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Master of Jurisprudence Conference: Enrollment Management Strategy and Best Practice

Please join us in San Antonio at the St. Mary’s University School of Law for collaboration and program development at the first Master of Jurisprudence Conference. With the growing presence of non-J.D. Master level degrees on law campuses across the country St. Mary’s University School of Law is proud to announce that, in conjunction with The University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, we are convening the first conference primarily for law school administrators to define the climate and best practices of Master-level programs as well as to explore future directions in administration, policy, enrollment management and curriculum development.

When: March 17-18, 2017

Where: St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas


The registration is $250 for full participants and $60 for guests who plan to attend the receptions. This cost will cover shuttles to and from the hotel to the conference, lunch both days, a Friday reception and a closing reception on Saturday. Links to register online can be found here:

Attendee Registration
Guest Registration


St. Mary’s has negotiated an excellent rate at one of San Antonio’s most historic hotels, the Menger Hotel. Located right next to the Alamo, the Historic Menger Hotel reigns as the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi. Single and double occupancy is $139 per night, and $149 per night for triple and quad occupancy. This rate will be held until Friday, February 24. 2017.

The Menger Hotel
204 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Reserve your room here


Sessions will be held from 8:45 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. each day. Each session will last 90 minutes and will cover topics such as recruitment, marketing, grading standards, on-line education, accreditation concerns and employment opportunities, among others.

If you are interested in presenting on a topic or moderating a session, or have any other questions, please contact Professor of Law Colin P. Marks at or Shannon Sevier, Law Graduate Programs Coordinator, at


Friday, March 17, 2017

7:45 a.m.: Shuttle to St. Mary’s University School of Law

8 to 9 a.m.: Breakfast

8:30 to 8:45 a.m.: Conference Registration

8:45 to 9 a.m.: Opening Remarks

9 to 10:30 a.m.: Student Support Services – Guided Discussion

  • Career Services
  • Academic Support
  • Summer Programs/Internships

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Assessments and Grading – Guided Discussion

  • How to Assess
  • Assessment Tools
  • Examination Policies
  • Grading Policies
  • Expectations and Student Outcomes

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Lunch

  • Discussion on Creation of a Master Consortium

1:30 to 3 p.m.: Campus Climate – Guided Discussion

  • Incorporating Students into the J.D. Classroom
  • Faculty Messaging
  • Inclusion in Student Life (Student Bar Association, Clubs, etc.)

3:15 to 4:45 p.m.: Curriculum – Guided Discussion

  • Standards and Specialized Concentrations
  • Instructional Materials
  • Certifications

5 p.m.: Shuttle to the Menger Hotel

6 p.m.: Evening Reception
The Menger Hotel

Saturday, March 18, 2017

7:45 a.m.: Shuttle to St. Mary’s University School of Law

8 to 9 a.m.: Breakfast

9 to 10:30 a.m.: Enrollment Management – Guided Discussion

  • Admissions/Credential Evaluation
  • Orientation
  • Advising/Registration
  • Degree Certification/Graduation

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Best Practices – Guided Discussion

  • Policy, programming, curriculum, recruiting and retention
  • Name of Program
  • Employer Recognition
  • Minimum Graduation Requirements

12:30 to 2 p.m.: Lunch sponsored by iLaw

  • Administrative and Pedagogical Needs for Online Programs

2:15 to 3:45 p.m.: Marketing – Guided Discussion

  • This session will examine examples of how data-driven decision making and marketing can enable an institution to meet changing enrollment goals.

4 p.m.: First shuttle to the Menger Hotel

4:30 p.m.: Reception
Law Administration Building, Atrium

5:45 p.m.: Second shuttle to the Menger Hotel

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