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Law 2050 Class Speaker Schedule

My Law 2050 time the past few weeks has been devoted to getting the Vanderbilt Law School class up and running, thus no blogging. As I mentioned in my post introducing the class, I have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm invited guest speakers have shown. We have a wonderful speaker schedule planned. I will be blogging about these events as the semester progresses, but with the understanding that that these are busy people with fluid schedules, I wanted to thank all who have agreed to appear in case any have to drop out later due to unforeseen schedule conflicts. So, here’s the schedule as it stands today, and many thanks to all of you for agreeing to share your insights with our students:

Monday, August 26: Guest Speaker Panel – Law firm managing partners discuss the state of the practice
• Ben Adams – Baker Donelson
• Richard Hays – Alston & Bird
• Stephen Mahon – Squire Sanders

Tuesday, August 27: Guest Speaker Panel – Corporate in-house counsel discuss the drivers of change
• Reuben Buck – Cisco
• Jim Cuminale – Nielson
• Cheryl Mason – Hospital Corporation of America

Monday, September 23: Guest Speaker Panel – Legal Project and Process Management
• Larry Bridgsmith – ERM Legal Solutions
• Marc Jenkins – Cicayda
• Dan Willoughby – King & Spalding

Tuesday, September 24: Guest Speaker Panel – Law firm associates discuss life in the modern law firm
• Ashley Bassel – Bass Berry
• Daniel Flournoy – Waller Lansden
• Sarah Laird – Bradley Arant
• Chris Lalonde – Nelson Mullins

Tuesday, October 1: Paul Lippe of Legal OnRamp

Monday, October 7: Guest Speaker Panel – Alternatives to the Big Law model
• Walt Burton – Thompson Burton
• Lindsay Grossman – Axiom
• Eric Schultenover – Counsel on Call

Tuesday, October 15: Guest Speaker – Michael Mills of Neota Logic

Tuesday, October 22: Michael Bess, Vanderbilt History Department, on the Bioengineered Superhuman

Tuesday, October 29: Guest Speakers: John Murdoch of Bradley Arant and Nancy Lea Hyer of the Owen Business School – Implementing LEAN Law

Tuesday, November 12: Guest Speaker – Prof. Bill Henderson of Indiana University-Bloomington Law School


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