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Rotaract Meeting: Amos Jones (Assistant Professor at Campbell Univ. Law School)

We hope you'll join our meeting on Saturday, July 13th at 1PM. At today's meeting we have the honor to hear Professor Amos Jones of Campbell Law School talk about Legal Education and the Practice of Law: Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing Global Order

Amid a wave of economic catastrophe and technological transformation, America’s legal profession is grappling with certain transformation. Decreasing demand for legal education and forever-altered client expectations have led to a national re-examination of long-term systemic aims among law faculties and practicing lawyers.

Campbell University Assistant Professor of Law Amos Jones has written about and lectured on professional practice since transitioning from the full-time practice of law into the legal academy in 2010. His current appellate work includes defining the so-called “ministerial exception” to employment-discrimination laws, a church-immunity doctrine that was recognized for the first time by the United States Supreme Court in early 2012 after 40 years of development in all circuits of the federal courts of appeal.

Today, he brings his perspective on current proposals for change in the legal profession to our club the Rotaract Club of Metro Washington, D.C. In his address, Jones will present particularly important challenges and opportunities, briefly analyzing what such changes could mean for commercial and private clients in the legal marketplace.  In the final analysis, Jones will offer a new framework of professional populism, arguing that the costly lessons for lawyers from the last decade can mightily direct legitimate, sustainable, and responsible reform in legal education and in the field.  He then will field questions from the audience.

About Amos Jones

Amos Jones is an Assistant Professor of Law at Campbell University in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, with a Juris Doctor degree from the Harvard Law School, and is now  teaching Contracts, Professional Responsibility, and a perspectives-oriented course he designed titled The Black American Lawyer.  In[masked], he served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, where he has taught Comparative Constitutional Law and Legal Problems of the Poor.  His scholarship and public engagement focus on, among other topics, ethics in the practice of law.

 

If you never joined a meeting before, this is a great way to be introduced to the club. There will be plenty of opportunity to get to meet and talk with other club members and you will also get to know more about Rotaract and Rotary.

Afterwards we will head out for a snack at a close by Food Court or as otherwise decided.

Hope to see you there,

GO ROTARACT!

Special Instructions: [Please bring a form of I.D when entering the building as Wilson Building is a government building. Picture I.D can be your driver's license or US or foreign passport].

We meet at the Wilson Building (Offices of the DC Mayor & DC City Council) in Room 120, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. We are about 2 blocks from the White House. Please use D Street, NW entrance which is around the building.

Wilson Building is accessible via Metro Federal Triangle Station (Orange Line) or Metro Center Station (Red, Orange and/or Blue Lines).

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