Berman Presentations

“Success of Whole Lawyers-to-Be: Beyond Academics” Moderator. November 1, 2021. Panelists will discuss the impact of recent research re: brain science, learner mindsets, and wellness on law student learning, bar success, and attorney licensing. 

Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, June 2021, Distance Learning is Neither Distant nor New: Looking Back on Two Decades of Online Legal Education, Panelist

AccessLex Summer Webinar Series, Academic and Bar Success Day, June 2021, From Zero to Zoom:: Lessons from the Forced Experiment of Online Learning in Legal Education with Gallup, Panelist; Studying the Interventions: What is Working to Improve Student Success and Bar Passage, Moderator

AERA Annual Meeting: Presidential Session, Preparing Professionals to Serve Diverse Communities: Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching, Health Care, and Law, Panelist, April 2021

2020 AccessLex Research Symposium, MC/Host of daylong research seminar and moderated panel, Empirical Insights on Academic and Bar Exam Performance, December 2020

2020: Vision for Leadership Conference at Baylor Law, Panelist: Leadership Development Learning Outcomes and How to Implement Them, September 2020

Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Remote Conference via Zoom, July/August 2020,

Panelist: “Who, me? I’m not a racist!”: Addressing Implicit Bias in Legal Education; Discussant: Law School As Experience: Teaching Skills, Values, and Knowledge Throughout Legal Education  

AccessLex Regional Trainings, San Francisco, CA, January 2020, New York City, NY, February 2020, Washington, DC, February 2020, and online via WebEx in May and June 2020. Co-presenter: Advancing Legal Education Outcomes: It Takes a Village

California Change Lawyers Diversity Summit 2020, San Francisco, CA, January 2020. Interviewed by Executive Director Chris Punongbayan for plenary session: Diversity Challenges Along the Legal Education Continuum.

Online & Hybrid Pedagogy: Toward Defining Best Practices in Legal Education, Denver University Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO, September 2019. Conference organizer and co-chair, raised funding for conference sponsorships, and served as moderator of two original panels: Student Success and Faculty Engagement in Hybrid and Online Teaching and The Future is Here: Legal Education in a Hybrid World

AccessLex Bar Exam Forum, Washington, D.C., April 2018, March 2019. Conceived, created content, and chaired first and second annual events, daylong workshops with national experts on learning outcomes and assessment, innovation, and student success. Participants collaborated in highly interactive working groups that brought together deans, researchers, bar examiners, faculty and other key legal education stakeholders; analyzed issues and developed research questions to inform national efforts to improve bar exam outcomes, including effective assessment of interventions designed to improve pass rates

AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence Legal Research Symposium and LexCon, Orlando, FL, November 2019.  Presenter: Growing Grit: The Case for Resilience; Co-Presenter: Growing Grit: Success Dividends that Stem from Fostering Resilience in Law School, with Olympia Duhart and Alicia Jackson; The Impact of Student Wellness on Law School and Bar Exam Success, with Janet Stearns, John Lesko, and Brian Gaillini (Mod.). Conceived and created content for additional panels with deans as panelists and former deans as moderators: The Role of Law School ASP/Bar Success Programs in the New Age of Standard 316 and Curricular Reform in Law School

Legal Writing Institute (LWI) One Day conference, Memphis School of Law, Memphis, TN, December 2019. Presenter: LRW and ASP Unite: Reading, Writing, and the Student Success Continuum

West Coast Consortium of Academic Support Professionals, (WCCASP), UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, NV, November 2019. Presenter: Report on Preliminary Findings of LSSSE-AccessLex Bar Study

Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) Diversity Conference, Chicago IL, October 2019. Co-presenter: Strength in Numbers: Using Data to Inform Law School Academic Success and Diversity Efforts, with Rachel Patterson

SEALS, Boca Raton, FL, July/August 2019. Panel organizer and co-moderator with Steve Friedland, Teaching for Deep Learning: Helping Students Pass the Bar Exam Without Teaching to the Test; Panelist: Academic Support and Bar Prep Professionals: Finding Status in the Legal Academy, and Panelist: Identity and Legal Education

SEALS, Boca Raton, FL, July/August 2019. Panelist: Keep it Simple: Giving Feedback in Large Classes  

ABA Associate Dean’s Conference, Chicago IL, June 2019. Panelist: Skilling Up and Seeking Resources: Grant Development and Management in the Law School; Panelist: Assessments, Data, and Bar Exam Pass Strategies; Speaker: Opening remarks at AccessLex lunch plenary session

National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals (NALSAP), American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, June 2019, Moderator: ASP and Student Affair Overlap: Effective Techniques for Collaboration; Co-presenter: Raising the Bar: The Role of Student Wellbeing in Passing the Bar Exam, with Janet Stearns and Joni Wiredu

Institute for Teaching and Learning (ILTL), Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, KS, June 2019. Presenter: Bar Preparation: It’s Not Teaching to the Test

Southeastern Chapter American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL), West Virginia University College of Law, Hot Springs, VA, March 2019. Co-presenter: Critical Reading for Law Students — What Library, LRW, and ASP Can Collectively Do To Help Hone This Indispensable Skill, with Vicenç F. Feliú

Southwest Consortium of Academic Support Professionals (SWCASP), St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, TX, March 2019. Moderator: ASP and Student Affairs Unite

AALS, New Orleans, LA, January 2019, joint session between section on Empirical Study of Legal Education and the Legal Profession and section on Academic Support. Panelist: What We Know About Bar Performance; panelist: Getting Started with Empirical Work on Academic Support & Bar Success; panelist for Legal Writing Section: Learning Here, There, and Everywhere: Distance Learning Technology & New Tech Tools; panelist for Student Services Hot Topics Program: Student Affairs and Academic Success Unite

Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Teaching Conference: Legal Education for a Changing Society, Penn State Law, University Park, PA, October 2018. Co-presenter: Demonstrated Commitment to Student Success: A Necessary Fourth Pillar?

SEALS, FL. August 2018. Co-presenter: The Helicopter Effect: Connecting with Students and Society

LWI One Day Conference, University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, TN, December 2018. Presenter: Reaching Today’s Law Students with Performance Test Writing Assignments: Springboards for Student Engagement and Bar Preparation

NALSAP, Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, IN, June 2018. Co-presenter: Assessing Our Work and Informing the Future: An Introduction to AccessLex Institute’s Diversity Pipeline Grant and Bar Success Grant Programs

National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) 50th National Convention, Brooklyn, NY, March 2018. Panelist: One and Done: Tips on Preparing for the Bar Exam

LWI One-Day Conference, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, Davie, FL, December 2017.  Presenter: Integrating Bar Exam-Related Experiential Learning into Doctrinal Courses

AccessLex Legal Education Research Symposium, Clearwater, FL, November 2017. Invited Speaker:Bar Preparation Costs: How Schools are Navigating Hurdles

AASE, Texas A&M School of Law, Fort Worth, TX, May​ 2017. Co-presenter: Team Teaching MBEs: Success Training for Students and New ASP Faculty Alike;  AASE, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law, Long Island City, NY, May 2016. Presenter:  Bar Exam Business Plans,” Association of Academic Support Educators

WCCASP, University of San Diego, School of Law, San Diego, CA, November 2013, Presenter: Writing and Publishing Books

California State Bar Section Education Institute, 1994. Presenter: Lawyers Supervising Lawyers

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