Friday, April 6, 2018

Results of the LWI Board Elections

The Legal Writing Institute announced the results of the election for the director-at-large positions for the LWI Board of Directors. Seven persons were elected from a field of 22 candidates. They will take office at the Board meeting during the 2018 Biennial Conference at Marquette Law and serve a four-year term. 
 
The winners are:

Mary Nicol Bowman, Associate Professor of Law & Director of the Legal Writing Program, Seattle University School of Law

Kirsten Davis, Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law

Cassandra Hill, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Kim Holst, Clinical Professor of Law Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Shakira D. Pleasant, Professor of Legal Writing and Lecturer in Law, University of Miami School of Law

Anne E. Ralph, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Rebecca L. Scharf, Associate Professor, UNLV - William S. Boyd School of Law

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all of the individuals who put themselves forward as candidates for the LWI Board of Directors.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Houston is Hiring

The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) seeks to hire one non-tenure track Lawyering Skills & Strategies (LSS) Lecturer with Bar Prep Emphasis for the academic year 2018-2019.  The lecturer will be responsible for teaching a section of Introduction to American Law to foreign LL.M. students and a bar prep course and bar prep workshops to both JD and FLLM students.  

Qualified candidates must hold a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and be a member of the State Bar of Texas.  In addition, candidates must have strong academic credentials and substantive practice experience. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching LSS and/or Bar Prep.  Interested individuals can apply online.   Review of applications is underway. 

UHLC anticipates performing a search during the 2018‑19 school year to hire a full-time Clinical Professor of Law for LSS with Bar Prep Emphasis. The successful candidate for the interim Lecturer position will be encouraged to apply for that position and will be welcome as a candidate in the search. The LSS faculty work collaboratively, but individual professors have broad discretion on course organization and managemt.
  
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The position advertised is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment. The professor hiredwill not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
 
The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range of $60,000 - $69,999 [Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Conference travel and professional development funds may be available for the Lecturer position.] The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be approximately 25 FLLM students and 15-20 JD students.
               
Hat tip to Sarah J. Moratah at the University of Houston Law Center.

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April 3, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, April 2, 2018

Reminder: LWI Writers' Workshop

Here's a reminder that the Legal Writing Institute will hold its 15th Writers Workshop to take place on Sunday, July 8 through Wednesday, July 11, 2018, just before the 2018 LWI Conference in Milwaukee. The workshop will give up to twelve legal writing faculty the opportunity to spend time working on their academic writing projects and improving their scholarly skills.

The workshop will take place at two adjacent mansions in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, complete with space for discussion, contemplation, and writing.  All LWI members are eligible. You must have a scholarly writing project well underway and beyond the initial stages of performing early research and drafting a tentative outline. You must at least have some sort of partial draft. In most cases, a scholarly writing project should result in a law review article or something similar.

Although all LWI members are encouraged to apply, the workshop is limited to 12 participants. The organizers give priority to full-time Legal Writing faculty for whom scholarly writing is a prerequisite for retention, promotion, or tenure. They also give priority to applicants who have not attended past Workshops, although a significant number of legal writing scholars have benefited so substantially from the workshop that they have returned in following years.

Participants make presentations on their projects to small groups of three and receive feedback from the other members of their group and from experienced scholarly writers who facilitate the sessions. Each session runs about ninety minutes. Participants also benefit from several guided discussion groups, each on a different topic and led by the facilitators. Participants will also have time to work on their drafts. And time to just gaze out on Lake Geneva too, we hope.

Participants will pay a $300 registration. LWI will cover meals, beginning with dinner on July 8 and ending with breakfast on July 11. For more information, contact Deborah Gordon at (215) 571-4811.

Submit your application at https://drexel.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bfnqm5LvernWNDL by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 16. The organizers will select participants on a rolling basis.

Hat tips to Cynthia Adams, Ken Chestek, Deborah Gordon, Kim Holst, Chris Rideout, and Lou Sirico.

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

NYSBA Offers Advanced Legal Writing Seminars

Here's a final reminder that the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) will offer an Advanced Legal Writing seminar with Justice Gerald Lebovits, a New York City judge since 2001 and president of the 300-judge New York State Association of Acting Supreme Court Justices.

