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  • The Crisis in Legal Education - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Academy Bulletin Magazine of the Academy Books Research Papers Monographs and Project Publications Meetings Overview Induction 2015 Upcoming Meetings and Events Friday Forum 2015 2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password The Crisis in Legal Education Georgetown University Law Center December 4 2015 Welcome Call to Order Jonathan F Fanton President American Academy of Arts and Sciences Video Welcome William Michael Treanor Executive Vice President Dean and Professor of Law Georgetown University Law Center Video Introduction Louis Michael Seidman Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law Georgetown University Law Center Video Presentations Robert A Katzmann Chief Judge United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit Video Philip G Schrag Director Center for Applied Legal Studies Delaney Family Professor of Public Interest Law Georgetown University Law Center Video Robin L West Frederick J Haas Professor of Law and Philosophy Georgetown University Law Center Video Patricia D White Dean and Professor of Law University of Miami School of Law Video Upcoming Meetings and Other Events

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  • 2028th Stated Meeting: The Crisis in Legal Education - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    are from Georgetown Law School one of whom we were pleased to elect this year to our membership Professor Robin West who will be one of our panelists today We are grateful that such a distinguished panel of speakers has agreed to participate in today s program and I would like to thank especially Academy Fellow Professor Louis Michael Seidman for bringing forward this important topic and for his role in shaping our discussion on the Crisis in Legal Education This topic represents an important thread in the Academy s work Last month we held a meeting in Cambridge on Making Justice Accessible The two day symposium brought together state and federal judges law professors private practice attorneys and legal aid specialists from across the nation to discuss the difficult challenge of ensuring equal access to justice for all Americans regardless of their means This issue is important to our conversation today because of the pressures law schools are under to contribute to a solution Making Justice Accessible was organized through the Academy s new Exploratory Fund which was established earlier this year to support members who seek to work together to consider problems from fresh perspectives and to search for connections between research and policy that advance the common good Today is not the first time that the Academy has collaborated with Georgetown Law In 2008 the Academy s project on the Independence of the Judiciary joined with Georgetown Law Center s Sandra Day O Connor Project on the State of the Judiciary to produce an issue of the Academy s journal Dædalus titled On Judicial Independence The issue stimulated an important conversation on the challenges to preserving judicial independence the rule of law and judicial accountability The volume included essays written by Sandra Day O Connor Margaret Marshall

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  • Reception at the British Academy for American Academy Members
    on the humanities and social sciences the American Academy s The Heart of the Matter report and the British Academy s Prospering Wisely white paper That conference entitled Broadening the Debate How the Humanities and Social Sciences can help us address global challenges was the first official collaboration between the two academies in a century We are pleased to consider other opportunities to work together including scholar exchanges or other joint conferences that we might pursue with members of the British Academy in the future The United Kingdom is home to approximately 180 of our members the largest concentration outside of the United States Over the years the American Academy has welcomed more than 650 members from the United Kingdom dating back to 1782 and the election of Richard Price Joseph Priestly and Thomas Brand Hollis Other members who followed include mathematician Charles Babbage elected in 1832 naturalist Charles Darwin elected in 1874 zoologist Thomas Huxley elected in 1883 poet Alfred Lord Tennyson elected in 1876 Prime Minister Winston Churchill elected in 1946 and actor Laurence Olivier elected in 1971 In 2015 the American Academy added two British Foreign Honorary Members as part of its 235th class Clive Cookson Science Editor at the Financial Times and Christopher Prendergast of the University of Cambridge We also welcomed two Fellows who reside in the UK Professor Peter Mandler of the University of Cambridge and pianist Murray Perahia Please join me in congratulating them on their election to the Academy The American Academy founders John Adams James Bowdoin John Hancock among them believed that an important part of building a new democratic nation was in the words of our charter to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest honor dignity and happiness of a free independent and virtuous people But from the very beginning the Academy s function was not simply to honor excellence in a broad range of disciplines and professions Its members also conduct studies of critical policy issues and debate the most pressing issues of the day Our ability to draw on experts from around the world and from every discipline and profession is the Academy s biggest asset in providing thoughtful independent trusted advice to the nation and beyond Allow me to share some examples of particular relevance to our group gathered here Earlier I mentioned The Heart of the Matter our report released in 2013 by the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences This report acknowledged the ways in which these fields enable us to participate in a global economy that requires understanding of diverse cultures and sensitivity to different perspectives At the same time the humanities and social sciences make it possible for people around the world to work together to address issues from environmental sustainability to global health challenges Among its many recommendations The Heart of the Matter urged greater emphasis on the learning of multiple languages Now we are following up on this recommendation Inspired by last year s

