Monday, January 4, 2010

Legal Writing Dance Card for the AALS Annual Meeting

Aalslogo Here is a list of the legal writing events at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, which meets this week in New Orleans.

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This is THE MOST CURRENT LIST with ALL OF THE LEGAL WRITING EVENTS and the CORRECT ROOMS AND TIMES

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AALS Annual Meeting

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010

 

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Friends of Legal Writing Luncheon

Plimsoll Club

2 Canal Street

New Orleans, LA

This is an “ad hoc” gathering of friends of legal writing.  Tickets were sold in advance.  The luncheon will include remarks by Professor Joseph Kimble of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, who will receive the section’s 2010 award. 

 

2:00 p.m.

Formal Presentation of the AALS Section Award

Versailles Ballroom, Third Floor

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Professor Joseph Kimble will formally receive the 2010 Award from the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. 

 

2:05 to 4:55 p.m.

Extended Section Program

Versailles Ballroom, Third Floor

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Extended joint program of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research and the AALS Section on Teaching Methods.  The program deals with teaching students from other countries.  Speakers include:

· Juliana V. Campagna, The John Marshall Law School—Chicago

· Leah M. Christensen, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

· Grace Dodier, Northwestern University School of Law

· John Haberstroh, Northwestern University School of Law

· Brian K. Landsberg, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

· Deborah B. McGregor, Indiana University, Indianapolis School of Law

Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School—Chicago

 

4:55 p.m.

Section Business Meeting

The AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research will elect officers.  The following officers were put forward by the nominating committee for election:

· Chair: Martha Pagliari, DePaul University College of Law

· Chair Elect: Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School—Chicago

· Secretary: Kathleen Vinson, Suffolk University Law School

 

8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Blackwell Award and

LWI Silver Anniversary Celebration

Presentation of the Blackwell Award to Professor Steve Johansen, Lewis & Clark Law School and celebration of the Silver Anniversary of the Legal Writing Institute.  Join us after your other receptions!  Bring your colleagues!

· Live Jazz Band!

· Special New Orleans Drinks and Desserts!

· Special continuous slide show from ALWD and LWI!

· Television set with Texas v. Alabama BCS Championship Game!

WHERE?

Riverbend 1, Second Floor [New location, larger room]

Marriott New Orleans Hotel (at the Convention Center)

859 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans

 

 

Friday, Jan. 8, 2010

 

10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

AALS Section on Law Libraries

Legal Authority and Research in an Age of Accessiblity

Oak Alley, Third Floor

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

The AALS Section on Law Libraries presents a program on “Law Librarian as Scholar: Legal Authority and Research in an Age of Accessiblity.”  The section also holds a breakfast at 7:00 a.m. (you must purchase tickets through the AALS to attend).

 

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Coffee Chat

Napoleon House, 500 Chartes Street

The Diversity Committee of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research will host a Coffee Chat during the AALS Annual Meeting on Friday, January 8, 2010 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. The committee will gather at Napoleon House (www.napoleonhouse.com), a café located at 500 Chartres Street in the French Quarter.  The purpose of this committee is to strengthen the legal writing profession by building community and providing support around interests of diversity for the benefit of American law schools.  If you have not confirmed your attendance, please contact Starla Williams by Wednesday, January 6, 2010 (sjwilliams@widener.edu). If you are unable to attend this event and wish to be on the Diversity Committee mailing list, please contact Cris Houston (Crisarla.Houston@post.harvard.edu) or Kim Chanbonpin (KChanbonpin@jmls.edu).  The committee welcomes participation from legal writing professionals of color and other colleagues who are interested in promoting relationships among legal writing faculty across cultures of diversity, including class, race, ethnicity, religion or spiritual expression, gender, and sexual orientation. All law professors who teach legal writing are invited to attend, and there is no fee to attend the Coffee Chat.

 

 

 Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010

 

10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Committee on Libraries and Technology

Versailles Ballroom, Third Floor

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

The AALS Committee on Libraries and Technology presents a roundtable on “The Electronification of Law Libraries and Its Implications for the Legal Academy.”

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