Tuesday, August 5, 2008

St. John's to host December LRW conference

Dcp01520 St. John's University School of Law is hosting a one-day conference in Manhattan on Friday, December 5, 2008, titled "Practice Meets Pedagogy."  The conference topic is the changing world of law practice and how it affects the teaching of legal research and writing.  What do legal employers expect of today's law graduates, and are we preparing our students to meet those expectations?  Panelists will represent the full spectrum of legal employers:  judges, law clerks, law firm partners, public interest lawyers, legal career specialists and law librarians. Legal writing professors Jan Levine (Duquesne), Tracy McGaugh (Touro), Tina Stark (Emory) and Kathleen Vinson (Suffolk) will also make presentations on how to bridge the gap (or, more optimistically, build the continuum) between law school and law practice. 

The registration deadline is November 14, and you can register online. Conference organizers advise that hotels in New York book up early for the holiday season, but that there is a good budget option among the hotels listed on the conference webpage. For more information, contact Profs. Jane Scott or Patricia Montana.



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