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  • Roundtable Discussion and Reception at Université Paris-Sorbonne - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    John Adams James Bowdoin John Hancock and other leaders who helped to establish the new nation In the midst of the American Revolution they believed that the key to America s long term strength and survival was in the words of our charter to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest honor dignity and happiness of a free independent and virtuous people In our very first class of members in 1781 the Academy elected two leading figures in America s fight for independence George Washington and Benjamin Franklin The new class also included two American allies both French diplomats who served in the United States as members of the French legation Anne César de la Luzerne the French Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States and later French Second Minister to the United States as well as François Barbé Marbois who was secretary to the legation and charge d affaires Over the Academy s history we have elected nearly 275 Foreign Honorary Members from France with one of the most well known being Louis Pasteur renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination microbial fermentation and pasteurization There are 72 current French honorary members and we added two this year in the 2015 election Miroslav Radman Professor of Cell Biology at the Université René Descartes Medical School and composer György Kurtag Since our founding the Academy has brought together groups of members and other experts to examine some of the most pressing challenges of the day through meetings projects and publications Over the years we have done so in cooperation with French colleagues For example from 1988 to 1992 a project in collaboration with the École Normale Supérieure examined immigration policies in France and the United States The study compared the two countries immigration policies race relations and political institutions looked at how both countries educate and house immigrants and analyzed the political and legal implications in each country of integration marginalization and discrimination As another example on June 6 2000 the Academy held its first Stated Meeting outside of the Americas in Paris at the residence of the United States Ambassador to France and Academy Fellow Felix Rohatyn The meeting included Academy Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members as well as representatives of the Institute de France Académie des Sciences Académie Française and other learned societies The meeting focused on the intellectual partnership between the United States and France and the globalization of ideas and culture During the meeting Yves Quéré Foreign Secretary of the Académie des Sciences described the interdependent worlds of thought encompassed by the American Academy s membership of both artists and scientists He said You address the inner worlds of our spirit our soul our heart and our faith as well as the outer spaces of molecules galaxies economy history ethics You explore both the moi and the nous and for that you deserve praise and thanks Hélène Carrère d Encausse Permanent Secretary of the Académie Française added that d uring

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  • Inaugural Distinguished Morton L. Mandel Annual Public Lecture: Making Justice Accessible - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Overview Academy Data Forum Humanities Arts and Education Science Engineering and Technology Global Security and International Affairs American Institutions and the Public Good Publications Overview Dædalus Journal of the Academy Bulletin Magazine of the Academy Books Research Papers Monographs and Project Publications Meetings Overview Induction 2015 Upcoming Meetings and Events Friday Forum 2015 2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Inaugural Distinguished Morton L Mandel Annual Public Lecture Making Justice Accessible Cambridge MA November 11 2015 Welcome Call to Order Jonathan Fanton President American Academy of Arts and Sciences Video Panel Discussion Diane P Wood Chief Judge U S Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit Video Goodwin Liu Associate Justice California Supreme Court Video David S Tatel Judge U S Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit Video Upcoming Meetings and Other Events View the Academy calendar of upcoming meetings and events Friday Forum Schedule View the 2015 2016 Friday Forum schedule Past Meetings Lectures and Other Events Click on the year

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  • 2027th Stated Meeting: Inaugural Distinguished Morton L. Mandel Annual Public Lecture - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    the Morton L Mandel Program for Civic Discourse and Membership Engagement which aims to strengthen the bonds of community among the Academy s 4 600 Fellows as we stimulate discussion of important issues with the general public Morton Mandel was elected as a member of the Academy in 2011 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Parkwood LLC he well understands the original aim of the Academy to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest honor dignity and happiness of a free independent and virtuous people In making his gift Morton Mandel said he wanted to expand and enhance the impact of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on how we think about ourselves in America and how we set our priorities We are enormously grateful to Mort for his generosity Recognizing the importance of our conversation this evening we are streaming the initial panel discussion to groups of Fellows gathered in New York City Washington D C Chicago and Berkeley When our panel concludes its presentations and as everyone attending here in Cambridge engages in an open discussion members in other locations will have their own conversations I want to thank Mark Kaplan for hosting the group in New York at the offices of Skadden Arps and David Zornow Global Head of Litigation at Skadden for moderating the conversation there I would also like to thank Diana White Executive Director of the Legal Assistance Foundation for moderating in Chicago Jane Aiken Vice Dean at Georgetown University Law Center for moderating in Washington and David Oppenheimer Clinical Professor of Law at UC Berkeley for moderating the discussion in California Our program this evening concludes the first day of a two day symposium here at the Academy on the state of legal services for low income Americans The symposium has been organized by John Levi Chair of the Legal Services Corporation Lance Liebman the William S Beinecke Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Martha Minow Dean of Harvard Law School The symposium has gathered together a distinguished group of participants federal and state judges scholars and legal aid providers all of whom are concerned that we as a nation are failing the American citizens who are most in need of legal assistance By some estimates only 20 percent of all Americans who qualify for legal aid receive the kind of support and services they require Our meeting today explored a range of remedies from increasing pro bono work from students and law firms to mobilizing retired lawyers to using technology in creative ways to help people navigate the court system I came away believing it is possible to make access to justice much more widely available and that the will to do so is growing Our topic this evening has been an interest and concern of the American Academy for many decades Even before the provision of legal services for low income Americans became a federal priority in the late 1960s Academy Fellow Paul

