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Leaning Into Uncertainty: Ensuring Quality Legal Education During Coronavirus: Schedule & Tech Support Info

A supplemental page for the Leaning into Uncertainty Conference.

Tech Support Information and Tips

The plenary rooms will stay open for the entire length of the conference (12:30 pm EDT-6:00 pm EDT Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and Wednesday May 27, 2020) as a first line of technical support.  Please go there first if you need help. The e-mail you received with registration has the link to the plenary rooms. 

If you are having trouble accessing Zoom, please e-mail for assistance. 

For the best experience, we recommend that you configure your Zoom to use side by side mode



Tuesday, May 26, 2020

12:30 EDT - Opening Plenary

12:45 EDT - Roundtable 1: Beyond Zoom! Moving from Emergency Virtual Classrooms to a Rigorous, Engaging Online Experience


  • Ellen Murphy, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Professor of Practice, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Rebecca Purdom, Executive Director for Graduate and Online Programs, Professor of Practice, Emory University School of Law

2:30 EDT - Roundtable 2: Designing Curriculum and Programs in a World of Social Distancing: Sections, Schedules and Changing Circumstances


  • Joel Nichols, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Candace Centeno, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, Director of Duane Morris LLP Legal Writing Program, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

4:15 EDT - Roundtable 3: Maintaining High Quality Experiential Learning Opportunities from a Distance


  • Christine N. Cimini, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law
  • Alicia Alvarez, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, UIC John Marshall Law School, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Wednesday May 27, 2020

12:30 EDT - Day 2 Plenary

12:45 EDT - Roundtable 4: Sustaining a Sense of Place and Well Being for our Students


  • Emily Scivoletto, Senior Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, University of California, Davis, School of Law
  • Staci Rucker, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Diversity, University of Cincinnati College of Law

2:30 EDT - Roundtable 5: Maintaining Morale and Community Among Faculty and Staff


  • Zahr Said, Associate Dean of Research & Faculty Development and Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law
  • William McGeveran, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota Law School

4:15 EDT - Roundtable 6: Maintaining Strategic Priorities and Institutional Health Through Crisis


  • Marcilynn Burke, Dean and Dave Frohnmayer Chair in Leadership and Law, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Darby Dickerson, Dean, Professor of Law, UIC John Marshall Law School, The University of Illinois at Chicago

5:50 EDT - Final Plenary


  • Bill Adams, Deputy Managing Director, ABA

For more information on the planning committee, please go here: