding and Collaboration: Data Analytics in the Law School Classroom 

  • Charlotte Alexander, J. Mack Robinson College of Business and College of Law, Georgia State University
  • Nicole G. Iannarone, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

What Law Students Learn in a Digitized Transactional World 

  • Tahirih Lee, Florida State University College of Law
  • Li Massie, Law Clerk, Florida First District Court of Appeal
  • Nicholas Poppell, Senior Attorney, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
  • Landus Anderson, Student, Florida State University College of Law; Law Clerk, Stearns Weaver Miller
  • Nabeha Shaer, J.D. 2021, Florida State University College of Law, Palestinian Human Rights

Panel 3

Demystifying the Transactional Law Process; Flipping Time and Perspective

  • Donna Litman, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law
12:30 to 1:00
Quick Lunch Break
1:00 to 2:00

Panel 1

Humanizing Transactional Documents: Why and How Transactional Drafters Should Use Narrative Techniques

  • Susan M. Chesler, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
  • Karen J. Sneddon, Mercer University School of Law

Panel 2

Zooming into the Future of Skills-Based Teaching

  • Evan Darryl Walton, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Paige Wilson, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Michael Murphy, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
  • Emily Buchholz, University of Minnesota Law School

Panel 3

Introducing Students to the Ethics and Professionalism Challenges of Virtual Communication

  • Katherine M. Koops, Emory University School of Law
  • James E. Moliterno, Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Carol E. Morgan, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Carol D. Newman, University of Missouri School of Law
2:15 to 3:15

Panel 1

Deep Learning Through Metacognition

  • Jaime Alison Lee, University of Baltimore School of Law

Ethics in Contract Drafting:  Should We Fix What’s Broken or Start Over and Create Something Better?

  • Lisa L. Dahm, South Texas College of Law Houston

Panel 2

Giving Students a Glimpse Inside the C-Suite:  Designing and Implementing a New Course on the Role of General Counsel

  • Shannon Treviño, LMU Loyola Law School 

Exposing Students to New Career Paths Through Transactional Law Courses

  • Sam Taylor, Boston University School of Law

Panel 3

Using Simulation Method with Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning to Teach Drafting and Negotiation Skills in Technology Agreements

  • Brian Krumm, The University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Jessica Fajfar, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Jennifer Sheridan, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Jordan Hameen, Student, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Tomiko Cairo, Student, University of San Francisco School of Law
3:30 to 4:15

Try This 1

Leadership for the Transactional Business Law Student

  • Joan MacLeod Heminway, The University of Tennessee College of Law

Try This 2

Using Exercises to Teach Practice-Ready Tech

  • Jen Randolph Reise, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Introducing the Letter of Intent Using Craigslist

  • Kari Sanderson, University of Illinois College of Law

Try This 3

Transactional Technology

  • Adam Eckart, Suffolk University Law School
4:30 to 5:30
Closing
Vision Workshop and Presentation of Tina L. Stark Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Transactional Law and Skills
Sue Payne, Emory University School of Law