Law Dean Talks about Tomorrow’s Lawyers at Florida Tech’s Second Annual Lecture in Law Sept. 26

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology’s School of Arts and Communication will host Patricia D. White, dean and professor of law, University of Miami School of Law, at the Second Annual Lecture in Lawon Sept. 26. Her presentation, “Tomorrow’s Lawyers,” will be held on campus in the Denius Student Center’s John and Martha Hartley Room at 6 p.m. with check-in beginning at 5 p.m.

Law schools have been under attack in the popular press and the legal profession is changing in many ways. The traditional funding models for education are becoming increasingly problematic. White will address these issues and will share her vision for legal education and the profession. She will discuss how to anticipate the continuing effects that globalization, technology and the economy will have on the legal world. 

Recently named America’s most influential woman in legal education by the National Jurist, White was also cited as one of the nine transformative law deans in the first decade of this century by the well-known legal blogger Brian Leiter. She has recently been asked to co-chair the American Bar Association’s new Legal Jobs Corps Initiative.

Before joining the Miami School of Law, White was dean of the Sandra DayO’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University for a decade. She became the dean of the Miami School of Law in 2009 and has since founded Legal Corps, a unique and nationally lauded fellowship program that places bar-certified Miami Law graduates in non-profit and public sector organizations nationwide. To date, 188 Legal Corps Fellows have provided more than 170,000 hours of legal assistance around the country.

The talk is free to the general public and Florida Tech faculty, students and staff. The cost for 1.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for professionals is $25.

Participants are encouraged to preregister, but late registration is accepted if there are seats available on the day of the lecture during the check-in process at 5 p.m. There will be a reception at 5:15 p.m. To register, or for more information,call (321) 674-8382, or email

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