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University of South Dakota School of Law

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Deadline Approaching for Spring Contracts Conference Hotel

AALS At 11:00 AM last Friday, the chant went up loud and clear in San Francisco:

"What do we want?"


"When do we want 'em?"


Were I in Valparaiso, where I have trained my first-year students to initiate this chant at the beginning of every Civil Procedure and Criminal Law class, I would not be surprised.   But in San Francisco?

At first, I thought it was the union workers outside of the San Francisco Hilton, but upon closer inspection, I noticed that most of the people carrying signs and chanting were wearing their AALS badges.  And given that a session of the AALS conference had just let out, I can only conclude that what they meant was something like, "We are not satisfied with the three hours of contracts law discussion hosted by the AALS Section on Contracts yesterday.  Enough of these other sessions that don't interest us.  We want more contracts sessions!"

Fortunately, there is a solution.  As we mentioned before, Stetson University College of Law and Texas Wesleyan School of Law are co-sponsoring the 6th Annual International Conference on Contracts, February 18 and 19, 2011, at Stetson’s beautiful campus in Gulfport, Fla. Similar to previous contracts conferences held at UNLV, McGeorge, South Texas, Texas Wesleyan, and Gloucester, England, this conference is designed to offer scholars and teachers at all experience levels an opportunity to present and discuss recently-published papers, forthcoming papers, works-in-progress, and pedagogical innovations, and to network with colleagues from the U.S and around the globe.

The conference hotel will be the Tradewinds Resort in nearby St. Pete Beach. Need we say more?  Well, in case we do need to say more, we'll say this: Stewart Macauley will give the keynote address.  

You can register for the conference here.

But here's the deal: those planning on attending need to reserve a hotel room by January 18th.  Otherwise, the Tradewinds will release the rooms and you won't be guaranteed a place to stay.  Of course, there are other options nearby.

Bates Motel

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