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Passport to Practice

Passport to Practice

Format: Recorded Sessions


Dates: 06/24/2020 - 07/16/2020

List Price: Free

ABA Member Price: Free

Sponsor Member Price: Free

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Are you a current law student?   A recent law graduate?   Do you want to enhance your resume?

You are invited to Passport to Practice to improve your knowledge, skills, and story. We believe our summer 2020 program—the result of a collaboration of powerhouse professionals and academics—can help your career.

Consider it the good stuff you (likely) didn’t learn about in law school, and (definitely) won’t studying for the bar exam, but (really) should know if you want to navigate and succeed in the ever-changing legal landscape.

This program is free. We only ask that you commit to the program and provide feedback.

To succeed as a professional in the 21st century, you need to be prepared to answer YES to questions such as:

  • Do you understand how the legal services ecosystem is changing, both pre- and post-pandemic?
  • Do you know how to seek and use feedback to improve your work (and excel in your career)?
  • Can you speak intelligently about innovation and technology in the legal profession?
  • Do you understand how multi-disciplinary teamwork and problem solving is vital to the practice of law?
  • Are you clear on the value you can bring to the profession (or do you at least know the secret handshake)?


  • 3 weeks (with sessions on Tue, Wed & Thu)
  • 10-12 hours of virtual sessions/week
  • Sessions will be recorded for later viewing
  • 4-8 hours of prep & review/week
  • Certificate of Completion


  • Orientation Sessions: June 24-25, 2020
    • Sessions held & recorded 11:00a – 12:20p EDT both days
  • Passport to Practice Program: June 30-July 16, 2020
    • Sessions held & recorded on Tue, Wed, Thu
      • Process Track Sessions: 9:30-10:50a EDT
      • People Track Sessions: 11:00a -12:20p EDT
      • Technology Track Sessions: 12:00-1:00p EDT


Learn how successful in-house counsel enable their business partners and get to “yes” rather than being the department of “no” with Jason Barnwell, Assistant General Counsel (Microsoft)

Understand your role in society, your community, and the legal profession with Judge Denny Chin (2nd Circuit Court of Appeals)

Explore the art of collaboration and innovation in law in a part-virtual world with Michele DeStefano, Law Professor and Founder of LawWithoutWalls (Miami Law)

Consider the law through the innovative angle of movies and pop culture with John Flood, Professor of Law and Society and general challenger of norms (Griffith Law Futures Centre)

Explore team development & innovation models with Bill Henderson, Law Professor and Co-Founder of the Institute for the Future of Law Practice (IFLP) (Indiana)

Understand the art of influence—nurturing relationships and advising businesses in fast-paced (and virtual) times—with Eve Konstan, General Counsel (Spotify)

Understand the business of legal service delivery with Katrina Lee, Clinical Law Professor and author of The Legal Career: Knowing the Business, Thriving in Practice (Ohio State)

Demystify the Intersection of Technology and Law with Daniel W. Linna Jr., Law Professor, Senior Lecturer and Director of Law and Technology Initiatives (Northwestern University)

Assess your practice-readiness using the Delta Model (it’s about more than black letter law) with Cat Moon, Law Professor and Director of Innovation Design (Vanderbilt)

Decipher the complexities of multi-disciplinary problem solving and entrepreneurial lawyering with Nicole Morris, Law Professor and Director of the TI:GER Program (Emory)

Discover the communication “hacks” that help you read people in a short period of time and adapt your own style for success at work and at home with Marcia Narine Weldon, Executive Coach, Law Professor, and former VP Global Compliance of a Fortune 500 company (Miami Law)

Explore using improv to build trust with Randy Picker, Coursera Star and Law Professor (U Chicago Law)

Learn about law practice management with Leo Staub, Law Professor and former Director for the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law (St Gallen Law & Miami Law)

Build your own AI-powered Legal App with Gabe Teninbaum, Law Professor and Assistant Dean of Innovation, Strategic Initiatives & Distance Education (Suffolk)