The Georgetown University Law Center will host the Second Annual Capital Area Legal Writing Conference March 9-10, 2012. Presentations are planned on a broad range of topics related to the effective teaching of legal writing, including but not limited to evolving pedagogies, the implementation of new teaching and evaluative techniques, developments in legal research and writing scholarship, the use of technology in teaching, integration between legal writing and substantive areas of law, and a view toward the future needs of our students in the workplace.
We are thrilled to announce our two featured speakers:
Patricia A. Millet, the head of Akin Gump's Supreme Court practice and former assistant to the Solicitor General and attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Division has agreed to be our keynote speaker. Ms. Millet was recently named in the October Washingtonian as one of Washington's 100 most powerful women.
Carol McCrehan Parker, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Law, Director of Legal Writing at the University of Tennessee College of Law, and winner of the 2011 Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing has agreed to speak at our luncheon.
Friday, March 9, 2012
We invite you to express your interest in participating in a Scholars’ Forum, sponsored by ALWD, which will be held at Georgetown University Law Center the weekend of the conference on Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. This informal forum is designed for non-tenured legal writing faculty who seek an opportunity to develop their scholarship on topics broadly related to our field. Participants will be divided into small groups led by experienced legal scholars and will both present their work and receive feedback on their scholarship ideas, works-in-progress, or working drafts.
We are fortunate that three exceptionally accomplished scholars have agreed to lead the groups: Lisa McElroy, Associate Professor of Law, Earle Macke School of Law, Drexel University; Christy DeSanctis, Professor of Legal Research and Writing and Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program, The George Washington University Law School; and Ruth Anne Robbins, Clinical Professor and Director of Lawyering Programs, Rutgers University School of Law, Camden.
There is no fee to participate, but enrollment is limited to twelve and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To express your interest, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your e-mail should include a brief (one paragraph) description of the project that you plan to present.
Agenda: For more information on the agenda, please see the Final Agenda.