Judge LebovitsJustice Lebovits has been an adjunct professor of law for 32 years, currently at Columbia, Fordham, and NYU. Students at Fordham, New York Law School, and St. John’s have each elected him Adjunct Law Professor of the Year. He has authored six books and more than 300 articles and given hundreds of CLEs on legal writing, ethics, criminal practice, and landlord-tenant law for bar associations, government organizations, and the New York State Court System. He will also be known to many New York lawyers because he has authored the Legal Writer Column for the New York State Bar Journal since 2001.

Justice Lebovits will share easy-to remember and simple-to-understand methods of persuasive writing and the essential elements of a winning brief — from cover to conclusion, including storytelling, theme, organization, style, rhetoric, ethics, and legal method. 
  • Monday, April 23, 2018 | Long Island
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | Westchester
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 | NYC (Manhattan)
  • Monday, April 30, 2018 | Syracuse
  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | Rochester
  • Thursday, May 3, 2018 | Buffalo
  • Friday, May 4, 2018 | Albany
 
NYSBA Members: $125 | Non-Members: $225
4.0 MCLE Credits in Skills
 
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April 1, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Baltimore is Hiring

The University of Baltimore School of Law is seeking to hire a visiting professor for the Fall 2018 semester, with the possibility of continuing through the Spring 2019 semester. For more information about the University of Baltimore School of Law, please have a look at the school's website by clicking here.

The school invites applications from candidates who have a distinguished academic background and a record of or the promise of teaching excellence. The visitor will be teaching in the fall in our innovative Torts and Introduction to Lawyering Skills course, which integrates the first year Torts class with a class on legal analysis, legal writing, and other lawyering skills. 

The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution. 

If interested, please apply through the school's Human Resources portal for Job ID/Vacancy Number 300848 at http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?type=fac&posting=1297

The position is open until filled, application review begins immediately, and applications received by April 6, 2018 will receive priority consideration.

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April 1, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference a Great Success

Congratulations to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, which hosted the 2018 Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference. All of the reports suggest that it was a smashing success. Those of us who didn't go will just have to be sure we make it next year!

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April 1, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Santa Clara is Hiring

Full-time Assistant Director / Lecturer:  Santa Clara University School of Law is hiring a full-time professor to teach in its Legal Writing Department and Office of Academic and Bar Success. This hybrid position is an 11-month contract with the possibility to renewal, full benefits.

In the Legal Writing Department, the person will teach one section of the year-long Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing course to about 25 first-year students

As an Assistant Director in the Office of Academic and Bar Success, the person will teach one semester-long course that helps students hone their legal analysis and writing skills, with an emphasis on preparing for the California Bar Exam. The person will also directly counsel students and carry out programming aimed at improving academic performance.

For more information, please email Professor Devin Kinyon <dkinyon@scu.edu>, the Director of the Academic and Bar Success for the 2018-2019 year. 

The position may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. After a one-year initial contract, the position may lead to rolling, renewable contracts of three years. The professor hired will NOT be allowed to vote in faculty meetings (but may serve on and vote in committees). The anticipated salary is $70,000 to just under $100,000. The number of students to be taught each semester is estimated at 30 or fewer.

Hat tip to Michael W. Flynn.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Early Bird Registration for the LWI Biennial Conference Until March 31

Here's a reminder to register for the 18th Biennial LWI Conference by March 31 to take advantage of the early bird rate of $450. The conference will be held July 11-14, 2018 at Marquette University School of Law in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition to the substantive program, there will be a gala at Discovery World.

After you register for the conference, reserve a room at the Hilton Milwaukee for $179 using the group code "LWI” or, alternatively, in Marquette University dormitory lodging by contacting Carrie Enea at 414-288-4737 or carrie.enea@marquette.edu

Hat tips to Ted Becker, Rebekah Hanley, & Sherri Keene.

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March 26, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Final Reminder: Free Legal Research Webinar on March 19

Barbara BavisThe American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress will present a free webinar on “free legal research online” as part of the select ABA CLE Premier Speaker Series. The speaker will be Barbara Bavis of the Law Library of Congress.

