Friday, July 15, 2011
I have just returned from the Applied Storytelling Conference at theDenver University’s Sturm College of Law and the Legal Writing Institute Writers Workshop held at the Chautauqua in Boulder. Both were fabulous experiences.
The Applied Storytelling Conference was sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute and the Clinical Legal Education Association. It permitted us to delve deeply into how lawyers, judges, clients, students and the rest of us think and persuade and are persuaded.
A big thanks to organizers David Thomson, Robert McPeake, Steve Johansen, Ruth Anne Robbins, Alison Julien, and Brian Foley. Here is a link to the program. Videos of the presentations will soon be available online. We’ll keep you posted.
The Writers Workshop was a great success. Twelve Legal Writing profesors brought their manuscripts and met with four facilitators: Steve Johansen, Jill Ramsfield, Chris Rideout, and me. We held large-group discussions about writing and publishing and broke down into small groups in which the manuscript of each participant was the subject of detailed, constructive discussion. Taking part in this workshop is probably the most professionally fulfilling thing I do.