On this page you will find information about the following conference-related subjects, in the following order, by scrolling down the page:
Upcoming International Conferences
Other Upcoming Conferences
Access to Virtual Legal Writing Conferences / Archives
If you are involved in planning or publicizing an upcoming legal writing conference, or if you have updated information concerning any conference currently appearing on this page, please contact the Legal Writing Institute website committee by emailing Suzanna Moran.
Upcoming International Conferences:
Other Upcoming Conferences/Workshops:
Engaging the Entire Class: Strategies for Enhancing Participation and Inclusion in Law School Classroom Learning
DATE: February 28, 2015
LOCATION: UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning and the UCLA School of Law are co-sponsoring a conference at UCLA on Saturday, February 28. The conference theme is “Engaging the Entire Class: Strategies for Enhancing Participation and Inclusion in Law School Classroom Learning,” and the conference features workshops led by five of the law professors who were profiled in the book What the Best Law Teachers Do (including at least one LWI face you all might recognize!), by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Gerry Hess, and Sophie Sparrow.
"Engaging the Entire Class: Strategies for Enhancing Participation and Inclusion in Law School Classroom Learning" is a one-day conference being presented by the UCLA School of Law and the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (ILTL) in Los Angeles, California on February 28, 2015.
The conference will include an opening and closing led by ILTL Co-Directors and Consultants, and five workshop sessions. Each workshop session will be presented by a teacher featured in What the Best Law Teachers Do.
Workshop presenters include:
Patti Alleva, University of North Dakota
Steven Friedland, Elon University
Steven K. Homer, University of New Mexico
Nancy Levit, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Hiroshi Motomura, UCLA
By the end of the conference, participants will have concrete ideas for enhancing participation and inclusion in law school classrooms to take back to their students, colleagues, and institutions.
Who Should Attend
This conference is for all law faculty (full-time and adjunct) who want to learn about enhancing participation and inclusion in law school.
After February 12, 2015
Registration is on-site only
$300 - General Attendance
$300 - Gonzaga University, University of Arkansas Little Rock, or Washburn University full/part-time faculty
$0 - UCLA Law full/part-time faculty (registration required)
Registration fee includes: all materials, and breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to the conference.
A block of rooms has been reserved until January 25, 2015 for the nights of February 27 and February 28 at:
UCLA Guest House
Make reservations by calling the hotel directly at (310) 825-2923 and mentioning that you are participating in the UCLA School of Law's "Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Conference at UCLA".
Please note: UCLA Guest House offers complimentary continental breakfast each morning but is not a full-food service hotel - meaning that they do not provide the service of ordering food via room service, and there is not a lobby restaurant. There are, however, many restaurants in Westwood Village, which is less than a 15 minute walk from the hotel. Also: On-site parking at the Guest House is free, but limited, on a first-come, first-served basis. If the hotel parking lot is full, the Guest House sells parking passes for the closest UCLA parking structure number 3.
Sixth Annual ASU Legal Scholars Conference
DATE: March 13-14, 2015
LOCATION: Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Tempe, AZ
Are you working on an article? Do you have a draft? A half-baked idea? If so, please join us in sunny Tempe this March to workshop your draft or half-baked idea at the 6th Annual ASU Legal Scholars Conference. Authors working on scholarship in all areas are welcome. This is a great opportunity to share your scholarship with other professors from around the country (and it’s a great motivation to get something written so that you can share it!) in a small-group environment. Generally, the participants are divided into small groups (usually 3-5 in a group). Participants share their papers with their small groups (full draft or half-baked draft) prior to the conference and then share feedback in those small groups at the conference. You’ll have the opportunity to network and meet all participants at a spring training baseball game (optional), opening reception & dinner, and a lunch.
There is no cost to attend the conference, but participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. Please feel free to forward this to any of your colleagues who may be interested in attending. Information about the conference can be found here http://conferences.asucollegeoflaw.com/legalscholars/
Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference
DATE: March 19-22, 2015
LOCATION: North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, NC
Come join us at the Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference! The Conference will be held at North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina on March 19-22. This year our Conference theme is The Pipeline: Preparing Prospective Students for Law School, Law Students for Practice, and the Next Generation of Law Professors. We are pleased to announce that our opening plenary speaker is Carla Pratt, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Educational Equity and author of The End of the Pipeline: A Journey of Recognition for African Americans Entering the Profession of Law (2011) (with Dr. Dorothy Evensen).