The webinar will take place on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern (noon to 1:30 p.m. Central)

This program will teach you how to use a multitude of free online resources to complete your legal and legislative research.The webinar would normally cost $195.00 but is being offered to ABA members at no cost.
 
Ms. Bavis will explain how to locate federal materials using free online resources from the Law Library of Congress, the Government Publishing Office (GPO), the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives (OLRC), and other government entities. You'll also learn how to use non-governmental databases like Google Scholar, Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute (LII), Casetext, CourtListener, and the American Presidency Project to find case law, articles, executive orders, and much more. You'll also receive:
  • Up-to-the-minute information, highlighting both newly available resources, and updates to more established resources
  • A complete “cheat sheet” for legal or legislative research conducted outside of the main subscription databases (Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg)
  • Resources from all branches of government that are valuable in conducting legal and legislative research

Although there is no charge, registration is required.  To view the listing and to register, please visit ShopABA at https://shop.americanbar.org/eBus/Default.aspx?TabID=1538&productId=303746111&ct=34cb7ddd5ce7110b300b99cf219bdfc5da67a4ef580010b9b55545629f3d360287a61a17b99274a7a18eabde9776d75c0b6f9e73b6a6b0a116c009254a3911cf

Hat tip to Elissa Lichtenstein and the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress.

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March 15, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Early Bird Registration for the LWI Biennial Conference Until March 31

You can register for the 18th Biennial LWI Conference by March 31 to take advantage of the early bird rate of $450. The conference will be held July 11-14, 2018 at Marquette University School of Law in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition to the substantive program, there will be a gala at Discovery World.

After you register for the conference, reserve a room at the Hilton Milwaukee for $179 using the group code "LWI” or, alternatively, in Marquette University dormitory lodging by contacting Carrie Enea at 414-288-4737 or carrie.enea@marquette.edu

Hat tips to Ted Becker, Rebekah Hanley, & Sherri Keene.

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March 15, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Texas is Hiring (Application Deadline is April 11, 2018)

The University of Texas School of Law seeks to hire a legal-writing teacher for the 2018–2019 school year.  The person hired will teach two sections of legal analysis and communication in the fall and two sections of persuasive writing and advocacy in the spring.  Each section will have approximately 20 to 25 students.

The successful applicant will join the faculty of the David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy.  Job duties will include teaching classes, holding student conferences, training and supervising teaching assistants, creating writing problems, commenting on student papers, and judging oral arguments.

Applicants should have strong academic credentials, including a J.D. from an accredited law school, and proven expertise in legal writing.  Law-practice experience, which may include a judicial clerkship, is expected.  Experience teaching or working with students is valuable.

The position is at the University status of Lecturer, with a nine-month contract (September–May) that will pay $80,000 plus insurance and retirement benefits. Although the contract may be renewed, there is no guarantee of renewal. The position can lead to rolling, renewable contracts of three years. The position cannot lead to a tenure-track appointment.

To apply, submit a cover letter, résumé, law-school transcript, and writing sample by visiting https://apply.interfolio.com/49592.   The application deadline is April 11, 2018.   We will comply with the AALS Statement of Good Practices for the Recruitment of and Resignation by Full-Time Faculty Members.

The University of Texas at Austin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation. The posititon may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. After a one-year initial contract, the position may lead to rolling, renewable contracts of three years. The position is eligible for University voting rights, with exceptions, after two or more academic years of service. The anticipated salary is $80,000 to $89,999. The anticipated number of students is 36 to 45.

Hat tip to Kamela Bridges.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Reminder: LWI Writers' Workshop

Here's a reminder that the Legal Writing Institute will hold its 15th Writers Workshop to take place on Sunday, July 8 through Wednesday, July 11, 2018, just before the 2018 LWI Conference in Milwaukee. The workshop will give up to twelve legal writing faculty the opportunity to spend time working on their academic writing projects and improving their scholarly skills.

