Monday, December 17, 2007

LRW's chance to help diversify the profession

The announcement below arrived from Howard University:

WRITING AND LEGAL WRITING TEACHERS, INSTRUCTORS, AND PROFESSORS OF COLOR AND/OR PROGRESSIVE ORIENTATION CONFERENCE, Howard University School of Law, 16-17 May 2008

This conference is for any person who has an interest in and concern for teaching writing at any of its levels and in any of its forms, from early childhood to graduate and professional programs. The conference is particularly designed to bring together writing teachers of color, writing teachers who are progressively oriented, and writing teachers who teach a significant number of students of color.

The conference theme is: From Grammar School to Graduate and Law School: Building to Bridge the Achievement Gap

In addition to plenary sessions, the Conference will also include numerous works-in-progress and colloquium presentations. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the Conference Call-for-Papers on the following topics:

* Teaching writing to students of color
* Writing and social change and engineering
* Building coalitions among faculty: grammar to graduate/professional schools
* "Literacy" in immigrant communities
* Literacy in urban communities
* other

Please e-mail e. christi cunningham at ccunningham@law.howard.edu if you have any questions or are interested in:
(1) presenting a paper on one of the topics listed above
(2) presenting a work-in-progress
(3) being a commentator for a work-in-progress
(4) proposing a panel topic

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 18 February 2008.

(spl)

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