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  • American Academy Symposium: Making Justice Accessible - American Academy of Arts & Sciences - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    is the first symposium supported by the American Academy s Exploratory Fund The Fund was established earlier this year to assist members who want to come together to explore pressing issues that are not receiving adequate attention or to peer over the horizon at problems and opportunities not yet fully recognized Future meetings supported by the Exploratory Fund will include a conversation about the future of jazz as a distinctive but embattled American art form an analysis of the relationship between global studies and area studies and a discussion of the best ways to incorporate scientific information into the legal system a subject of interest to many of you here today Just where the exploration of each topic leads will depend on the meeting participants Some groups may come together once or twice others might propose an issue for the Academy s journal Dædalus and still others might initiate ongoing projects at the Academy at universities or at think tanks I will be interested to learn where your conversation these next two days takes us Our topic today Making Justice Accessible brings together two longstanding interests of the American Academy a concern for the poor and a determination to strengthen our independent judiciary As an historian I am always drawn to the Academy s archives and to past studies that may be relevant to contemporary issues So let me share what I found that may be of interest to you in your work Benjamin Dearborn an educator and inventor was elected to the Academy in 1794 Dearborn was a vocal advocate for the poor and the underrepresented In 1797 he sent a letter to John Adams asking the Academy to organize a committee to aid widows and orphans as well as the community at large He said in his proposal to Adams Of all the arts or sciences none is more grateful than the art of reducing the Evils of Life The Academy tried to follow Dearborn s advice for the next two centuries seeking ways to reduce the evils of life Perhaps it is not surprising that the Academy s most vigorous efforts to address income inequality coincided with Lyndon Johnson s War on Poverty in the mid 1960s In 1966 the Academy convened a series of seminars on Understanding Poverty led by Daniel Patrick Moynihan then a professor at Harvard Moynihan organized interdisciplinary dialogues bringing together scholars and government officials to discuss the nature of poverty and its cultural and economic roots The working groups focused on the effects education racial discrimination and segregation had on poverty The seminars resulted in two influential publications in 1969 titled On Understanding Poverty Perspectives from the Social Sciences and On Fighting Poverty Perspectives from Experience More recently the Academy has been involved in an ongoing conversation within the legal field and among the broader public about the future of our court system In 2008 the Academy published an issue of Dædalus entitled On Judicial Independence with articles by Sandra Day O

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  • Dædalus Authors’ Workshop: New Dilemmas In Ethics, Technology, And War - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Arts and Sciences aims To cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest honor dignity and happiness of a free independent and virtuous people The West Point motto is Duty Honor Country Both institutions were established with the overarching goal to serve the American public good by bringing together both civilian and military leaders committed to serving society in the pursuit of individual and collective happiness and security I often cite the New Dilemmas on Ethics Technology and War project as a model for the American Academy at its best bringing together scholars policy makers and leaders from the military NGOs and the private sector to confront critical and complex challenges The Academy has no agenda but to serve the common good not only for Americans but also for people the world over We are independent non ideological nonpartisan and committed to thoughtful inquiry that respects evidence From the beginning the American Academy welcomed military leaders starting with George Washington who was elected in 1781 While leading the Continental Army at New Windsor General Washington wrote his acceptance letter to the Academy in which he said the Arts Sciences essential to the prosperity of the State to the ornament happiness of human life have a primary claim to the encouragement of every lover of his Country mankind Since Washington the Academy has elected other prominent military leaders such as Andrew Goodpaster and Colin Powell as well as three Secretaries of War and three Secretaries of Defense from Samuel Dexter in 1800 to Robert Gates in 2009 And we have gathered today at the historic Thayer Hotel named for the Father of West Point Colonel Sylvanus Thayer As many of you will know Colonel Thayer was a Brevet Brigadier General and superintendent of the Military Academy at West Point from 1817 to 1833 and an early advocate for engineering education in the United States Colonel Thayer was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1834 Today is not the first time that the Academy has collaborated with military personnel The Academy s tradition dates back to the Revolutionary War when Barnabus Binney a surgeon for the Continental Army sent regular accounts of medical injuries from the frontlines to Academy Fellows for analysis In 1848 the Navy Department requested the Academy provide recommendations for a congressionally funded sailing expedition to Chile And more recently 1973 West Point graduate Ambassador Karl Eikenberry is launching a new project on the threat to global security posed by weak and fragile states Our topic today preventing crimes against humanity and respecting human rights in conflict is part of a larger portfolio of Academy projects concerned with human security In addition to the Ethics Technology and War project next month we will launch two new initiatives The first is the project with Ambassador Eikenberry on fragile and failing states This project will analyze the national and global security implications of weak states and will identify policy recommendations for

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