Thursday, January 19, 2006

Writing Across the Curriculum

More and more law schools in the U.S. are implementing Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) requirements, to give law students more opportunities to hone their writing skills in all their courses.

In response to the rising need for information and ideas on WAC, Brooklyn Law School is sponsoring a symposium on Teaching Writing and Teaching Doctrine:  A Symbiotic Relationship?  The symposium takes place February 17th, from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.  If you're planning on attending, please indicate so at https://www.brooklaw.edu/rsvp.  The speakers will include the following legal writing professors (among others):

Marilyn Walter (Brooklyn)
Carol Parker (Tennessee)
Pamela Lysaght (Detroit Mercy)
Philip Meyer (Vermont)
Elizabeth Fajans (Brooklyn)

For even more coverage of WAC, including professors from many different discliplines and many countries, consider attending the Eighth International WAC Conference at Clemson University, May 18-20, 2006.  More information about WAC and this conference is available at http://virtual.clemson.edu/caah/pearce/wac2006/.

Finally, at the July 2006 meeting of the Southeastern Association of American Law Schools (SEAALS), there will be a panel  presentation on WAC.  Some information is available now at http://www.nsulaw.nova.edu/seals/, and more will be posted here as it becomes available.

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