Friday, April 8, 2011

Empired State Legal Writing Conference

Second Annual Empire State Legal Writing Conference
Teaching Legal Writing Effectively to Prepare Students for Practice
Friday, May 13, 2011
Hosted by St. John’s University School of Law
to be held at 101 Murray Street, Manhattan (downtown) 

ALWD Scholars’ Forum
May 12, 2011

For the May 12th forum, ALWD is looking for participants to present their scholarship ideas or works-in-progress to legal writing scholars.  Robin Boyle, Lisa Eichhorn, and Marilyn Walter will be providing critique during the workshop.  Lisa Eichhorn is Professor of Law and Director of the Legal Writing Program at University of South Carolina School of Law.  She serves as a Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute.  Marilyn Walter is Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School and Director of the Legal Writing Program.  She was the 2005 recipient of the AALS Legal Writing Award.  She also served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Association of the Legal Writing Directors.  Robin Boyle is the Assistant Dean for Academic Success and Professor of Legal Writing at St. John’s.  She currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute and on the Board of Directors for the LWI.  PLEASE SEND ALWD SCHOLARS’ SUBMISSIONS TO ROBIN BOYLE:

The Friday, May 13th, Second Empire State LW Conference will focus on creative teaching ideas  attendees can implement immediately in their own classroom.  The keynote speaker, Professor Tina Stark, will illuminate key points in teaching transactional drafting.  The conference will feature over 50 presenters from around the country. Various themes will be intertwined throughout the day, including ethics, professionalism, and plagiarism; reaching today’s millenials; grading efficiently; perspectives from the bench, bar, and clinical programs; experiential techniques; polishing drafts; oral presentations; lessons from international law; and current-day e-mail memos.  

Registration:  Registration is free for both the Empire State Conference as well as the Scholars’ Forum.  Participants can register on-line here.  

Conference Hotel:  Millenium Hilton Hotel/55 Church Street/New York. NY 10007
Rates: $299 for Double/$279 for King
Conference presenters and participants can call Hilton reservations at 1-888-273-0734 and refer to the St. John's Law School or group code JLS to obtain the group rate.  You must call on or before April 20, 2011 for the special group rate. 

Times of the events:
The ALWD Scholars’ Forum will begin on Thursday, May 12th at 11:30 AM and end by 5:00.
The Empire State Conference on Friday, May 13th will open with Registration and Continental Breakfast at  8:15 AM.  The Dean’s Welcome is at 9 AM. The first session will begin at 9:30 AM.  The last session will conclude by 5:20 PM.  There will be six 50-minute sessions with four simultaneous presentations.  Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided. 

hat tip:  Robin Boyle


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