Saturday, January 13, 2018

Sixth biennial transactional law and legal skills conference in June - call for proposals

Emory is seeking for proposals to present at the sixth biennial conference on transactional law and legal skills the school is hosting in April. The theme of this year's conference is To Teach is to Learn Twice:  Fostering Excellence in Transactional Law and Skills Education. 

Here are the details:

CALL FOR PROPOSALS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION


Emory’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice is delighted to announce its sixth biennial conference on the teaching of transactional law and skills. The conference, entitled “To Teach is to Learn Twice: Fostering Excellence in Transactional Law and Skills Education,” will be held at Emory Law, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018, and ending at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018.


Four New and Different Things about the Conference:


• Presentation of the inaugural Tina L. Stark Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Transactional Law and Skills. Note: For information about how to nominate yourself or someone else for this award, please visit here.  

• New 45-minute “Try-This” time slots for individual presenters to demonstrate in-class activities.
• Reduced registration fee for new transactional law and skills educators.
• Reduced registration fee for adjunct professors.


CALL FOR PROPOSALS


We are accepting proposals immediately, but in no event later than 5 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2018.


We welcome you to present on any aspect of transactional law and skills education as long as you view it through the lens of our theme. We expect to receive proposals about theories, programs, curricula, courses, approaches, methods, and specific assignments or exercises that foster excellence in transactional law and skills education. In other words, what works best (excellence in teaching) to achieve particular student outcomes (excellence in learning)? If it’s true that “to teach is to learn twice,” what wisdom can you impart to others who may want to replicate or imitate what you are doing? How have you made yourself a better teacher? And how have you assured that you are achieving the best student outcomes?


Try-This Sessions. Each Friday afternoon “Try-This Session” will be 45-minutes long and will feature one classroom activity and one individual presenter.


Panels. Each Saturday session will be approximately 90 minutes long and feature a panel presenting two or more topics grouped together for synergy.


Please submit the proposal form electronically via the Emory Law website here before 5 p.m. on February 16, 2018.


PUBLICATION OF SELECTED MATERIALS


As in prior years, some of the conference proceedings as well as the materials distributed by the speakers will be published in Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, a publication of the Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law of The University of Tennessee, a cosponsor of the conference.


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION


Both attendees and presenters must register for the Conference and pay the appropriate registration fee: $220 (general); $200 (adjunct professor); or $185 (new teacher). Note: A new teacher is someone in their first three years of teaching.


The registration fee includes a pre-conference lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m., snacks, and a reception on June 1, and breakfast, lunch, and snacks on June 2. We are planning an optional dinner for attendees and presenters on Friday evening, June 1, at an additional cost of $50 per person.


Registration is now open for the Conference and the optional Friday night dinner at our Emory Law website here.


TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS


Attendees and presenters are responsible for their own travel arrangements and hotel accommodations. Special hotel rates for conference participants are available at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, less than one mile from the conference site at Emory Law. Subject to availability, rates are $149 per night. Free shuttle transportation will be provided between the Emory Conference Center Hotel and Emory Law.


To make a reservation at the special conference rate, call the Emory Conference Center Hotel at 800.933.6679 and mention “The Emory Law Transactional Conference.” Note: The hotel’s special conference rate expires at the end of the day on May 18, 2018. If you encounter any technical difficulties in submitting your proposal or in registering online, please contact Kelli Pittman, Program Coordinator, at kelli.pittman@emory.edu or 404.727.3382.


We look forward to seeing you in June!


Sue Payne                         Katherine Koops             Kelli Pittman
Executive Director         Assistant Director         Program Coordinator

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