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legal writing conference in South Africa

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Conference on Preparing Students for the Practice of Law:
Helping Students Develop Their Ability to Read and Write in English

December 7-9, 2011

Mtunzini, South Africa 

APPEAL and the University of Zululand have announced a conference on Preparing Students for the Practice of Law, which will be held from the evening of December 7 through the afternoon of December 9, 2011, at the Tradewinds Country Inn in Mtunzini, South Africa, located about 90 minutes north of Durban.

The conference will focus on:
- teaching multilingual students
- working with students with an inadequate secondary education
- designing legal writing programs in universities with limited resources
- teaching legal reading
- teaching writing in large classes
- teaching writing in clinical programs
- diagnosing writing problems and commenting on student work
- learning theories
- teaching methods

If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please send a proposal to Laurel Oates, chair of the Program Committee, at no later than July 1, 2011. The Program Committee expects to make decisions on proposals and issue invitations by September 1, 2011. Registration materials for the conference will be circulated in September 2011.

For questions regarding the conference, please contact one of the Conference Co-chairs, Janet Dickson at or Olugbenga Oke-Samuel at

hat tip: Mimi Samuel


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PLease inform us more about local writers that will be presant to engage with students planing to attend ,i have noted foreign experts who may or may not be teaching local students about legal writing. It is of my view that theres a huge gap that needs to be filled, i am aware of the nature of our law in relation to foreign laws.

Posted by: Phelelani | Sep 25, 2011 3:12:08 PM

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