Category Archives: Legal Research & Writing

Call for Papers: Literature and Law

Call for Papers:

GRAAT Online welcomes contributions relating to literature and law in the English-speaking world, contributions which may address, but are not necessarily limited to, the following areas:

  • the historical development of law/literature interdisciplinary studies
  • developments of this field across geographical/cultural borders
  • the vulgarisation/popularisation of law through literature
  • law and literature: from a new trend to a new culture?
  • academics and/as lawyers – lawyers and/as academics
  • specific authors and their depiction/use of literature in judicial decisions
  • academic and judicial limits of literature and law

Please send proposals of around 250 words and a short biography by November 12, 2012 to Geraldine Gadbin-George (geraldine.george@gmail.com) and Trevor Harris (trevor.harris@univ-tours.fr). Completed articles will be due May  15, 2013.

Contact Information:

Geraldine Gadbin-George
geraldine.george@gmail.com

Trevor Harris
trevor.harris@univ-tours.fr

Applied Legal Storytelling Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

July 22-24, 2013

Location:

City Law School
London, UK

Description:

This conference will bring together academics, judges, and practitioners to explore the role of narrative in legal practice and to discuss curricular strategies that will prepare students to use story and narrative as they enter the practice of law.

Contact Information:

Steve Johansen , tvj@lclark.edu
Robert McPeake, R.J.Mcpeake@city.ac.uk
Brian J. Foley, bfoley@fcsl.edu
Ruth Anne Robbins, ruthanne@camden.rutgers.edu
Stefan H. Krieger, Stefan.H.Krieger@hofstra.edu
Erika Rackley, erika.rackley@durham.ac.uk

2012 SE/SW People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

March 29-April 1, 2012

Location:

Cumberland School of Law
Birmingham, Alabama

Description:

The conference theme, Transformative Advocacy, Scholarship, and Praxis: Taking Our Pulse, examines the ways in which legal scholars are transforming our institutional and external communities through advocacy, scholarship, and community engagement.

Contact Information:

Professor Wendy Greene
wendy.greene@samford.edu

http://www.samford.edu/cumberland/seswpocc2012/default.aspx?id=45097158634

Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

March 23-24, 2012

Location:

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona

Description:

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is proud to host the 2012 Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference.  We welcome legal writing scholars from across the United States to attend and share their experience and expertise for a weekend filled with the 3 R’s—Research, ‘Ritin’, and Relaxation!

Contact Information:

http://conferences.asucollegeoflaw.com/legalwriting/

Western Regional Legal Writing Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

August 10-11, 2012

Location:

University of Oregon School of Law
Eugene, Oregon

Description:

In accordance with the conference theme, Olympic Gold: The Teaching, Scholarship, and Service Triathlon, we invite conference presenters to share ideas for succeeding in the triathlon of teaching, scholarship, and service.

We are excited to announce that the plenary speaker for the conference will be Judy Stinson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Clinical Professor of Law at Arizona State University.  Dean Stinson will share her ideas, gained over 18 years of teaching, writing, and serving, about how to be successful in a discipline that requires each of us to balance so many different roles.

Finally, we are pleased to host an ALWD Scholars’ Forum/Workshop on August 10, 2012.  The Forum/Workshop will give up to sixteen colleagues the opportunity to present their scholarship—from the brainstorming stage to developed drafts—to other legal writing faculty for discussion and feedback.

Contact Information:

http://law.uoregon.edu/lrw/lwconference2012/

7th Biennial Central States Regional Writing Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

September 16-17, 2011

Location:

The John Marshall Law School

Description:

The conference will focus on teaching law degree candidates real-world skills, helping degree candidates move from academics into practice, and developing measures to assess degree candidate learning of lawyering skills. 

Contact Information:

http://events.jmls.edu/bcslwc/

Preparing Students for the Practice of Law

Date(s) of Conference:

December 7-9, 2011

Location:

Mtunzini, South Africa 

Description:

The conference will focus on:
– teaching multilingual students
– working with students with an inadequate secondary education
– designing legal writing programs in universities with limited resources
– teaching legal reading
– teaching writing in large classes
– teaching writing in clinical programs
– diagnosing writing problems and commenting on student work
– learning theories
– teaching methods

Contact Information:

Janet Dickson
dicksonj@seattleu.edu

Olugbenga Oke-Samuel
lawville@yahoo.com

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/