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Transactional law professionals gather for national conference

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Fordham University School of Law visiting professor Tina Stark (top) and Emory Law professor Sue Payne.

“Educating the Transactional Lawyer of Tomorrow,” Emory Law’s Fourth Biennial Conference on Teaching Transactional Law and Skills, will be held at the law school June 6-7.

The conference opens mid-day Friday, June 6, with remarks by Fordham University School of Law visiting professor of law Tina Stark, who founded Emory Law’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice in 2007.

Stark's lecture, “What Cornell Veterinary School Taught Me About Legal Education,” will examine her ideal law curriculum.

Saturday’s keynote discussion, “Skills is Not a Dirty Word: Identifying and Teaching Transactional Law Competencies,” will be moderated by Sue Payne, the center’s executive director.

About 25 attorneys and professors from law schools representing Yale, Florida State, Wake Forest, Loyola, Georgia Tech and UCLA will present during the two-day conference on topics that include:

  • Teaching Transactional Skills Using Real Clients: From Clinic to Classroom
  • Ethical Issues for Transactional Attorneys: Here and Abroad
  • Teaching Transactional Skills: A Global Perspective
  • Technology: In Law Practice and in the Classroom
  • Entrepreneurial Law: Programs and Legal Needs

The conference is open to the public, but registration is required and closes May 30. Register here.

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