NELR Happenings: Fall Paper Symposium

The New England Law Review Fall Paper Symposium will be held on November 5th at 4:00 p.m. in the Cherry Room at New England Law | Boston. It will showcase Professor Gail Hupper’s article Educational Ambivalence: The Rise of a Foreign-Student Doctorate in Law. Professor Hupper is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, and her article explores the evolution of the Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) and Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) programs. Although originally designed for graduates of United States law schools, these programs are now primarily intended for students who obtained their initial legal education outside of the United States.

Professor Hupper explores some of the inherent tensions in United States legal education, as well as the struggle between academics and professional training. Her article is the third part of a study that looks at the history of the S.J.D., a degree primarily meant to train professors and other legal scholars, and how the degree can contribute to legal concepts both inside and out of the United States.

Our keynote speaker will, of course, be Professor Hupper. The other speakers are:

  • Professor Paulo Barrozo, Boston College Law School
  • Professor Carole Silver, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Gordon Silverstein, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs at Yale Law School

Please join us Wednesday, November 5 at 4:00pm in the Cherry Room. For more information, including profiles of all our speakers, you can view the Law Review Symposium page here or view additional information on New England Law | Boston’s website here.

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