Saturday, July 31, 2010
Many legal writing professors are attending and presenting at the SEALS Conference happening right now in Palm Beach, Florida. The Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference continues until August 5, 2010.
On Saturday the programs included a session on moot court teams. The moderator was Professor Jennifer Bard (Texas Tech University School of Law) and the speakers were Dean Darby Dickerson (Stetson University College of Law) (pictured at right), Professor Susan Kay (Vanderbilt University Law School), and Professor Gary Myers (University of Mississippi School of Law).
On Sunday the programs begin with New Scholar Workshops. One of the presenters will be Professor Katerina Lewinbuk (South Texas College of Law).
An early afternoon program will be on "Incorporating Doctrinal Interests Into Legal Research and Writing Classes." Speakers will include Professors David Ritchie (Mercer University School of Law), Jason Bohl (Stetson University College of Law), and Anthony Niedwiecki (The John Marshall Law School--Chicago) (pictured at right). The moderator for the program is Catherine Cameron (Stetson University College of Law).
One session certain to be well-attended is "The Status of the Legal Writing Faculty in the Academy." The panel will examine "issues relating to the changing status of legal writing faculty, the relative importance of skills to the practice of law versus the status of skills courses and legal writing in law schools, and the future of the distinction between those professors who teach skills and substance." The panel moderator is Stephanie Vaughan (Stetson University College of Law) and the speakers are Professors Linda Barris (University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law); Richard Graves (Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law); Jane Cross (Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center), and Dean Richard Matasar (New York Law School).
There will be an informal gathering of legal writing faculty in the Tapestry Lounge (across from the registration desk). We'll meet after the West Publishing reception on Sunday evening. Look for me or for Catherine Wasson (Elon University School of Law) or just meet us in the Tapestry Lounge.
A session on Monday is called Research Assistance 2.0. Legal writing professors on that panel include Professors Brooke Bowman (Stetson University College of Law) (pictured at left) and Mark E. Wojcik (The John Marshall Law School--Chicago) (pictured at right).