Wednesday, June 18, 2008

LWI Conference Preview - Thursday Session 4

Lwi_2 OK gang.  Here is the last session to preview for the Legal Writing Institute Summer Conference in Indianapolis

The fourth session on Thursday, July 17, 2008 comes just after the Hoosier Cookout Lunch on Thursday.  The session will run from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.  After that, an ice cream social.  How great is that going to be?  A cookout, more legal writing presentations, AND ice cream!

R4A
Bowman_mary Dickson_janet Mary N. Bowman and Janet K.G. Dickson are Instructors of Legal Writing at Seattle University School of Law.  Their presentation is Communicating with the Millennials: Teaching and Preparing the Next Generation of Lawyers.  For the last few years, our law school classrooms have been filled largely with Generation X students . . . but we are now seeing the first wave of the next generation: the Millennial students.  Building upon Tracy McGaugh's work on Generation X and other generational research, their presentation will explore the transition to teaching the Millennials, to help participants understand the forces that have shaped this new generation of students.  The presentation will then focus on how we will teach Millennials the material we are covering now, and why we will need to focus more on teaching professionalism to prepare our students to enter the legal profession.

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R4B
Ruth_anne_robbins Ruth Anne Robbins (President-Elect of the Legal Writing Institute, and a Clinical Professor at Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey) and Alison E. Julien (Associate Professor of Legal Writing at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Julien_alison) will present Why and How to Incorporate Visuals: Poster Presentations, Handouts, and Beyond. Using visual images for teaching or for scholarship facilitates learning.  The relatively new (in law) medium of poster presentations highlights visuals in scholarship.  LWI members will have a chance to see this exciting new type of presentation at this year’s biennial conference. You can do it too!  And yes, you should.  Gosh darn, I cannot think of a single reason why you wouldn't want to.  It is more fun than you would imagine a presentation could be. Moreover, we all use visuals in our teaching – whether it is with handouts or PowerPoint or drawings on the board.  The presenters will discuss how we can maximize their impact, and assure us that great visuals are attainable even if you aren’t a skilled artist. (Just ask the presenters, who can’t even draw a stick figure very well.) During this presentation, they will (1) Analyze the role of poster presentations and their place on the spectrum of legal scholarship by looking through the lens of marketing and graphic design principles; (2) Provide ideas about how to incorporate visual images (beyond outlines and charts) in your documents/posters and where to find those images; and (3) Address copyright concerns that may arise from using copyrighted images found on the Web or elsewhere.  Should be a good time.

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R4C
Anderson_linda Linda S. Anderson (Assistant Professor of Legal Skills at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida) will make a presentation called Designing (or Re-Designing) Your Course to Improve Learning and Teaching -- Integrated Instructional Design Tools.  Engaging in thoughtful course design is essential to highly effective teaching, yet we devote little time doing this or learning how to do this. Linda will demonstrate how to use a series of materials (provided to participants) to guide course design decisions to create a dynamic and integrated course that allows us to teach well and our students to maximize their learning.

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R4D
Massey_michael Michael G. Massey (Assistant Professor of the Lawyering Process at the University of Denver) will present a program on how to include practitioner-mentors in the classroom component of a legal research and writing program.  The title of his presentation is Mentoring in the Classroom: A Legal Writing Trifecta.

Brendel_jenniferThat will be followed by Jennifer M. Brendel (Clinical Professor and Director of the Academic Support Programs at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago) and Alice S. Perlin (Clinical Professor and Director of the Legal Writing Program and Instructional Services at the Loyola University School of Law in Chicago), whose presentation is called Selecting, Training, and Supervising Student Tutors.  This session will focus on using student tutors in the legal writing classroom in a way that Perlin_alice_s will benefit the students, the tutor, and the professor.  They will share strategies and practical suggestions to select, supervise, and evaluate student tutors.  They will also discuss the challenges involved in using student tutors and ways to address those issues. Our presentation will draw on our experiences in supervising an adjunct-taught program with 30 legal writing tutors each year. Our discussion will be relevant to professors/programs considering using a student tutor for the first time, as well as those looking for ways to enhance an existing tutor program.

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R4E
Hartung_stephanie George_shailini Stephanie Roberts Hartung and Shailini Jandial George are both Associate Professors of Legal Writing at Suffolk University Law School in Boston Massachusetts. 
Their presentation will focus on methods of teaching students to incorporate analogical reasoning into their writing, in part by demonstrating that this type of reasoning is already used in everyday discourse.  They will also discuss ways of developing a more solid and sophisticated analysis using analogical reasoning once it is employed in legal writing.

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R4F
Todd_adam_2 And last but not least is Adam Todd (Associate Professor at the University of Baltimore), whose presentation is called Aestheticism and Legal Writing. His presentation explores the aesthetics of legal writing and what are their implications for the teaching of legal writing. The presentation would serve as a primer about aestheticism and aesthetic theory and examines the “beauty” found in legal writing.  And what a beautiful way indeed to end a conference.

The LWI Conference Closing Celebration starts at 2:30 p.m. Thursday and will probably continue for several days, although not necessarily at the conference venue.  (As the bartenders say, "You don't have to go home but you can't stay here!")

See you all there!

Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School - Chicago

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For descriptions ofthe opening plenary on Tuesday morning, July 15, click here.

Appeal_4 For information about the law professors who will be visiting from Africa, click here.

For descriptions of session 2 on Tuesday, click here.

For information on the Tuesday Diversity Lunch, click here.

For information on the Tuesday Pink Ink Lunch, click here.

For information on the Tuesday Moot Court Roundtable, click here.

For descriptions of session 3 on Tuesday, click here.

For descriptions of session 4 on Tuesday, click here.

For information on the Tuesday evening dinners for new legal writing professors, click here.

Popcorn_1 For descriptions of the not-to-be missed (because that's when I'm presenting) Tuesday evening Popcorn sessions, click here.

For descriptions of session 1 on Wednesday, click here.

For descriptions of session 2 on Wednesday, click here.

For descriptions of session 3 on Wednesday, click here.

For information about the Wednesday afternoon LWI Membership meeting, click here.

For descriptions of session 4 on Wednesday, click here.

For descriptions of session 5 on Wednesday, click here.

For information on the Wednesday evening museum gala, click here.

For descriptions of session 1 on Thursday, click here.

For descriptions of session 2 on Thursday, click here.

For descriptions of session 3 on Thursday, click here.

For even more information about the conference--including other activities, committee member names, a printable program, and registration information (in case you still are deciding whether to come to Indianapolis), click here

Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School - Chicago

P.S. For information on the 25th Anniversary of the Legal Writing Institute, click here.

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