Law School Academic Support Blog

Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

LSAC Southwest Regional Workshop

The call for presenters and additional topics has been issued.  We are encouraging academic support professionals at all career levels to apply for being presenters/panel members.  The list of current topics and information on applying to be a presenter are also on the web site.  Please apply to be a presenter by e-mail or fax by midnight (extended from 5:00 p.m.) on Thursday, October 19th and provide the information indicated in the web site details. We are asking for a limited amount of information, so you still have time to apply today!

The workshop is being hosted by Texas Tech University School of Law on November 10 - 11, 2006.  You do not need to be from the region to attend the workshop or to be a presenter.  See the web site for details at LSAC Southwest Regional Workshop.

Main speakers at the meals for the workshop have now been selected.  See the web site for additional details on the topics.  The main speakers are:

  1. Michael Hunter Schwartz, Washburn University School of Law, will speak on Best Practices for Integrating Academic Support into the First-Year Curriculum, Influencing Faculty, and Designing Introductory Programs.
  2. Ellen L. Swain, Vermont School of Law, will speak on Best Practices for Working with Law Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD.
  3. Martha M. Peters, Iowa School of Law, will speak on Best Practices for Moving Forward in Academic Support: Assessment of Accomplishments and Focus on the Future.

The costs for registration and lodging are very reasonable.  The on-line registration fee of $50 covers lunch and dinner on Friday, meals on Saturday, and a resource binder.  Rooms cost $65 to $105 per night depending on whether you have a double, king, queen suite or king suite.  Details on lodging and flights are on the web site.

If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Amy L. Jarmon, Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs, at or (806) 742-3990, ext. 294. (alj)

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