Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference

The University of Colorado Law School recently hosted the Thirteenth Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference in Boulder, Colorado on March 22nd and March 23rd.  Although an unexpected storm dumped about a foot of snow, that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of those who braved the weather.  Participants were inspired by an opening session, led by Mary Beth Beazley, Lyn Entrikin, and Richard Neumann, concisely titled “Emerging Theories in Normative Transgression and the Etymology of Gasconadish Phenotypes,  Situationally Induced Puerility, and Counter-Consonance within Scholarly Discourse Communities.” And the next morning Mimi Wesson talked about compelling storytelling in a presentation titled “Writing the Hillmon Case: An Instance of the Legal Storyteller’s Predicament.”  About 100 participants from around the Rocky Mountain West, the rest of the nation, and as far away as Australia and Qatar attended. 

Pictured below are CU law school engagement coordinator Amy Griffin and legal writing professors Corie Rosen Felder and Natalie Mack, conference co-chair. Chatting on a stairway are Gabrielle Stafford of CU and Mary Beth Beazley of Ohio State.

     Rocky Mt 1     Rocky Mt 3

                                          Rocky Mt 2

                                                              The unexpected snow

Photo credits: Karin Mika and Natalie Mack




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