Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Happy New Year! Can you believe that it is 2018?! Here is a list of upcoming events for your 2018 calendar.
AALS Annual Meeting is happening right now! The Academic Support Business Meeting is Friday, January 5, 2018 from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time in Temecula Room 4, North Tower/Ground Level. This year, the committee will be providing the option of calling (or video chatting) into the Business Meeting via a Zoom Meeting, so that members who are not in attendance can still participate. The instructions for calling into the meeting are below.
Topic: AALS Business Meeting - Academic Support. Time: Jan 5, 2018 7:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada).
- Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/4693069357
- Join from iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833,,4693069357# or +14086380968,,4693069357#
- Join by telephone: dial +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923. For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location.
- Meeting ID: 469 306 9357
The Academic Support Section Program is Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon Pacific Time in the Pacific Ballroom Salon 15, North Tower/Ground Level.
Sharing Scholarship & Building Teachers Conference hosted by the Albany Law School. The conference committee has not yet released the schedule and the upcoming conference is not posted anywhere. However, this conference is typically held in February. The focus of this conference is on junior faculty who teach a wide variety of subjects. Click here for last year’s announcement.
6th Annual Southwestern Consortium of Academic Support Professionals Workshop hosted by UNT Dallas College of Law in Dallas, Texas on March 9, 2018. The theme is “Assisting the Modern Law Student: Academic Support in Changing Times.” The save-the-date announcement, including a list of presenters, is available here.
Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Externships 9 Conference hosted by the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia from March 9–11, 2018. A full schedule of events is currently available online.
Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference hosted by the University of Denver Sturm College Of Law in Denver, Colorado from March 23–24, 2018. The conference committee has not yet released the schedule. This conference is free but advance registration is required.
Southeastern Legal Writing Conference co-hosted by Emory University College of Law and Georgia State University College of Law at Georgia State College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia from April 21–22, 2018. The conference committee has not yet released the schedule.
AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education in Chicago, Illinois from April 29—May 2, 2018. The schedule is available to view online.
Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) Conference, hosted by the St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri from May 22–24, 2018. Proposals are currently being accepted. The save-the-date announcement and rules for submitting a proposal can be found here.
Empire State Legal Writing Conference. Location and date to be announced. The conference committee has not yet released the schedule.
Law and Society Association’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada from June 7–10, 2018. The conference committee has not yet released the schedule.
AALS Workshop for New Law School Teachers in Washington, D.C. from June 7–9, 2018. The schedule for this conference is not yet published, but the primary focus is on helping new law teachers with teaching.
Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Conference hosted by Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington from June 18 – 20, 2018. The conference committee has not yet released the schedule. Presentation proposals are still being accepted through February 1, 2018. For my blogpost review of the 2017 conference, click here.
Legal Writing Institute (LWI) Biennial Conference hosted by the Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 11–14, 2018. The conference committee has not yet released the schedule.
Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from August 5–11, 2018. A tentative proposal is available online, and, among the various teaching topics, it includes a presentation entitled “Bar Preparation Strategies for Law Professors and Academic Support Programs.” For my blogpost review of the 2017 conference, click here.
Western Regional Legal Writing Conference. The location and date for 2018 have not been announced. To view the 2017 announcement, click here.
Central States Legal Writing Conference. The location and date for 2018 have not been announced. To view the 2017 announcement, click here.
Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Teaching Conference & LatCrit Junior Faculty Development Workshop hosted by Penn State Law at University Park, Pennsylvania from October 4 – 6, 2018. The conference committee has not yet released the schedule.
October/November Regional Conferences. The following conferences typically occur in October, but specific details are not yet available:
- New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers Annual Conference
- Capital Area Legal Writing Conference
- Annual Southern Clinical Conference
- Annual New England Clinical Conference
- Midwest Clinical Legal Education Conference
- West Coast Consortium of Academic Support Professionals
LWI One-Day Workshops in various locations across the country during the first two weeks of December. The details are not yet available, but you can check the LWI webpage here periodically for updates.
Global Legal Skills Conference hosted by Melbourne Law School in Melbourne, Australia from December 10–12, 2018. A tentative schedule is available to view online.
Coming in 2019
Applied Legal Storytelling. The location and date for 2019 have not been announced.
Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Biennial Conference. The location and date for 2019 have not been announced.
Kudos and Attributions
Professor Cathren Page of Barry University School of Law (with the help of Sue Liemer, Lurene Contento, Terry Pollman, Renee Allen, Sandra Simpson, and Kate Aschenbrenner) complied a non-exhaustive list of conferences that include presentations on teaching, legal writing, and academic support related topics and graciously shared their list with the legal writing listserv. Their listserv posting serves as the basis for this blog post. I added a few events, updated some of the details, and provided hyperlinks to the conference webpages when possible. I owe a big "thank you" to Professor Page and her colleagues. (Kirsha Trychta)