Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Stetson University College of Law recently hosted an ALWD Scholars' Forum that focused on legal writing scholarship addressing rhetoric, narrative, and storytelling subjects. Held on April 25 as part of the Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference, the forum was a fun, relaxed, and stimulating environment where participants shared their scholarly ideas and then engaged in a discussion with experienced scholars about the theoretical possibilities, research, topic narrowing, and concept extensions for their ideas.
A special guest at the forum was experienced scholar Dr. Clarke Rountree, Professor and Chair of Communication Studies, University of Alabama, Huntsville, who gave participants feedback on rhetorical theories relevant to their projects. Dr. Rountree is widely regarded in communication studies for his work at the intersection of law and rhetoric. He is the editor-in-chief of a forthcoming University of Alabama Press monograph series on Rhetoric, Law, and the Humanities.
Dr. Kirsten Davis of Stetson organized the forum and also served as an experienced scholar. The Association of Legal Writing Directors provided a grant that funded the forum.
Pictured below are Kirsten Davis and Clarke Rountree with forum participants Sue Provenzano and Lurene Contento.