Speaking Engagements

Other Impact

National Conference of Bar Presidents: Game-Changers in Leadership, Innovation, and Collaboration

August 3, 2018, Chicago, IL

Kyle McEntee joined Debra Bachman Zabloudil and Aileen Schultz for the opening plenary for three conferences, the National Conference of Bar Presidents, National Conference of Bar Foundations, and National Association of Bar Executives. The world is moving quickly. Bar and foundation leaders need to not only be on top of their game to be effective—they need to change the game. During this fast-paced and interactive TED-style session, these industry leaders share how you can lead (Zabloudil), innovate (Schultz), and collaborate (McEntee) to change the game at your bar association or foundation.

National Conference of Bar Presidents: Workshop on Law School and Bar Collaboration

August 3, 2018, Chicago, IL

We've all seen the data—bar passage rates have been declining, and new and young lawyers are having a tough time making it in the profession when they finally to pass the bar. What can a bar association do to ensure law students are not only ready to pass the bar, but ready to become tomorrow's legal profession and bar association leaders? Collaboration with law schools is key. Kyle McEntee will continue his opening plenary discussion on law school transparency, joined by Sara Austin from the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Marlon Primes from the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, who will share their bar's collaboration efforts with law schools.

Summit on the Future of Legal Education and Entry to the Profession

April 12, 2018, Miami, FL

Kyle McEntee participated on the panel "Addressing Law School Affordability and Access" with Jerry Organ (St. Thomas), Jamie Studley, Aaron Taylor, and Scott Norberg.

The Challenge of Affordability and Access in Legal Education

February 20, 2018, Vancouver, Canada

While the common perception is that lawyers make a ton of money, most are still haunted by the student debt left behind by their legal education. In this report from On The Road at ABA Midyear Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Kyle McEntee, Rachel Van Cleave, and CJ Ryan about the rising cost of law school including what's driving the price to rise and what makes this a complicated issue to change. They also discuss other relevant issues such as reviewing the tenure process, declining bar passage rates, and the lack of legal jobs for successful graduates.

Phi Alpha Delta Conference

November 3, 2017, Arlington, VA

Kyle McEntee presented "Thinking Like a Lawyer About Law School" to an audience of prelaw students at the annual PAD conference.

Young Lawyers Division Standard 316 Debate

January 30, 2017

Kyle McEntee and David Frakt debated two law professors about the revisions the ABA made to Standard 316. They addressed the ABA Young Lawyers Division in advance of the ABA House of Delegates vote on the standard.

National Public Radio, Charlotte Talks

January 25, 2017, Charlotte, NC

Kyle McEntee joined several guests on Mike Collins' live show on WFAE (an NPR affiliate) to discuss Charlotte School of Law's struggles.

Women In The Law Roundtable at John Marshall Law School about intersectional challenges in the legal profession

November 28, 2016, Chicago, IL

Olympia Duhart and Kyle McEntee moderated a roundtable discussion for LST's new mini-series on women in the legal profession. Participants included a state judge and local practicing attorneys. The event was recorded and released in late 2016 alongside an NPR-style episode about the theme.

Women In The Law Roundtable at Wake Forest Law about Sexism in the Workplace

November 7, 2016, Winston Salem, NC

Kimber Russell and Kyle McEntee moderated a roundtable discussion for LST's new mini-series on women in the legal profession. Participants included a Wake Forest Law faculty member and career services professional, judge, and several practicing lawyers. The event was recorded and released in late 2016 alongside an NPR-style episode about the theme.

Women In The Law Roundtable at Seyfarth Shaw about solutions to gender-related issues in the legal profession

October 6, 2016, Boston, MA

Susan Bocamazo and Kyle McEntee moderated a roundtable discussion for LST's new mini-series on women in the legal profession. Participants included a state judge and local practicing attorneys. The event was recorded and released in late 2016 alongside an NPR-style episode about the theme.

Women In The Law Roundtable at Denver Sturm College of Law about the legal profession's leaky pipeline for women

October 4, 2016, Denver, CO

Kimber Russell and Kyle McEntee moderated a roundtable discussion for LST's new mini-series on women in the legal profession. Participants included practicing lawyers from a variety of backgrounds. The event was recorded and released in late 2016 alongside an NPR-style episode about the theme.

Campbell Law School

September 7, 2016, Raleigh, NC

Kyle McEntee presented to the law school faculty about LST's history and initiatives, followed by a Q&A.

Women In The Law Roundtable at Elon Law about Women Lawyers in the Media

September 6, 2016, Greensboro, NC

Olympia Duhart and Kyle McEntee moderated a roundtable discussion for LST's new mini-series on women in the legal profession. Participants included an Elon Law faculty member, pop culture expert, several practicing attorneys, and a justice for the North Carolina State Supreme Court. The event was recorded and released in late 2016 alongside an NPR-style episode about the theme.

