Here is our published Fall 2013 schedule. Unexpected changes will be posted — be sure to watch this site and the Docket for further announcements and additions.
University of Iowa Ombudsperson and organizational expert Dr. Susan Johnson will discuss strategies for project management and how to balance multiple projects. Dr. Johnson’s talk will be of particular interest to upper-class students seeking to successfully manage responsibilities such as journals, seminar papers, and student organization leadership.
Professional Development Institute at the 2013 Iowa Latino Conference – Friday, September 27 from 8:30 to 4:30, Iowa Memorial Union
For L&L credit, attend a Professional Development Institute event: the Keynote Speaker, the Interactive Workshop, or both! If you plan to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Professional Development Institute is for anyone interested in increasing their awareness of issues impacting the Latin@ community in Iowa. This year, the programs focus on building Latin@ leadership and cultural competence with Latin@ communities. The conference is free and open to all. Space is limited, so register early. For more information, go to www.iowalatinoconference.org
The Relationship Between Academic Research and Policy – Thursday, October 10th at 12:40 in Room 235
Does the work of academic researchers really impact policy? Prof. Jon Gould from American University recently completed a major research project on the factors that predict the wrongful conviction of innocent persons. He will discuss the relationship between academic research and public policy.
The Role of Lawyers as Community Leaders – Thursday, October 24th at 12:40 in Room 285
Lawyers traditionally hold key positions in civic institutions. Join a panel of lawyers actively involved in government and community institutions as they discuss why members of our profession have such a prominent role in civic life and how attorneys do so.
Civility in Law and Governance – Thursday, November 14th at 12:40 in Room 225
Civility is one of the core expectations of the legal profession, yet lawyers often engage in less-than-civil behavior. Visiting Professor and former congressman Jim Leach will share his observations from his career, which includes 30 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, and explore the importance of civility in law and governance.
The Art of Client Communication – Thursday, December 5th at 12:40 in Room 285
Lawyers are required to communicate candidly and effectively with clients, even difficult ones. This program looks at the importance of communication as a legal practice skill and the tactics needed to accomplish it in an effective and efficient manner.