Noon- 1 p.m. | Welcome Reception 

1-2 p.m. | Opening Remarks 

Fostering Resilience and Engagement in Law Students

  • Dr. Ann Sinsheimer, JD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Andrele Brutus St. Val, JD, LLM University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Dr. Omid Fotuhi, PhD LRDC, University of Pittsburgh

Building Resilience Among Law Students through Improv

  • Ben Bratman, JD, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Olwyn Conway, JD, Moritz College of Law F

2-2:15 p.m. | Break

2:15-3:15 p.m. | Keynote: Dr. Shannon Brady, PhD, Wake Forest University

3:30-4:30 p.m. | Resilience and Psychology Panel

  • Nicole Appleberry, JD University of Michigan Law School, Building Law Student Resilience Through Dialogue 
  • Mary Nicole Bowman, JD Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, Arizona State University, Resilience: Overcoming Emotional Barriers to Learning

4:30-5:30 p.m. | Project Showcase: Resilience and Belonging

  • Dr. Nancy Winfrey, PhD, Wake Forest University School of Law, Equipping Faculty to Integrate Character: A Workshop on Teaching Resilience
  • Brenda Gibson, JD Wake Forest University School of Law The Importance of Community in Addressing Trauma and Building Resilience
  • Anne Mullins, JD & Kelley Thompson, JD Stetson University College of Law, The Stetson Inns: Fostering Professional Identity Formation through Relationship-Rich Education

5:30-6:30 p.m. | Reception: We invite everyone to join us for hors d’oeuvres and mingle with fellow participants

Friday, May 17

9-9:30 a.m. | Breakfast

9:30-10 a.m. | Keynote: Dr. Victoria Quintanilla, PhD, Indiana University, Can Coupling Psychological and Structural Interventions Promote Access to the Legal Profession?

10-10:30 a.m. | Dr. Kevin Binning, PhD University of Pittsburgh Creating Space for Conversations About Belonging

10:30-10:45 a.m. | Break

10:45-11:45 a.m. | Mindfulness Panel

  • Lynn Su, JD, New York Law School, Mindfulness: A Tool to Promote Resilience and Well-Being for Law Students
  • Meg Holder, JD & Irene Ten Cate, JD Brooklyn Law School, Law School and the Imposter Phenomenon
  • Allie Linsenmeyer, MEd University of Pittsburgh School of Law 

11:45-Noon | Break

Noon-1 p.m. | Showcase: Curricular & Classroom Interventions

  • Patrick J. Long, JD, University at Buffalo School of Law, The First Rule of Resilience is You Don't Talk About Resilience 
  • Dr. Susan Tanner, JD, PhD, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law & Dr. Jessica Findley, JD, PhD University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Equipping Faculty to Integrate Character: A Workshop on Teaching Resilience 
  • Natalie Netzel, JD, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Teaching Resilience to Clinic Students
  • Patricia Winograd, JD, Loyola Marymount University Law School, Building Resilience & Well-Being in Law School: Individual & Community Resilience Work Through a Narrative Framework 

1-2:15 p.m. | Working Lunch

Sheila Confer, EdD & Haley Hayden, MA, EdD, University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg

Marcy Yonkey, MFA & Susan Graff, MS University of Pittsburgh, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Navigating Mental Health Together

2:15-2:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks

2:30-3:30 p.m. | Roundtable Discussion