Wednesday, June 8, 2011

a forum on non-traditional scholarship

Many legal writing professors have experience that would be relevant for the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education's session at the annual meeting on Busting Out in Scholarship—Becoming Relevant Outside the Legal Academy: Non-Traditional Scholarship and Social Change.

The Section on WLE is looking for 250 word proposals for 12 to 15 minutes presentations, for a panel on Sunday, January 8, 2012, at the AALS annual meeting. Here's more on the theme:

"In recent years, scholars have begun to reach outside of the legal academy with their scholarship—on blogs and other social media, in articles and opinion pieces for newspapers and magazines, in amicus briefs and white papers, in popular books and novels, and through grant-funded research. The panelists will discuss their experiences with nontraditional forms of scholarship and debate its advantages and disadvantages in terms of the tenure and promotion processes, compensation and benefits, and the general public's perception of the legal academy."

Interested law professors should submit a summary of the presentation idea, with a resume. The summary should be no more than 250 words. E-mail these materials to Donna Coker at, with the subject line WLE Busting Out, by July 1, 2011. They will notify the selected presenters by September 1, 2011.


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