We also invite you to participate in our Works-In–Progress sessions. If you have an idea, paragraph, or completed manuscript on any topic come and vet them in a supportive environment. Publication opportunities are pending. To submit a Work-In-Progress, please contact Professor Lydia Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lastly, please contact professors M. Victoria Taylor (email@example.com) and Linh K. Dai (Linh.Dai@asu.edu) about our Student Writing Competition. We have extended the deadline, so please encourage your students to apply. First prize is $1000 and an all expense paid trip to the Conference.
You can learn more about the Conference at: http://www.seswpocc.org.
See you in March!
Global Legal Skills Conference
DATE: May 20-22, 2015
LOCATION: John Marshall Law School, Chicago, ILL
PROPOSALS DUE: February 15, 2015
The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin from Wednesday, May 20 through Friday, May 22 (with an optional Scholar's Forum on May 19). The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled to Mexico (twice), to Costa Rica (twice), to Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., and most recently to the University of Verona Faculty of Law in Verona, Italy.
This year’s conference (GLS 10) will be held at The John Marshall Law School for the first two days and will be hosted at Northwestern University School of Law for its final day. The two schools are within walking distance and are also served by subway line.
This message invites proposals for presentations. Proposals should be for a 25-minute presentation (for one or two people) or an interactive group panel presentation (no more than four panelists) of 75-minutes (including audience participation).
The conference audience will include legal writing professionals, international and comparative law professors, clinical professors and others involved in skills education, law school administrators, law librarians, and ESL/EFL professors and scholars. Also attending will be faculty members teaching general law subjects with a transnational or international component. Attendees have also included judges, lawyers, court translators, and others involved in international and transnational law. Attendees come from around the world, and as many as 35 countries have been represented in past conferences.
Please submit a proposal on any aspect of Global Legal Skills, including experiential learning, distance education, comparative law, international law, course design and materials, teaching methods, and opportunities for teaching abroad and in the United States. However, because the conference focuses on legal skills for a global audience, please tailor your proposal accordingly.
The schedule for GLS 10 will allow for professional networking opportunities and development and also a chance to take in the many sites (and excellent restaurants!) Chicago has to offer. Chicago is served by two airports, O’Hare and Midway, making travel to the city easy. The timing of the conference (the week before Memorial Day weekend) is intended to allow you to spend extra time exploring Chicago and its environs at a time when the temperatures are moderate and the skies are clear.
This is a self-funded academic conference, and as in past years, presenters will be asked to pay the registration fee of $225.00. A small number of need-based scholarships will also be available, especially for participants from outside the United States. Additional tickets for family members and friends will also be available for the walking tour, law school reception, and Union League Club Gala Dinner. Chicago in the springtime is a great travel destination for families where they can enjoy Millennium Park, two world class zoos, and the amazing Museum Campus.
You may submit more than one proposal but because of high demand for speaking slots you will only be allowed to speak on one panel.
Please send program proposals to
GLS10Chicago@gmail.com<mailto:GLS10Chicago@gmail.com>. You can also send a copy to Lurene Contento (Program Chair of GLS 10). Her email is 9Content@jmls.edu<mailto:9Content@jmls.edu>.
Please include “GLS 10 Proposal” in the subject line. Then, list the names and institutional affiliations of presenters, the title of your presentation, a brief summary of your presentation, the format you would prefer (25 minutes or 75 minutes), and the target audience.
The first deadline for submitting a proposal is February 12, 2015. If you submit your proposal by this date, the program committee will notify presenters of acceptance no later than March 6, so that you can make appropriate travel and hotel arrangements. You will find travel information and more conference information on our website, glsc.jmls.edu/2015. Additional proposals will be accepted through April 15 if additional speaking slots are available.
Spanish Language CLE Proposals
You may also submit proposals for CLE presentations in Spanish. A Spanish-language CLE track will include sessions for attorneys, law students, and court translators. Persons submitting proposals for presentations in Spanish may also submit a proposal in English as an exception to the single presentation rule. Proposals are sought on topics such as “Introduction to Mexican Law,” “Understanding the Amparo,” and “Latin American Corporation Law.”
Scholars’ Forum (Tues. May 19, 2015)
2015 Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) Conference
DATE: May 26-28, 2015
LOCATION: John Marshall Law School, Chicago, ILL
PROPOSALS DUE: January 12, 2015
The 2015 Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) Conference is set for May 26-28, at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. The conference presents a wonderful opportunity to expand and enhance your professional experience by sharing your skills and knowledge with an audience of peers from law schools across the country.
The Call for Proposals is available at the AASE web site: http://www.associationofacademicsupporteducators.org/conferencesevents.html. Proposals to present at the 2015 conference are due on January, 12, 2015.
