Legal Communicators Media Conference 2016

Thu, 16 June, 2016 8:30am
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Join us for conversations about legal education, higher education, pitching legal experts, the courts, authoring opinion pieces and getting them published with some of the best in the business.  This specialized conference is designed by a law school communicator specifically for law school communication and PR professionals and leaders.



Wednesday, June 15

4 – 5:30 pm: Registration
5 – 7 pm: Happy Hour at Tonic

Thursday, June 16

8:30 am: Registration and breakfast 
9:30  11 am: Panel 1 | Pitching to National News Outlets, Trends in Legal Education, and Higher Education

11 – 11:15 am: Coffee Break

11:15 am  12:30 pm: Panel 2 | Let’s talk about Money and the Opinions of Our Faculty and Administrators

  • Maria DiMento – Staff Writer, The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Jill Lawrence – Commentary Editor, USA Today
  • Elizabeth Olson – The New York Times

12:30  1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30  2:30 pm: Panel 3 | Tricks and Tips from a Seasoned Communications Leader 

2:30  4 pm: Panel 4 | Television and Radio Pitches – What Works for Radio Guests vs. Television

  • Theo Balcomb – Supervising Producer, “All Things Considered,” NPR
  • Kevin Bohn – Supervising Producer, CNN
  • Paula Reid – Justice Reporter, CBS News

 5 pm: Panel 5 | Learn Tips and Tricks from a Very Successful Digital Strategist

  • Andy Le – Senior Director of Digital Strategy, U.S. Department of Education

5 pm: Cocktails at GW Law 

Friday, June 17

8:30 am: Registration and breakfast 

 10:30 am: Panel 6 | Trends in Online News Outlets: Topics and Experts

  • Steven Nelson – Reporter, U.S. News & World Report
  • Todd Ruger – Legal Affairs Staff Writer, CQ Roll Call
  • Jeremy Stahl – Senior Editor, Slate

10:30 – 10:45 am: Coffee Break

10:45 am  Noon: Panel 7 | Legal News Outlets Seeking Expert Analysis

Noon  1 pm: Lunch

 2 pm: Panel 8 | How to Best Use Photography and Get the Most from Your Photos

 3:30 pm: Panel 9 |  The Supreme Court – Analysis, Experts, and Justices 

Moderator: Jeffrey Rosen – President & CEO, National Constitution Center; Professor of Law, GW Law

  • Cristian Farias – Legal Affairs Reporter, The Huffington Post
  • Tony Mauro – Supreme Court Correspondent, The National Law Journal

3:30 pm: Conference Concludes

*This agenda may be adjusted prior to the conference. Check back often for updates.

The conference is held over two days and consists of media panels with 3 to 4 journalists each. Past panels have included journalists from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, U.S. News & World Report, The ABA Journal, "Above the Law", NPR, NPR Marketplace, and many others. The discussion panels follow a question and answer format followed by one-on-one meetings with attendees. The LCMC also features, a "best practices" panel on current communications issues specifically geared toward legal communicators, opportunities to interact with faculty and deans, and an evening cocktail reception.

Liz Field
[email protected]
(202) 994-5609

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