Legal Hackers 2016 International Summit

July 16, 2016, New York, NY

Kyle McEntee talks about how the internet democratizes power and influence through a brief history of successful LST projects.

PreLaw Advisors National Council (PLANC) Quadrennial Conference

June 9, 2016, Chicago, IL

Kyle McEntee presented to an audience of prelaw advisors and law school admissions representatives about the available consumer information, perils of the U.S. News rankings, and resources provided by LST.

National Conference of Bar Examiners

April 15, 2016, Washington D.C.

Kyle McEntee and David Frakt, the chair of LST's national advisory council, presented the findings of the 2015 State of Legal Education to an audience of more than 450, which included state bar examiners from 53 jurisdictions and state supreme court justices from 35 states.

BronxNet

March 8, 2016, New York City, NY

Kyle McEntee appeared live on the local Bronx station to discuss the Uniform Bar Exam, Thomas Jefferson School of Law lawsuit over deceptive employment statistics, and LST's role in the legal profession.

National Public Radio, Radio Times

November 20, 2015, Philadelphia, PA

Kyle McEntee appeared live on Radio Times for an hour to discuss LST's investigation into law school admissions and retention practices with Jordan Weissman (Slate) and Roger Dennis (Dean, Drexel Law; Member, Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education).

Admissions Straight Talk

November 11, 2015

Kyle McEntee joined host Linda Abraham to discuss law schools.

California Public Radio, Wagner and Winick on the Law

November 7, 2015, Monterey, CA

Kyle McEntee appeared live on the program for nearly two hours to discuss LST's 2015 State of Legal Education report.

Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference

October 2, 2015, Denver, CO

Kyle McEntee participated on a panel of external influencers of legal education to discuss how to change law schools from the outside.

2015 NAPLA Annual Conference

June 16, 2015, New York, NY

Kyle McEntee presented to a crowd of prelaw advisors and law school admissions staffers on employment data and various tools for making law school application decisions.

Should Law Schools Drop the LSAT Requirement? HuffPost Live Segment

March 10, 2015, New York, NY

Kyle McEntee appeared live on HuffPost Live to discuss the new ABA accreditation requirement that allows law schools to admit up to 10% of the class without an LSAT score.

Minnesota Public Radio, The Daily Circuit

February 18, 2015, Minneapolis, MN

During an hour-long call-in show, Kyle McEntee and Eric Janus (dean at William Mitchell College of Law) discussed law school economics, how and why things have changed, and where things are going.

NAPLA Boston Connect

February 6, 2015, Boston, MA

Kyle McEntee made a presentation, "Understanding Consumer Information," which explained employment and cost information to pre-law advisers, as well as how to use LST's web tools. The presentation was followed by a Q&A.

North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors

January 22, 2015, Cary, NC

Kyle McEntee presented to the bar association board, staff, and members on how the LST Reports can unbind law schools and prospective law students from the toxic influence of the U.S. News rankings on decision-making.

ABA Task Force on Legal Education Financing

August 9, 2014, Boston, MA

Kyle McEntee addressed the Task Force for 75 minutes with a speech followed by a Q&A on student loan reform, the impact of student debt on individual lives, and real debt and cost statistics.

OpenGov Hub

June 19, 2014, Washington, D.C.

Kyle McEntee spoke at a luncheon to transparency advocates on how LST increased access to information and improved the quality of that information.

Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisers

June 17, 2014, Baltimore, MD

Kyle McEntee explained employment and cost information to pre-law advisers, as well as how to use LST's web tools. The presentation was followed by a Q&A.

Above the Law Attorney@Blog Conference

May 13, 2014, New York, NY

Kyle McEntee participated in a panel, "Technology as an Agent of Change," where he discussed how LST used technology to build its credibility and compel change. He was joined by Elie Mystal (Above the Law), Karen Sloan (National Law Journal), and Josh Peck (Duane Morris).

Tennessee State Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

October 29, 2013, Nashville, TN

Kyle McEntee was an invited guest of the committee chair to discuss problems with legal education. The two other guests were Dean Douglas Blaze (Tennessee) and Dean Peter Letsou (Memphis).

ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education

August 10, 2013, San Francisco, CA

Kyle McEntee presented to the Task Force with comments about how it can improve its working paper, specifically focusing on urgency, the importance of reestablishing trust in legal education, and methods for improving the quality of post-graduation jobs data.

United States Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference

May 2, 2013, Fort Worth, TX

Kyle McEntee participated on a panel, "The Future of Legal Education," with Judge Royal Furgeson (future law dean at University of North Texas), Dean Jim Rosenblatt (Mississippi College of Law), Dean Maria Lopez (Loyola – New Orleans School of Law), and Debby Merritt (law professor at Ohio State). Over 500 guests were in attendance, including judges from the Fifth Circuit and its feeder courts.

Western Association of Pre-Law Advisers

April 13, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Kyle McEntee made a presentation, "Understanding Consumer Information," which explained employment and cost information to pre-law advisers, as well as how to use LST's web tools. The presentation was followed by a Q&A.

