About the Education Conference

RLAW Education Conference (Virtual) • October 26 – 28, 2021

RILA's cultivated retail legal community offers valuable wisdom – with a one-of-a-kind network – to share practices, exchange ideas, and engage with peers from leading retail companies.

The Retail Law Conference is one of the premier events that focus on in-house counsel working in the retail industry. This conference is here to help you answer your questions with strategies that work. You'll explore the latest legal trends in the industry with law firms featuring some of the most brilliant legal minds. Keep your skill set competitive and fresh with content presented by some of the most innovative, inspiring, and creative law firms in the country.

The RLAW Education Conference, to be held virtually on October 26 – 28, equips your entire corporate legal team with the knowledge and updates needed to operate in the unique retail ecosystem. Elite outside counsel join with in-house lawyers to provide the educational content and practical perspective to answer your questions with strategies and leading practices that work. Explore the latest legal trends and up-and-coming issues. In addition, attendees have an unparalleled opportunity to network with hundreds of peers from other corporate legal teams facing similar challenges.

The RLAW Education Conference experience can be purchased for your entire legal team based on the number of seats you need with group pricing that gives you the best pricing available. Plus, the legal team group pricing includes registration for the RLAW Leadership Summit for up to three people on your senior legal team! 

Learn About Legal Team Packages

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Education That Works for Your Schedule

Three half-days of Industry-leading education from noon to 5 p.m. ET — so you still have half your day to stay connected to other responsibilities.

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Strategic Discussions on the Latest Issues

Daily keynotes and closing general sessions addressing the critical legal issues affecting retailers in today’s “new normal.”

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Cutting-Edge Retail Legal Topics

CLE programming featuring top industry experts with in-house counsel to provide a practical perspective. New this year: “Ask a GC” sessions! 

Schedule at-a-Glance

  • Tuesday Oct 26, 2021
  • Wednesday Oct 27, 2021
  • Thursday Oct 28, 2021
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

Opening Remarks - Day 1

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Opening General Session

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM

Breakout Sessions (3 CLE Sessions, 2 Roundtable Discussions, 1 Ask-a-GC)

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

Breakout Sessions (3 CLE Sessions, 2 Roundtable Discussions, 1 Ask-a-GC)

3:30 PM – 4:20 PM

Breakout Sessions (3 CLE Sessions, 2 Roundtable Discussions, 1 Ask-a-GC)

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Closing General Session

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

Opening Remarks - Day 2

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Opening General Session

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM

Breakout Sessions (3 CLE Sessions, 2 Roundtable Discussions, 1 Ask-a-GC)

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

Breakout Sessions (3 CLE Sessions, 2 Roundtable Discussions, 1 Ask-a-GC)

3:30 PM – 4:20 PM

Breakout Sessions (3 CLE Sessions, 2 Roundtable Discussions, 1 Ask-a-GC)

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Closing General Session

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

Opening Remarks - Day 3

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Opening General Session

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM

Breakout Sessions (3 CLE Sessions, 2 Roundtable Discussions, 1 Ask-a-GC)

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

Breakout Sessions (3 CLE Sessions, 2 Roundtable Discussions, 1 Ask-a-GC)

3:30 PM – 4:20 PM

Breakout Sessions (3 CLE Sessions, 2 Roundtable Discussions, 1 Ask-a-GC)

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Closing General Session

All times listed in Eastern Time (ET).

Learning Formats

At the RLAW Virtual Education Conference innovative learning formats and engaging spaces that foster knowledge are key to aligning your educational needs with your personal learning level and interests. We're excited to offer a mix of instruction based educational sessions led by the some of the brightest law firms as well as opportunities for you to learn and share from your retail industry peers.

General Sessions

World-class experts inspire by sharing their unique experiences and insights on the latest developments affecting in-house legal teams.

CLE Sessions

A blend of lecture-based instruction, case studies, peer learning and interaction help you get down in the details about specific issues and topics.

Small Group Discussions

Peer-led roundtable discussions and Ask-a-GC sessions explore ideas, tips, and real-world scenarios with your peers and industry leaders.

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