Friday, October 3, 2008
APPEAL (Academics Promoting the Pedagogy of Effective Advocacy in Law) and the University of Pretoria Faculty of Law will host the Conference on Promoting the Teaching of Legal Writing in Southern Africa on July 1-4, 2009, in Pretoria, South Africa. The conference will focus on the development of curricula in legal writing for law faculties in Southern Africa, with particular emphasis on teaching large, undergraduate classes of students with a variety of language and educational backgrounds. The conference will feature a small number of plenary sessions, including a few keynote speeches, but will primarily be organized around workshops and small group sessions.
Interested persons are invited to submit proposals on any of following themes:
- Establishing goals and objectives for the teaching of legal writing
- Deciding on a staffing model for teaching legal writing
- Funding legal writing programs
- Hiring individuals to teach legal writing
- Training individuals to teach legal writing
- Developing teaching materials and other resources
- Teaching legal writing to large undergraduate classes
- Teaching legal writing to students with a variety of language backgrounds
- Teaching legal writing to students with a variety of educational backgrounds
- Teaching legal writing as part of a clinical program
- Integrating the teaching of legal writing with the teaching of doctrinal courses
- Collaborating with other university departments, such as the language arts department, on developing on legal writing programs
- Teaching legal writing to candidate attorneys, members of the bar, and members of the bench.
Proposals should follow the outline detailed in this flyer:
Send your outline to Seattle University Prof. Mimi Samuel, co-president of APPEAL, no later than November 14, 2008.