Utah Law School

April 12, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Kyle McEntee presented to students, staff, and professors about LST's history and legal education reform. The presentation was followed by a Q&A.

Villanova Law School

March 26, 2013, Villanova, PA

Kyle McEntee presented to the law school faculty about LST's history and initiatives, followed by a Q&A.

ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education

February 9, 2013, Dallas, TX

Derek Tokaz presented three suggestions for the Task Force to consider in drafting its report.

ABA Section of Legal Education Council Meeting

December 1, 2012, Denver, CO

In an unprepared speech, Kyle McEntee addresses the council about the successes of the ABA and the opportunities it can still capitalize upon in protecting students and holding law schools accountable.

Symposium on the Law School in the New Legal Environment, Washington University School of Law

October 26, 2012, St. Louis, MO

Kyle McEntee was a featured panelist on "Affordability and Access to Legal Education in the New Legal Environment." He was joined by Dean Steve Willborn, (LSAC Chair, and former Nebraska Law dean), Chris Chapman (CEO, Access Group), Debby Merritt (law Professor at Ohio State), and Jerry Organ (law professor at University of St. Thomas). The panel was followed by a Q&A.

National Public Radio, Radio Boston

July 12, 2012

During a 30 minute call-in show, Kyle McEntee and Dean Vincent Rougeau (Boston College) discussed the future of legal education. After the host asked questions, callers were invited to ask questions about the topic.

Minnesota Public Radio, The Daily Circuit

April 19, 2012

During an hour-long call-in show, Kyle McEntee and Aaron Taylor (law professor at St. Louis University) discussed whether or when law school is worth it. After the host asked questions, callers were invited to ask questions pertaining to legal education reform and the law school cost-benefit analysis.

Global Legal Education Forum, Harvard Law School

March 25, 2012, Cambridge, MA

Kyle McEntee was on the featured panel of the three-day conference, "Are Law Schools in Crisis?" He was joined by David Segal (Reporter, New York Times), Dean Bryant Garth (Southwestern Law School, Co-Editor Journal of Legal Education), and Lauren Robel (President of AALS, Provost of Indiana University, former Indiana law dean). The panel unpacked the crisis in legal education with a view towards proposing concrete initiatives for identified issues. The panel was followed by a Q&A.

ABA Standards Review Committee

November 11, 2011, Chicago, IL

Kimber Russell presents on behalf of LST to the committee on the importance of revising Standard 509's prohibition of deceptive disclosure, increasing law school oversight, and mandating certain disclosures.

Center for American Progress

October 19, 2011, Washington, D.C.

Kyle McEntee participated in a private convening of advocates who represent the interests of students on higher education policy issues to discuss ways to make student advocacy efforts as effective as possible.

CNN, Sunday Morning with T.J. Holmes

September 4, 2011, Atlanta, GA

In a live television interview, Kyle McEntee explains why law schools are facing criticism about their job placement figures and how LST seeks to stop the unethical practices.

ABA Journal Roundtable

January 24, 2011

Kyle McEntee participated in a podcast roundtable. He was joined by Dean David Yellen (Loyola – Chicago Law, chair of the Standard 509 subcommittee), Anna Stolley Persky (lawyer and journalist), and Kimber Russell (lawyer and blogger). They discussed the criticisms facing law schools, from the quality of education to the way schools recruit new members of the legal profession.

ABA Questionnaire Committee Hearing

November 8, 2010, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The committee chair, Dean Art Gaudio (Western New England School of Law), invited testimony, written and oral, from LST. Kyle McEntee presented to the committee on the shortcomings of the current questionnaire, an annual accreditation requirement. Specifically, he outlined why the ABA was complicit with law schools' deceptive recruiting tactics and shared LST's proposal for the data the ABA ought to be collecting. He fielded questions from members.

Tennessee Judicial Conference

June 24, 2010, Nashville, TN

During a program called "The Changing Face of the Bar," Patrick Lynch presented the problems LST identified regarding deceptive recruiting tactics at U.S. law schools. Following his presentation, he participated in a panel discussion with Dean Joe Loser (Nashville School of Law), Dean Jeff Kinsler (Belmont University School of Law), Assistant Dean Julie Sandine (Vanderbilt Law), Justice William Koch (Tennessee Supreme Court), and Judge Randy Kennedy (Seventh Circuit Court of Tennessee). Lawyers and judges from around the state were in attendance.

ABA Journal Roundtable

June 7, 2010

Kyle McEntee participated in a podcast roundtable called "How Law Schools Can Help Next Gen Lawyers Take Gamble Out of Hefty Tuition." He was joined by Dean Donald Polden (Santa Clara Law, chair of the ABA Standards Review Committee) and Dean David Van Zandt (Northwestern University Law School). They discussed deceptive recruiting tactics, the ABA's role in ensuring a fairer entry to the profession, the job market, and the cost of law school.