Saturday, June 10, 2006
Another interesting conference presentation on Friday was about RESPECT - Find Out What It Means to Me (and Find Out a Few Different Ways to Get There). First, Sheila Simon (Southern Illinois) explained how she has gotten involved in local politics, first as a city Councilwoman and now as a candidate for Mayor of her town. Next, Melissa Weresh (Drake) discussed the personal and professional benefits of pursuing scholarship. Then Mark Wojcik (John Marshall - Chicago) encouraged participation in the organized bar and the Association of American Law Schools. Members of the audience were encouraged to share their ideas for gaining respect within the legal academy, and many received their very own, homemade super-person capes for their contributions. The presenters' paper hand-out is available on the LWI website.