Tuesday, June 13, 2006

what scholarship counts?

The last LWI conference session I have first-hand knowledge of is the panel presentation that I organized on Legal Writing Scholarship:  What Counts?  First up was Suzanne Rowe (Oregon), who shared her law school's written scholarship criteria for tenure and explained how she received tenure pursuing scholarship in the field of legal writing.  Next up was Katy Mercer (Case Western Reserve), a former editor of LWI's Journal, who gave information on what journal editors are looking for and shared actual comments editors made when deciding whether to accept an article.  Next, Steve Jamar (Howard) came out of legal writing retirement to give the perspective of doctrinal faculty, by role playing what they might be thinking as they read scholarship in the field of legal writing.  And finally, Dean Daisy Hurst Floyd (Mercer) added a broader perspective, with practical advice on accurately reading your faculty's expectations.  Most of our handouts are available on the LWI website.



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