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2023 Transactional Clinical Conference Boston

19th Annual Transactional Clinical Conference
Pivots into Practice – Learning, Doing and Innovating in the Pandemic’s Wake

June 9-10, 2023
Boston, Massachusetts

The 19th annual Transactional Clinical Conference (TCC) will take place at Northeastern University School of Law on Saturday, June 10, 2023 (with a welcome reception on Friday, June 9, 2023).

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The 2023 TCC Planning Committee invites proposals for panels, workshops and posters centered around the following:

The global pandemic and its aftermath created challenges for transactional lawyers, notably those working in underinvested and under-resourced communities particularly black, brown and immigrant communities. Challenge creates opportunity and at the same clears the way for innovation. We saw that innovation in clinical pedagogy and in transactional spaces. In turn, transactional practitioners pivoted in representation strategies, practices and targets. Please submit proposals to TCC Planning Committee member Brenda Smith of American University at transactionalconference@gmail.com.

Important: The TCC is securing blocks of rooms at multiple hotel in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. As in prior years, the TCC plans to cover the costs of a number of participant hotel rooms.

Conference Schedule

Friday, June 9, 2023
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception
Hosted by Suffolk University School of Law
7:00 PM
Informal Dinners Throughout Boston
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Northeastern University School of Law
Dockser Hall
65 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA 02115
7:30 - 8:30 AM
Breakfast and Networking
8:30 - 8:45 AM

Welcome

Hemanth Gundavaram
Associate Dean for Experiential Education, Northeastern University School of Law

TTC Planning Committee
 
Sponsoring Schools
8:45 - 9:45 AM

Morning Plenary 
240 Dockser

Massachusetts State Senator
9:45 - 10:00 AM
Break
10:00 - 10:45 AM
Concurrent Sessions
 
Pivots in Our Perspectives
Incorporating Social Impact, Economic Justice and Racial Equity Into Transactional Clinics
220 Dockser
 
Presenters:
Susan Jones
Professor of Clinical Law, The George Washington University Law School

Deborah Burand
Professor of Clinical Law; Co-Director of the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship, NYU Law

Pivots in Our Teaching
Using Legislative Advocacy as a Tool for Change in Transactional Clinics
230 Dockser

Presenters:
Beth Kregor
Clinic Director, Institute of Justice

Catherine Gryczan
Lecturer in Law; Assistant Director of The Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago Law School
 
Pivots on the Horizon
The Corporate Transparency Act – How Should Transactional
Clinics React?
250 Dockser

Presenters: 
Eric Amarante
Associate Professor of Law
The University of Tennessee College of Law

Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Bluhm-Helfand Director of the Innovation Clinic, University of Chicago Law School

Clinical Associate Professor; Director of the Startup Law Clinic, Boston University School of Law
10:45 - 11:00 AM
Break
11:00 - 11:45 AM
Concurrent Sessions
 
Pivots in Our Perspectives
Teaching Trauma-Informed Lawyering in a Transactional Practice - Continuing the Discussion 
220 Dockser 
 
Presenters:
Susan Felstiner
Clinical Professor of Law
Lewis & Clark Law School

Susan Jones
Professor of Clinical Law, The George Washington University Law School

Sandy Tarrant
Associate Clinical Professor
Boston College Law School

Pivots in Our Teaching
Beyond the Clinical Classroom: Teaching Students to Engage with Community 
230 Dockser

Presenters:
Mike Murphy
Clinical Professor of Law; Supervising Attorney, Start-Up Ventures Clinic
Duke Law School

Paige Wilson
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law 

Kristen Wolff
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
University of Michigan Law School
 
Pivots on the Horizon
ChatGPT and Transactional Legal Clinics: Should We Care?
250 Dockser

Presenters: 
Nathan Hammons
Clinical Associate Professor; Director, Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic
Marquette University Law School

Linsey Krolik
Senior Clinical Fellow
Santa Clara University School of Law

Mark Need
Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic
Indiana University Maurer School of Law


11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch sponsored by Bloomberg
Location: Egan Research Center, 120 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA 02115
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Teaching Innovation Roundtables
  • Teaching and Doing Patent Work Ethically and Effectively in Transactional Clinics
  • Exploring Skills and Pedagogy for Faith-Based Development in Transactional Clinics
  • Do-It-Yourself Legal Tools for Entrepreneurs
  • Excellent Writing, Good Writing, Passable Writing
  • Descriptive Reference Writing—Signaling Excellence
2:00 - 2:15 PM
Break
2:15 - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions
 
Pivots in Our Perspectives
Movement and Community Lawyering in Transactional Clinics
220 Dockser

Presenters:

Camille Pannu
Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Anika Singh Lemar
Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Carlos Teuscher
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Suffolk University School of Law
 
 
Pivots in Our Teaching
The Pitch: Teaching Client Selection, Board Governance and Advocacy
230 Dockser

Presenters:
Casey Faucon
Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Instruction, The University of Alabama School of Law
 
Pivots on the Horizon
Legal Technology: Plugging Students in to an Emerging Market
250 Dockser

Presenters:
Emily Buchholz
Director of the Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic, University of Wisconsin Law School
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School
3:00 - 3:15 PM
Break
3:15 - 4:00 PM
Pivots in Our Perspectives
Using Feminist Theory and Methods in Transactional Clinics 
220 Dockser

Presenters:
Anne Choike
Associate Clinical Professor, Michigan State University College of Law 

Kristen Wolff
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
 
Pivots in Our Teaching
DEI and the Corporate Toolbox
230 Dockser 

Presenters:
Michelle Sonu
Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School
 
 
Pivots on the Horizon
How to Start an NIL Program Within a Clinic 
250 Dockser

Presenters: 
Associate Clinical Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
4:00 - 4:05 PM
Break
4:05 - 4:15 PM
Closing Remarks
240 Dockser

With Thanks to Our Conference Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

          Bloomberg
United Church of Christ Church Building and Loan Fund         

Silver Sponsors

The American Association of Law Schools
Enterprise Foundation
New England Legal Foundation
Postmates
Kase and Kate Jubboori
Krista and Jeffrey Snow
Scott and Robin Weisman
Kat and Tim Gregor

Bronze Sponsors

          Hotshot Legal

Law School Sponsors

          Northeastern University School of Law
Boston College Law School
Boston University School of Law

Jun 9, 2023 - Jun 10, 2023

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