Monday, November 9, 2009
The following report was delayed only due to an unsuccessful effort to obtain photos:
On October 9, Marquette Law School hosted an ALWD Scholars’ Forum before the Central States Regional Conference. The forum was an all-day event where legal writing faculty from all over the United States came to discuss their current scholarship in a roundtable format.
After Dean Rofes’ warm welcome, Professor Dan Weddle from UMKC Law School gave an excellent presentation on how to critique scholarship. The group then broke up into small sections to give the participants a chance to discuss their scholarship and receive feedback. At the end of the day, a panel of experienced authors gave helpful and practical advice on how to get published. The participants agreed that the day was a great way to brainstorm ideas and get inspired.
Special thanks to ALWD for providing us with a generous grant for the forum, to Dean Kearney for his overall support, to Dan Weddle for all his work in co-organizing this event, and to the following panelists and participants: Hillary Burgess (Hofstra), Mary Ann Becker (DePaul), Ian Gallacher (Syracuse), Melissa Greipp (Marquette), Sue Liemer (Southern Illinois), Lisa McElroy (Drexel), Andrea Mooney (Cornell), Michael Murray (Valparaiso), Michael O’Hear (Marquette), Sarah Ricks (Rutgers-Camden), Susan Thrower (DePaul), Mary Trevor (Hamline), Amy Vorenberg (Franklin Pierce), and Dan Weddle (UMKC).
hat tip: Melissa Greipp