Monday, February 9, 2009

Central Region call for proposals

Call for Proposals for the Central Region Conference on the Teaching of Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing

The sixth biennial conference will be held October 9-10, 2009, at the Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Theme: Climate Change: Alternative Sources of Energy in Legal Writing

Metaphorically, the “climate” of legal writing has been changing for many years; no doubt, it will continue to change even more rapidly in the future.  Many legal writing professionals have discovered the substantial benefit of working with new pedagogies, other people, different technologies, and alternate ideas—all as a part of our fundamental efforts to teach legal writing.

The conference committee is seeking proposals for conference presentations on topics related to the teaching of legal research, writing, and analysis to first-year and upper-level students.  They are particularly interested in proposals that share ideas for benefitting from other “sources of energy” (such as librarians, academic support professionals, and doctrinal professors) as we teach legal research and writing.  The presentations should take a practical, “hands on” approach to the topic.

You may submit a proposal for a 15-minute speed round, a 25-minute presentation, or a 45-minute panel presentation.  Possible panel ideas might include different viewpoints on collaborating with doctrinal faculty, producing joint scholarship, or teaching research.  Your proposal should include a brief description of the topic, the preferred format, any technological requirements you may have, and how much time you desire.  Submit your proposal by e-mail by March 6 to John Mollenkamp.


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