Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Mark Wojcik Nominated as Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research; Kathleen Vinson Nominated as Secretary
The Nominating Committee of the Association of American Law Schools' Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research announced the nominees for the 2010 Section offices of Secretary and Chair-elect.
Mark E. Wojcik (The John Marshall Law School--Chicago) is the nominee for Chair-elect. He is currently serving as Section Secretary. Mark has been in legal academia since 1992 and has wide experience across AALS Sections, legal writing organizations, and ABA sections. His collaboration with people from many sectors of legal education well-positions him to assist incoming Chair Martha Pagliari in managing the business of the Section.
.Kathleen Vinson is the nominee for Secretary. Kathy is the Director of the Legal Practice Skills Program at Suffolk, where she has taught for fourteen years. Her experience in the legal writing field is both deep and broad in that she has served on committees and on the Boards of Directors of both LWI and ALWD. Her experience on our Section’s Media Committee and her experience publishing The Second Draft and the LWI Monograph Series, both online publications, will enable her to hit the ground running as she takes over the publication of our Section’s online newsletter.
The election of this slate will take place at the Section’s business meeting during the upcoming annual AALS meeting in New Orleans. The business meeting will occur at the conclusion of the Joint Program of the Sections on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research and Teaching Methods, which is scheduled for Thursday, January 7, 2010 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
The AALS Section nominating committee consisted of Leah Christensen, Greg Johnson, Jim Levy, Samantha Moppett, Sharon Pocock, Judy Rosenbaum, Susan Thrower, and Christine Venter.