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Registration for the LCMC has reached capacity. To be put on a wait list please contact Elizabeth Field at [email protected].


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.

Agenda 

 

Panelists*

  • Ari Melber, MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent and Host of "The Beat with Ari Melber"
  • Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate
  • Vivia Chen, Creator and Chief Blogger, The Careerist; Senior Columnist, The American Lawyer
  • Jack Crittenden, President and Editor-in-Chief, The National Jurist 
  • Cristian Farias, Legal Columnist, New York Magazine
  • Alison Frankel, Legal Columnist, Thomson Reuters
  • Jacob Gershman, Legal Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
  • Anne Glusker, Deputy Editor, Forbes Leadership Channel
  • Lisa Helem, Editor-in-Chief, The National Law Journal
  • Dominic Holden, Political Reporter, BuzzFeed News
  • Leigh Jones, Editor-in-Chief, Law.com
  • Matthew Kobach, Manager, Digital and Social Media, Intercontinental Exchange (New York Stock Exchange)
  • David Lat, Editor-at-Large and Founding Editor, Above the Law 
  • Sam Levine, Voting Rights Reporter, HuffPost
  • Karen SloanLegal Education Editor and Senior Writer, The National Law Journal and Law.com
  • Mark Joseph Stern, Legal Writer, Slate
  • Kellye Testy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Law School Admission Council
  • Bob Van Voris, Legal Reporter, Bloomberg News
  • Jesse Wegman, Editorial Board (Supreme Court and Legal Affairs), The New York Times

 

Tentative Agenda*

Tuesday, June 12

8 am: Registration and breakfast 

9:30 am: Welcome

9:45 - 10:30 am: Keynote Speaker

  • Ari Melber, MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent and Host of “The Beat with Ari Melber”

11 am - 12:15 pm: Panel 1 

  • Vivia Chen, Creator and Chief Blogger, The Careerist; Senior Columnist, The American Lawyer
  • Cristian Farias, Legal Columnist, New York Magazine
  • Jacob Gershman, Legal Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

12:15 - 1 pm: A Conversation on Admissions and Testing

  • Kellye Testy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Law School Admission Council

1 - 1:45 pm: Lunch

1:45 - 2:45 pm: A Q&A on How to Consistently Create Engaging Content

  • Matthew Kobach, Manager, Digital and Social Media, Intercontinental Exchange (New York Stock Exchange)

2:45 - 4 pm: Panel 2

  • Sam Levine, Voting Rights Reporter, HuffPost
  • Karen Sloan, Legal Education Editor and Senior Writer, The National Law Journal and Law.com
  • Mark Joseph Stern, Legal Writer, Slate

4 – 5 pm: Panel 3 | I'm a Dean, Ask Me Anything

Moderator

  • Rebekah E. Carmichael, Assistant Dean for Communications, New York University School of Law

Panelists

5 - 6 pm: Cocktails at The Union League Club


Wednesday, June 13

8 am: Breakfast 

9 - 9:45 am: Keynote Speaker

  • Jesse Wegman, Editorial Board (Supreme Court and Legal Affairs), The New York Times

10 - 11:15 am: Panel 4

  • Jack Crittenden, President and Editor-in-Chief, The National Jurist 
  • Lisa Helem, Editor-in-Chief, The National Law Journal
  • David Lat, Editor-at-Large and Founding Editor, Above the Law

11:30 am - 1 pm: Panel 5

  • Alison Frankel, Legal Columnist, Thomson Reuters
  • Dominic Holden, Political Reporter, BuzzFeed News
  • Leigh Jones, Editor-in-Chief, Law.com

1 - 2 pm: Lunch

2 - 3:30 pm: Panel 6

  • Anne Glusker, Deputy Editor, Forbes Leadership Channel
  • Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate
  • Bob Van Voris, Legal Reporter, Bloomberg News

3:30 pm: Conference Concludes


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.

*Participant list and agenda subject to change.

Hotel Information

The LCMC has a limited number of discounted rooms available at the Union League Club. The room rate is $330/night. For room reservations, call the front desk at 212.685.3800 and mention the LCMC room block. Please note: This room block is nearly full. 


 

Schools Attending

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University
  • Drexel University Kline School of Law
  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • Georgetown Law
  • Harvard Law School
  • iLaw Ventures
  • Law School Admission Council
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • Rutgers Law School
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • St. John's University School of Law
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • UCLA School of Law
  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • University of Arkansas School of Law 
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • University of Colorado Law School
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
  • University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • University of Richmond School of Law
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • University of Texas School of Law
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • Yale Law School
2016

LCMC 2016

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2015

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