2016 LWI Biennial Conference

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Hosted by LWI in Portland



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**Access the CONFERENCE APP.**

The Conference App. includes schedules, maps, presenter information, and much more!

You can access a tentative agenda for the 2016 Conference HERE.  (Note that this agenda is still tentative and is being adjusted as times and locations for each presentation are finalized.)


LWI would like to thank the generous sponsors who have helped to make this year's Biennial Conference a reality:



Gold Sponsors:

Bloomberg Law




Bronze Sponsors:

Carolina Press

West Academic

Friends of LWI:


Thompson Reuters

Special Thanks:

Dr. Bronner's


Diamond Sponsor:

Lewis & Clark Law School

Ruby Sponsors:

Duquesne University School of Law

The John Marshall Law School

Seattle University School of Law

Stetson University College of Law

Suffolk University Law School

Texas A&M University School of Law

Sapphire Sponsors:

ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Loyola Law School (Los Angeles)

Opal Sponsors:

Baylor Law School

California Western School of Law

Gonzaga University School of Law

Texas Tech University School of Law

UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

Washburn University School of Law

Pearl Sponsors:

DU Sturm College of Law

Georgetown University Law Center

University of Houston Law Center

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Marquette University Law School

Mercer University School of Law

Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center

Friends of LWI:

Drexel Univesity Kline School of Law

University of Wyoming College of Law

Please register for the 2016 Biennial Conference in Portland, July 10-13, 2016, at the following link:  REGISTRATION WEBSITE.

On the registration website, you can get information about the program, the opening reception, the Gala event, hotel accommodations, and Portland attractions.

After April 1, the registration fee is $535.

We hope to see you there!

Quick Reference for Biennial Conference Details:


  • ​Conference dates: July 10-13, 2016
  • Hotel block rate: $169.00 / night
    •  Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in downtown Portland -- in the heart of downtown Portland, just a block from Pioneer Square and within a short walk of access to light rail service, parks, a host of restaurants, and a walking/running route at the riverfront.
    •  Block rate available until June 18, 2016 -- thereafter rooms will be released to the general public and available at the block rate only if available
    • To make reservations, use the hotel's website devoted to this block (HERE) or contact the hotel directly (HOTEL WEBSITE) and provide the conference name (LWI 2016 Biennial Conference) to receive the block rate.
  • Registration fee:
    • Prior to March 31, 2016: $495.00
    • April 1 to July 9, 2016: $535.00
    • On-site registration: $555.00

Please keep in mind that for many of us, the conference actually falls at the very beginning of the next fiscal year (FY 2016-2017). But some deans do like to know before summer what travel is expected during that time. 


All the very best from your conference co-chairs,

Jason S. Palmer, Stetson Law School

Tonya Kowalski, Washburn Law School