The main types of
events held at the Law School include:
- Academic Conferences (beginning
planning one to two year(s) in advance). Conferences
are major one to three day events intended to reach
a broad audience, including key constituencies outside
the Law School such as other academics, alumni,
practitioners and policy makers. Examples would
include recent conferences on law & film, avian
flu, ex-offender re-entry or women and corporate
- Public Lectures or Academic Panels (begin planning
eight to ten months in advance). Like conferences, Public
Lectures and Panel Discussions are intended to reach
a broad audience outside the Law School. The key difference
is that these events shorter and simpler, taking place
over a single evening or later afternoon. Examples
would include the Juanita Jackson Mitchell Lecture
by Dorothy Roberts.
- Academic Roundtables (begin planning eight to ten months
in advance). Roundtables are focused, intensive discussions
among a group of academic colleagues, both from within
and outside the Law School. Although selected students
and members of the public are sometimes invited to
attend, the focus is academic peers and colleagues
in a select field. Examples would include the criminalization
of corporate governance roundtable.
- Law School Community Events (three to six months in
advance). Law School community events have as their
main target audience the Law School students and faculty.
Although members of the public may attend or select
alumni may be invited, these events may not widely
publicized outside the Law School. For this reason,
they often do not need to be planned nearly so far
in advance. Examples include the recent visit by Lt.
Cmdr Swift regarding the Hamdan case or the visit
by the 4th Circuit.
- Special Events (begin planning six to 12 months
in advance). Special events are often focused on alumni
and the larger community and may or may not include
an academic component. Examples include the Honors