Friday, November 25, 2005

Legal Writing at AALS

The Association of American Law Schools' (AALS) annual meeting is fast approaching, January 3 - 7, 2006, in Washington, D.C.  If you're still on the fence about whether to go, or if you want to fill your dance card, listed below are some of the events that may be of particular interest to legal writing professors.  There are many more events, enough to keep anyone busy all day and evening.  You can view the full schedule and registration materials at

Tues., Jan. 3rd:
4-6 p.m.  Legal Writing Insitute (LWI), Board meeting

Weds., Jan. 4th:
8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Workshop on Integrating Transnational Legal Perspectives into the IL Curriculum

8:45 - 5:30 p.m. Workshop on the Search for Balance in the Whirlwind of Law School, including:
        2 - 3:30 p.m.  Teaching Methods & Grading

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.  Section on Law Libraries luncheon

Thurs., Jan. 5th
7 - 8:30 a.m.  Section on Women in Legal Education breakfast (75% of legal writing profs are women -- women in legal education)

7 - 9 a.m.  Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), Board meeting

10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, & Research presentation:
Teaching Professionalism in a Way That Respects and Honors Law Students

4 - 5:45 p.m.  Section on Academic Support presentation:
The First R:  The Role of Students' Reading Skills in Decoding the Law & Performing Well in Law School

Fri., Jan. 6th:
7 - 8:30 a.m.  Section on Academic Support breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.  ALWD new directors breakfast

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.  Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning & Research luncheon

3:30 - 5:15 p.m.  Section on Teaching Methods presentation:
The How Tos and Whys:  Exploring the Consequences of Our Pedagogical Choices

7 - 9 p.m.  LWI Golden Pen Award & ALWD-LWI Blackwell Award reception

Sat., Jan. 7th:
9 - 10:45 a.m.   Section on Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers presentation, co-sponsored by Section on Legal Writing Reasoning, & Research (and others):
Techniques to Internationalize the First Year Curriculum

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