Tuesday, January 3, 2012

the APPEAL conference

Uzcrest APPEALLogo-medium-effect-sharpen-10Kim Holst, at Arizona State U., recently wrote to the Legal Writing Institute's listserve to update us on the December 2011 APPEAL (Academics Promoting the Pedagogy of Effective Advocacy in Law) Conference that took place in Mtunzini, South Africa, in December 2011. The conference theme was Preparing Students for the Practice of Law: Helping Students Develop Their Ability to Read and Write in English. Janet Dickson of Seattle University chaired the conference, planning and coordinating the logistics from the other side of the globe. Emily Zimmerman of Drexel U. and Laurel Oates of Seattle U. put together the conference program. And Hillary Burgess of Charlotte Law School made sure all of the conference participants were able to take the conference materials home on an easy-to-pack CD.

For a list of the many U.S. law professors and law professors from several African countries who gave presentations, and their topics, click here.

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