Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Call for Presentations: Summer Conference of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning
"Implementing Best Practices and Educating Lawyers: Teaching Skills and Professionalism Across the Curriculum"
June 23-24, 2009; Spokane, Washington
The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning invites proposals for conference workshops on techniques for teaching skills and professionalism across the law school curriculum. Building on the energy generated by the publications of Carnegie's Educating Lawyers and CLEA's Best Practices for Legal Education, the Institute's summer conference provides a forum for dedicated teachers to share with colleagues innovative ideas and effective methods for modern legal education.
The Institute invites proposals for 75-minute workshops consistent with a broad interpretation of the conference theme, Implementing Best Practices and Educating Lawyers: Teaching Skills and Professionalism Across the Curriculum." The workshops can address teaching and learning in first-year courses, upper-level courses, clinical courses, writing courses, and academic support. The workshops can deal with innovative materials, alternative teaching methods, ways to enhance student learning, evaluation of student performance, etc. Each workshop should include materials that participants can use during the workshop and when they return to their campuses. Presenters should not read papers, but should model effective teaching methods by actively engaging the participants. The co-directors would be glad to work with anyone who would like advice in designing their presentations to be interactive.
To be considered for the conference, proposals must be limited to one page, single-spaced, and include the following:
. The title of the workshop;
. The name, address, phone number, and
. email address of the presenter(s); and
. A summary of the contents of the
. workshop, including its goals and
The Institute must receive proposals by February 20, 2008.
Submit proposals via email to Professor Gerry Hess, Co-Director, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning at [email protected]. The conference is self-supporting. The conference fee for participants is $395, which includes materials and meals during the conference (two breakfasts, two lunches, and one dinner). The conference fee for presenters is $175.
Pleasant and reasonable accommodations are available near Gonzaga University School of Law, the site of the conference. Presenters and participants must cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. For more information, please contact:
Michael Hunter Schwartz