The workshop will take place at two adjacent mansions in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, complete with space for discussion, contemplation, and writing.  All LWI members are eligible. You must have a scholarly writing project well underway and beyond the initial stages of performing early research and drafting a tentative outline. You must at least have some sort of partial draft. In most cases, a scholarly writing project should result in a law review article or something similar.

Although all LWI members are encouraged to apply, the workshop is limited to 12 participants. The organizers give priority to full-time Legal Writing faculty for whom scholarly writing is a prerequisite for retention, promotion, or tenure. They also give priority to applicants who have not attended past Workshops, although a significant number of legal writing scholars have benefited so substantially from the workshop that they have returned in following years.

Participants make presentations on their projects to small groups of three and receive feedback from the other members of their group and from experienced scholarly writers who facilitate the sessions. Each session runs about ninety minutes. Participants also benefit from several guided discussion groups, each on a different topic and led by the facilitators. Participants will also have time to work on their drafts. And time to just gaze out on Lake Geneva too, we hope.

Participants will pay a $300 registration. LWI will cover meals, beginning with dinner on July 8 and ending with breakfast on July 11. For more information, contact Deborah Gordon at (215) 571-4811.

Submit your application at https://drexel.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bfnqm5LvernWNDL by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 16. The organizers will select participants on a rolling basis.

Hat tips to Cynthia Adams, Ken Chestek, Deborah Gordon, Kim Holst, Chris Rideout, and Lou Sirico.

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March 10, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Reminder: Free Legal Research Webinar on March 19

Barbara BavisHere's a reminder that the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress has announced that Barbara Bavis, a librarian at the Law Library of Congress, will present a free webinar on “free legal research online” as part of the select ABA CLE Premier Speaker Series.

The webinar will take place on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern (noon to 1:30 p.m. Central)

This program will teach you how to use a multitude of free online resources to complete your legal and legislative research.The webinar would normally cost $195.00 but is being offered to ABA members at no cost.
 
Ms. Bavis will explain how to locate federal materials using free online resources from the Law Library of Congress, the Government Publishing Office (GPO), the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives (OLRC), and other government entities. You'll also learn how to use non-governmental databases like Google Scholar, Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute (LII), Casetext, CourtListener, and the American Presidency Project to find case law, articles, executive orders, and much more. You'll also receive:
  • Up-to-the-minute information, highlighting both newly available resources, and updates to more established resources
  • A complete “cheat sheet” for legal or legislative research conducted outside of the main subscription databases (Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg)
  • Resources from all branches of government that are valuable in conducting legal and legislative research

Although there is no charge, registration is required.  To view the listing and to register, please visit ShopABA at https://shop.americanbar.org/eBus/Default.aspx?TabID=1538&productId=303746111&ct=34cb7ddd5ce7110b300b99cf219bdfc5da67a4ef580010b9b55545629f3d360287a61a17b99274a7a18eabde9776d75c0b6f9e73b6a6b0a116c009254a3911cf

Hat tip to Elissa Lichtenstein and the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress.

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March 8, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

NYSBA Offers Advanced Legal Writing Seminars in April

Judge LebovitsHere's a reminder that the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) will offer an Advanced Legal Writing seminar with Justice Gerald Lebovits, a New York City judge since 2001 and president of the 300-judge New York State Association of Acting Supreme Court Justices.

Justice Lebovits has been an adjunct professor of law for 32 years, currently at Columbia, Fordham, and NYU. Students at Fordham, New York Law School, and St. John’s have each elected him Adjunct Law Professor of the Year. He has authored six books and more than 300 articles and given hundreds of CLEs on legal writing, ethics, criminal practice, and landlord-tenant law for bar associations, government organizations, and the New York State Court System. He will also be known to many New York lawyers because he has authored the Legal Writer Column for the New York State Bar Journal since 2001.

