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Education of Lawyers

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

20th Anniversary Conclave on the Education of Lawyers in Virginia

Sharing the Responsibility for Legal Education Among the Law Schools, the Bar and the Bench

photo of Rakes, Kinser, and Reveley









Conclave Vice Chair William R. Rakes; the Honorable Cynthia D. Kinser, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, who was honorary chair; and Conclave Chair W. Taylor Reveley III.

The Section on the Education of Lawyers sponsored the 20th Anniversary Conclave on April 22 and 23, 2012, at The Boar’s Head Inn, in Charlottesville. The event provided a forum for the stakeholders in the three branches of legal education (the academy, the practicing bar and the bench) to review the current state of legal education generally; to discuss current trends and developments which have occurred in Virginia, and nationally, since 1992 when the VSB hosted the first conclave on legal education in the country; and to identify areas for improvement in legal education in Virginia in the next twenty years. Conclave 2012 was underwritten by a grant from the Virginia Law Foundation.  Participants included lawyers from across the state, legal educators from all eight law schools and judges from every level of the bench, including the seven justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia. (View details on page 41 of the June/July 2012 issue of Virginia Lawyer.)

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