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Brooklyn Law School to Lead First National Conversation in Response to President Obama's 'Two-Year JD' Proposal

BP Markowitz, ABA President, and Legal, Academic, and Career Experts to Join BLS Dean Allard to Discuss New Realities in Law

WHAT: In a town hall-style meeting last week, President Obama said, "I believe that law schools would probably be wise to think about being two years instead of three years." In the wake of the President's comments, Brooklyn Law School will be the first to host an urgent conversation about the new world of law, emphasizing new changes underway; the response from law schools, including "Brooklyn 2-3-4" and other innovations to enhance educational value; the most pressing needs among employers; and new opportunities for students entering the legal marketplace. The discussion will also be streamed live via webcast.

WHO: James Silkenat

President, American Bar Association

Marty Markowitz (Introduction)

Brooklyn Borough President

Nicholas Allard

Joseph Crea Dean and Professor of Law

Brooklyn Law School

Michael Cardozo

Corporation Counsel for the City of New York

Presiding Justice Randall Eng

Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

Julie Anne Preng

Managing Director, Global Legal Practice

Korn/Ferry International

Dana Brakman Reiser

Vice Dean and Professor of Law

Brooklyn Law School

Stacy Caplow

Associate Dean for Professional Legal Education & Professor of Law

Brooklyn Law School

(Additional speakers TBA)

WHEN: Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.

A light breakfast will be available at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Brooklyn Law School, 250 Joralemon Street (First Floor), Brooklyn, NY

ABOUT BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL. Now celebrating its 112th year in legal education, Brooklyn Law School is an independent institution, unaffiliated with any university or college, and the only law school in Brooklyn. The Law School offers a vibrant intellectual community emphasizing teaching excellence, cutting-edge scholarship, and an innovative academic program designed to prepare students for public service, business, and private practice, nationwide and across the globe.