Justice Lebovits will share easy-to remember and simple-to-understand methods of persuasive writing and the essential elements of a winning brief — from cover to conclusion, including storytelling, theme, organization, style, rhetoric, ethics, and legal method. 
  • Monday, April 23, 2018 | Long Island
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | Westchester
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 | NYC (Manhattan)
  • Monday, April 30, 2018 | Syracuse
  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | Rochester
  • Thursday, May 3, 2018 | Buffalo
  • Friday, May 4, 2018 | Albany
 
NYSBA Members: $125 | Non-Members: $225
4.0 MCLE Credits in Skills
 
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March 1, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Scribes National CLE Program in Chicago on April 13, 2018

Scribes--The American Society of Legal Writers--will hold its national CLE program in Chicago on Friday, April 13, 2018. And yes, that's the 275th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson. The title of the CLE program is "Well Written."

 

Here is a link to the registration page for the full-day CLE program. The program is free for members of Scribes (including professors who work at law schools that are institutional members of Scribes). It's also free for law students. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/well-written-the-2018-scribes-annual-cle-registration-43409630373

 

I hope to see you there! For more information on Scribes, please visit www.scribes.org.

 

Prof. Mark E. Wojcik

President-Elect

Scribes--The American Society of Legal Writers

 

February 27, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Free Legal Research Webinar on March 19

Barbara BavisThe American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress has announced that Barbara Bavis, a librarian at the Law Library of Congress, will present a free webinar on “free legal research online” as part of the select ABA CLE Premier Speaker Series.

The webinar will take place on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern (noon to 1:30 p.m. Central)

This program will teach you how to use a multitude of free online resources to complete your legal and legislative research.The webinar would normally cost $195.00 but is being offered to ABA members at no cost.
 
Ms. Bavis will explain how to locate federal materials using free online resources from the Law Library of Congress, the Government Publishing Office (GPO), the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives (OLRC), and other government entities. You'll also learn how to use non-governmental databases like Google Scholar, Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute (LII), Casetext, CourtListener, and the American Presidency Project to find case law, articles, executive orders, and much more. You'll also receive:
  • Up-to-the-minute information, highlighting both newly available resources, and updates to more established resources
  • A complete “cheat sheet” for legal or legislative research conducted outside of the main subscription databases (Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg)
  • Resources from all branches of government that are valuable in conducting legal and legislative research

Although there is no charge, registration is required.  To view the listing and to register, please visit ShopABA at https://shop.americanbar.org/eBus/Default.aspx?TabID=1538&productId=303746111&ct=34cb7ddd5ce7110b300b99cf219bdfc5da67a4ef580010b9b55545629f3d360287a61a17b99274a7a18eabde9776d75c0b6f9e73b6a6b0a116c009254a3911cf

Hat tip to Elissa Lichtenstein and the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress.

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February 27, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, February 26, 2018

News from Indiana University McKinney School of Law

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law announced that Brad Desnoyer will join the IU McKinney faculty as Clinical Associate Professor of Law. Brad currently teaches at the University of Missouri School of Law. He joined Mizzou Law in 2011 after clerking at the Missouri Supreme Court and later serving as the Court’s Deputy Communication Counsel. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and earned his J.D. at the University of Missouri, serving as an editorial member of the Missouri Law Review. As a coach, Brad has led five teams, in four years, to the ABA National Arbitration Competition. He has won numerous awards for his teaching and service. He recently co-published an article about race, rhetoric, and judicial opinions in the Maryland Law Review, in addition to co-publishing the exam writing guide, How to Write Law Exams: IRAC Perfected.

The school also announced that Laura Riff will join IU McKinney as Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law after seven years as a litigator and a year as adjunct faculty at McKinney. After graduating magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, Laura began her career in complex commercial litigation at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, DC.  She further developed this litigation practice at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, where she was promoted to partner in 2016. Laura has represented clients in trial and appellate proceedings in a variety of disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, securities, corporate governance, truth in advertising, and products liability matters. Laura is an active member of the Illinois, New York, and District of Columbia bars.

 

Hat tip to Jim Dimitri.

 

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February 26, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, February 25, 2018

LWI Writers' Workshop

The Legal Writing Institute has announced its 15th Writers Workshop to take place on Sunday, July 8 through Wednesday, July 11, 2018, just before the 2018 LWI Conference in Milwaukee. The workshop will give up to twelve legal writing faculty the opportunity to spend time working on their academic writing projects and improving their scholarly skills.

