Monday, March 22, 2010

Empire State Legal Writing Conference

ImagesCAPYLLK2 Hofstra Law School is preparing for the inaugural Empire State Legal Writing Conference, which will take place on Friday, May 14, 2010 at the Law School, located in Hempstead, New York, approximately 20 miles east of New York City.  The plenary speaker will be Nancy Soonpaa, Professor of Law, Director, Legal Practice Program, Texas Tech University School of Law. 

This one-day conference will be offered without any registration fee, and lunch will be included.  Registration for the conference is not yet available, but a block of rooms at the Marriott is being held at a discounted rate for May 13th arrival, May 14th departure.  You must mention Hofstra Law Empire State Regional Legal Writing conference to get the discounted rate of $129.  The Law School will provide transportation from the hotel to the conference.  Please note the cut-off date of 4/14, rooms booked after this date will likely go for $179 per night and space availability may  be an issue.

Hotel Info:
101 James Doolittle Blvd.
Uniondale, NY 11553
Att: Reservations Manager
Tel: (516) 794-3800 or (800) 832-6255
Fax: (516) 794-5936

An ALWD Scholars’ Forum will take place on Thursday, May 13th, the day before the conference. The Scholars' Forum will give legal writing scholars the chance to present their scholarship ideas, works-in-progress, or further developed drafts of legal writing articles to a group of other legal writing faculty. The Scholars' Forum will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to a maximum of 16 individuals who meet the requirements for participation.

The Empire State Legal Writing Conference Planning Committee
Amy R. Stein, Conference Chair, Hofstra University School of Law
Robin Boyle-Laisure, St. John’s University School of Law
an Gallacher, Syracuse University College of Law 
Tracy McGaugh, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center 
John Mollenkamp, Cornell University Law School 
Marilyn Walter, Brooklyn Law School    


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