Wednesday, January 16, 2008

AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Invites Proposals for 2009 AALS Meeting in San Diego

The AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research is inviting proposals for the 2009 Section Program, which will be held at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, January 6-10, 2009, in San Diego, California. The AALS has not previously met in California.

The AALS Program Committee is looking for programs relating to topics of broad academic interest, such as matters pertaining to plagiarism, wrongful collaboration, and adoption and enforcement of honor code issues. Other topics of interest include innovative teaching methodologies to encourage collaboration that does not run afoul of course policies. Proposals are not limited to these topics, but the program committee is looking for topics that appeal to a wide audience at the AALS conference. (They like to fill a room, which has never really been a problem for this section of the AALS!) The program committee also says that it will look favorably on programs that encourage interaction among panelists and that provide for significant audience participation.

Samples of past program proposals are posted on the Section’s website at http://faculty.law.lsu.edu/aals.

The Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (JALWD) has agreed to publish the proceedings of the 2009 Program.

The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2008. Earlier submissions are welcome. Please submit your proposal by email to Professor Melissa H. Weresh at Drake University Law School. Her email address is melissa.weresh@drake.edu.

Contact any of the members of the Program Committee if you have qustions about a proposal.

Lara Gelbwasser: lara.gelbwasser@brooklaw.edu
Suzanne Rowe: srowe@LAW.UOREGON.EDU
Mel Weresh: Melissa.weresh@drake.edu
Kirsten Dauphinais: kdauphinais@law.und.edu
Joan Blum: blum@bc.edu

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