Friday, December 16, 2011
The Second Annual Capital Area Legal Writing Conferencewill take place at Georgetown University Law Center, on March 9-10, 2012. The conference will explore a wide range of topics, including the effect of the iPad in the classroom, teaching "soft skills" to law students, the impact of LRW on Bar passage rates, applied legal storytelling, live critiquing, and much more. There will be roughly 57 presenters from 35 law schools in 17 states.
First, the keynote speaker on Friday evening will be Patricia A. Millet, the head of Akin Gump's Supreme Court practice and former assistant to the Solicitor General and attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Division. Ms. Millet was named in the October 2011 Washingtonian as one of Washington's 100 most powerful women.
Second, the luncheon speaker on Saturday will be Carol McCrehan Parker, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Law, Director of Legal Writing at the University of Tennessee College of Law, and winner of the 2011 Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing.
The deadline to register is January 31, 2012, but early registration is encouraged. There is no registration fee, and all attendees must register whether or not they are presenting at the conference. It's easy to register here.
The registration website contains information about reserving a room at a group rate at one of the conference hotels, within walking distance to The Law Center (which is on Capitol Hill, NOT in Georgetown on the main campus).