Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Upcoming conference on persuasion

Smith2dedRutgers School of Law-Camden and the University of Wyoming College of Law just announced that they are co-sponsoring a one-day conference based on the influential scholarship of Wyoming Prof. Michael Smith. The one-day conference, to be held on Friday, September 19, 2008, at Rutgers-Camden, is titled "Persuasion in Legal Writing and Lawyering."

Conference organizers recognize that persuasion is increasingly being taught in detail in upper-level writing and skills courses, such as a popular course at Rutgers which utilizes Smith's Advanced Legal Writing textbook (now available in its second edition). The conference is designed around a series of interactive panels where the speakers and participants will discuss topics of logos, pathos and ethos (blog co-editor Coleen Barger is on the Logos panel). Other speakers and moderators include Michael Smith (keynote address), Steve Jamar, Kathy Stanchi, Linda Berger, Ken Chestek, Steve Johansen, James Lupo, Ellie Margolis, Victoria Chase, Mel Weresh, and Scott Wood.

A flyer with more information about the conference is available here: Download Persuasion_Conference_advertising_flyer.pdf.

Alternatively, click the first link at the top of the Rutgers-Camden legal writing department website,

The deadline for registration is August 15, 2008.To register, or for hotel information, contact Marjorie Hemmings (telephone 856-225-6383). Space is limited.


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