From facilities planning to fundraising to navigating the changing law school environment, the Section's 2012 conferences offer a variety of professional development opportunities.
●Bricks, Bytes and Continuous Renovation:
Law School Facilities Conference
Hotel Indigo San Diego
San Diego, California
March 10–13, 2012
Thomas Jefferson School of Law will host the 2012 conference, which features plenary sessions and more than 40 programs designed for law school deans, faculty, librarians, architects, and law school IT professionals who are designing or renovating law school space.
Visit the Bricks and Bytes conference site for program information and to register.
●Law School Development
Return to Our Roots:
Fundraising Fundamentals and Best Practices in Development
Jackson Lake Lodge
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
May 29–June 1, 2012
Join law school deans and senior advancement professionals from across the country for the premier law school development conference. This program offers the opportunity to learn about strategies for successful fundraising in what remains a difficult economic climate and best practices for building and sustaining a successful law school advancement operation.
Visit the Law School Development conference site for program information and to register.
●Associate Deans Conference
Boot Camp for Associate Deans: “Corps” Principles
Las Vegas, Nevada
June 21–24, 2012
We are in a time of generational change with issues ranging from the increased pressures on law school faculty, staff, and students, to the increased pressures on the legal profession generally. It’s time to go back to boot camp to figure out how to perform better in an atmosphere that is radically different from the one that existed when you went to law school. We’ll discuss employment markets, the culture of legal employers and of law schools, tuition pressures, student debt loads, and encouraging a climate of professionalism at work. And we promise not to make you do sit-ups or march while carrying an 80-pound backpack.
Registration will open in mid-January.