HLS teaching series: Developing Professionalism in Students, March 21, at 12 noon EST

Developing Professionalism in Students

Register here: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_W60Re3yDQRSfSPWgw0EP8Q

Noon EST, March 21

What is professionalism for a lawyer? How can we as teachers
help students develop professional identities in ways that honor their
diversity and commitments? Norms of professionalism can be exclusionary, even
when our students adapt consciously and strategically to them. But the ideal of
serving clients with specialized legal knowledge has value and meaning. Our
panelists will discuss their strategies for working with developing lawyers to
find professional identities that honor both themselves and the legal

Kendra Albert is a technology lawyer and scholar of
computing, gender, and society. They are a clinical instructor at the Cyberlaw
Clinic at Harvard Law School, where they teach students to practice technology
law. Kendra also serves as a lecturer in the Program on Studies of Women,
Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. Kendra holds a JD cum laude from
Harvard Law School and a BHA from Carnegie Mellon University. They serve as the
Chair of the Board of Directors for the Tor Project, and as a member of the
Board of Directors of the ACLU of Massachusetts.

Jack Lerner is Clinical Professor of Law at the University
of California, Irvine School of Law and Director of the UCI Intellectual
Property, Arts, & Technology Clinic. Professor Lerner works to find
solutions to problems at the intersection of law and technology, particularly
how technology law and policy affect creative expression and innovation.  He has written and spoken widely on
copyright, privacy and other areas of technology law. In 2021, Professor Lerner
authored the landmark Rap on Trial Legal Guide, the first-ever treatise on the
use of rap lyrics in criminal trials (with Kubrin et al.). He is also Executive
Editor of the award-winning treatise Internet Law and Practice in California
(CEB). In 2015, he authored The Duty of Confidentiality in the Surveillance
Age, 17 J. Internet L. 1 (2014) (with Lee et al.). See more of Professor Lerner’s
publications at his UC Irvine profile.

Kim Thomas, HLS ’99, is a Clinical Professor of Law at the
University of Michigan Law School, where she has taught since 2003.  She teaches in the area of criminal law,
primarily in the Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic and the Juvenile Justice
Clinic, a clinic which she directs and co-founded. In 2021, Thomas was
appointed as a member of the Governor’s task force on juvenile justice reform,
which issued its recommendations for structural reform of Michigan’s youth justice
system in 2022.  Thomas’ research focuses
on youth who commit serious offenses and those who are serving long and life
sentences, as well as adult sentencing and post-conviction proceedings. Her
scholarly work has been published in the California Law Review, the Ohio State
Journal of Criminal Law, the U.C. Davis Law Review, among others.  In 2017, Thomas received a Fulbright award to
teach juvenile justice at the University College Cork, in Cork, Ireland. 

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