The workshop will take place at two adjacent mansions in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, complete with space for discussion, contemplation, and writing.  All LWI members are eligible. You must have a scholarly writing project well underway and beyond the initial stages of performing early research and drafting a tentative outline. You must at least have some sort of partial draft. In most cases, a scholarly writing project should result in a law review article or something similar.

Although all LWI members are encouraged to apply, the workshop is limited to 12 participants. The organizers give priority to full-time Legal Writing faculty for whom scholarly writing is a prerequisite for retention, promotion, or tenure. They also give priority to applicants who have not attended past Workshops, although a significant number of legal writing scholars have benefited so substantially from the workshop that they have returned in following years.

Participants make presentations on their projects to small groups of three and receive feedback from the other members of their group and from experienced scholarly writers who facilitate the sessions. Each session runs about ninety minutes. Participants also benefit from several guided discussion groups, each on a different topic and led by the facilitators. Participants will also have time to work on their drafts. And time to just gaze out on Lake Geneva too, we hope.

Participants will pay a $300 registration. LWI will cover meals, beginning with dinner on July 8 and ending with breakfast on July 11. For more information, contact Deborah Gordon at (215) 571-4811.

Submit your application at https://drexel.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bfnqm5LvernWNDL by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 16. The organizers will select participants on a rolling basis.

Hat tips to Cynthia Adams, Ken Chestek, Deborah Gordon, Kim Holst, Chris Rideout, and Lou Sirico.

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February 25, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, February 16, 2018

University of North Carolina is Hiring a Visitor

The University of North Carolina School of Law seeks to hire a full-time visiting clinical professor to teach in its six-credit, first-year Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy (“RRWA”) Program. The professor will teach two sections of RRWA each semester during the nine-month 2018-19 academic year. Each section will have no more than 17 students.

The person hired will join the experienced, collaborative professors in the school's Writing and Learning Resources Center (WLRC) (http://www.law.unc.edu/academics/wlrc). They teach writing, research, and oral advocacy in ways that integrate legal analysis, research strategy, citation literacy, oral advocacy, and professionalism. They use an innovative textbook written by our colleague Alexa Chew and our former colleague Katie Rose Guest Pryal: The Complete Legal Writer (Carolina Academic Press 2016). The book pioneers a genre-discovery approach that promotes student autonomy and teaches a systematic process for learning to write unfamiliar legal documents.

The present hiring responds to recent positive developments that will permit more WLRC professors to teach outside the RRWA Program in 2018-19. That arrangement seems likely to continue beyond 2018-19, prompting long-term hiring.

The professor hired as a visitor will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings. The school anticipates paying a base salary of $70,000 to $90,000 for a nine-month appointment. The number of students to be taught is estimated at 31 to 35.

Candidates must have a J.D., bar admission, and practice or clerkship experience. Candidates should have an outstanding academic record, the ability and desire to work collaboratively on an established faculty team, and teaching experience or demonstrated teaching potential. A strong plus is additional experience or degrees in education, counseling, or academic‑excellence work. 

Applications will be accepted until either April 16, 2018, or when the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/134128 (or https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/134163). Applications should include a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and contact information for four references. Confidential inquiries are welcome; contact Craig T. Smith, Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean for the Writing and Learning Resources Center, at 919.962.7059. For more information about School of Law, visit www.law.unc.edu.

Hat tip to Craig Smith.

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February 16, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Suffolk University Gives Tenure to Six Legal Writing Professors

Boom!

The Suffolk University Board of Trustees approved tenure for six of its legal writing professors: Sabrina DeFabritiis, Shailini Jandial George, Rosa Kim, Samantha A. Moppett, Gabriel H. Teninbaum, and Kathleen Elliott Vinson.

These are all legal writing professors who have made a national reputation for themselves in the field of legal writing education through their publications, their participation in national and international conferences, and their active leadership in organizations such as the Legal Writing Institute and the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. Congratulations to each of them and to the faculty and trustees of Suffolk University on recognizing the rich legal writing talent you have at Suffolk.

Hat tip to Kathy Vinson.

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February 16, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)