Saturday, December 4, 2010
On Friday, I drove to the Widener University School of Law to take part in the Legal Writing Institute’s “One-Day Workshops.” It was one of 13 held on Friday across the nation, with two more yet to come.
The main topics were the Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Legal Writing; Grading Papers and Handling Student Conferences; Teaching Legal Research and Citation; and Thinking Forward.
Many thanks to Mary Ellen Maatman and her Widener colleagues for organizing the event, and a special thanks to all presenters: Peter Blum (Valparaiso), Jennifer Lear (Widener-Harrisburg), Theresa Clark (Villanova), Christine Mooney (Villanova), Mary Nagel (John Marshall-Chicago), David Raeker-Jordan (Widener-Harrisburg), Carol Wallinger (Rutgers-Camden), Susan King (Widener-Wilmington), Candace Centeno (Villanova), Mary Alice Peeling (Widener-Wilmington), Ann Fruth (Widener-Harrisburg), and James Lare (Marshall, Dennehy, Coleman & Goggin).
Another thanks goes to all who attended. As is true at every Legal Writing event, the audience makes the program really valuable by asking great questions and contributing valuable insights.