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event: legal education in a networked world

Common Knowledge

Thursday, December 7
6:00-7:30pm EDT
Austin Hall, Harvard Law School

Law schools don’t just educate new lawyers; they house vibrant communities that research, develop, and share legal knowledge. How might law schools take advantage of our increasingly networked environment or use emerging network technologies to foster robust learning communities? Can such communities bridge between the academy and practice?

On the occasion of Harvard Law School’s most significant curriculum revision since the 1870s, join law professors, professional educators, practicing attorneys, and technologists to discuss the coming transformation of legal education.


  • Sandy Geller, Executive Vice-President, Practising Law Institute
  • Patrick Hobbs, Dean, Seton Hall Law School
  • Andy Prozes, Global CEO, LexisNexis
  • Jonathan Sablone, Partner, Nixon & Peabody LLP
  • Ronald Staudt, Professor of Law and Associate Vice President for Law, Business and Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Martha Stone Wiske, Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education

The discussion will be moderated by Charles Nesson, Professor, Harvard Law School.

Official Event poster (final)

How to attend

Attending in-person

Harvard Law School

Austin Hall is located at 1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138. Austin West is on the left when you walk in through the main doors.



Watch live video of the event here (RealMedia). You can participate in the discussion through the Question Tool (see below).

Second Life

Second Life

You can join in discussion on Berkman Island in Second Life. Please gather at the ampitheater at 6pm EDT / 3pm SLT. Berkman Island will have only an audio feed; for video, please tune in via RealMedia as described above.

Question Tool

Whether you’re sitting in the room or logging in remotely via Webcast or Second Life, we encourage you to get involved in the discussion through our Question Tool, where you can post or vote on questions for the panelists. Online moderator Rebecca Nesson will feed your top-rated questions to moderator Charles Nesson.

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