Institute for Law Teaching and Learning—Summer 2015 Conference “Experiential Learning across the Curriculum”
DATE: June 13-14, 2015
LOCATION: Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA
PROPOSALS DUE: February 1, 2015
The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning invites proposals for conference workshops addressing the many ways that law teachers are incorporating experiential learning in all types of courses. With the rising demands for legal-education reform and “practice-ready” lawyers, this topic has taken on increased urgency in recent years. The Institute takes a broad view of experiential education, encompassing learning that integrates legal theory and knowledge, practice skills, and guided reflection, with the goal of teaching students how to learn from experience. Accordingly, we welcome proposals for workshops on incorporating experiential learning in doctrinal, clinical, externship, writing, seminar, hybrid, and interdisciplinary courses.
The Institute invites proposals for 60-minute workshops consistent with a broad interpretation of the conference theme. The workshops can address experiential learning in first-year courses, upper-level courses, required courses, electives, or academic support teaching. The workshops can present innovative teaching materials, course designs, curricular or program designs, etc. Each workshop should include materials that participants can use during the workshop and when they return to their campuses. Presenters should model effective teaching methods by actively engaging the workshop participants. The Institute Co-Directors are glad to work with anyone who would like advice in designing their presentations to be interactive.
To be considered for the conference, proposals should be one page (maximum), single-spaced, and include the following information:
· The title of the workshop;
· The name, address, telephone number, and email address of the presenter(s); and
· A summary of the contents of the workshop, including its goals and methods.
The Institute must receive proposals by February 1, 2015. Submit proposals via email to Associate Dean Sandra Simpson, Co-Director, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference is self-supporting. The conference fee for participants is $450, which includes materials, meals during the conference (two breakfasts and two lunches), and a welcome reception on Friday evening, June 12, 2015. The conference fee for presenters is $350. Presenters and participants must cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. Local hotel accommodations include the following options:
The conference workshops will take place all day on Saturday, June 13, and until the early afternoon on Sunday, June 14. Gonzaga University School of Law is hosting a welcome reception on the evening of June 12, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Barrister Winery, located in the downtown area, www.barristerwinery.com.
For more information, please contact:
Associate Dean Sandra Simpson
Professor Emily Grant
Professor Kelly Terry
Second Annual Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop
DATE: July 24-25, 2015
LOCATION: Washburn University School of Law,
PROPOSALS DUE: April 17, 2015
Washburn University School of Law is proud to announce the second annual Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop, to be held on July 24-25, 2015. This workshop will provide a unique collaborative environment in which to receive feedback from other legal writing professors on your scholarly projects. Participants will work in small groups to give suggestions, ask questions, and offer input on the papers presented.
The workshop organizers, Professors Emily Grant and Joseph Mastrosimone, strongly encourage scholarship submissions that are in any stage – idea outline, work-in-progress, or nearly complete and ready to submit. The call is open to all junior legal writing professors (defined as anyone without tenure) whether they are full-time, part-time, or adjunct faculty and those who are seeking employment as a legal writing professor.
There is no registration fee for the workshop. In addition, Washburn University School of Law will provide all meals during the workshop and hotel lodging for Friday night, July 24. The workshop will run from mid-afternoon Friday to mid-day Saturday to give participants sufficient time to travel Friday morning and Saturday evening, which should hopefully allow participants to attend the workshop without needing a second night’s hotel stay.
If you are interested in participating in the Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop, please let us know by April 17, 2015, by emailing me (Joseph Mastrosimone: email@example.com). In your email, please provide a short description of your scholarly work and give us your best guess as to what form it will take by the end of July (outline, early stage work-in-progress, nearly complete draft). A maximum of eight papers will be selected to guarantee a workshop atmosphere. Those selected will be notified by May 15, and workshop submissions must be completed by July 13, 2015.
Feel free to forward this call to others who may not be on this listserv. And please let me know if you have any questions!
More information about the 2015 workshop and last year’s successful workshop can be found at: http://washburnlaw.edu/legalwritingworkshop
LWI Writer’s Workshop
DATE: July 24, 2015
LOCATION: Seattle University, Seattle, WA
This year’s LWI Writers Workshop will take place immediately following the Applied Legal Storytelling Conference. (That conference takes place in Seattle on July 21-23.)
Details will follow soon. The Workshop is always fun and a great success. If you are interested, you will need a manuscript that is fairly far along, so please find some time to write.
Psychology of Persuasion Conference
DATE: September 18-19, 2015
LOCATION: University of Wyoming College of Law, Laramie, WY
PROPOSALS DUE: March 1, 2015