University of St. Thomas Law Journal hosts talk on legal education Nov. 17
The University of St. Thomas Law Journal will host a speaker about bridging the gap between legal education and the profession at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in the Frey Moot Courtroom of St. Thomas' School of Law in downtown Minneapolis.
"Train Wrecks and Legal Education" is the title of a talk by Thomas Ulen, who holds the Swanlund Chair in the College of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ulen, who directs the college's Law and Economics Program, will discuss the importance of teaching law students the interdisciplinary nature of legal scholarship and offer solutions to bridging the widening gap between the legal academy and the legal profession.
"We are simply moving on parallel tracks but bound for different destinations," Ulen said.
The event is free and open to the public.
Thomas Mengler, dean and Ryan Chair in Law at St. Thomas’ School of Law, and Francesco Parisi, Oppenheimer Wolff and Donnelly Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School and economics professor at the University of Bologna, also will speak on the subject.
For reservations, send an e-mail with your name and organization to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call (651) 962-4858.