Thursday, January 21, 2016

Global Legal Skills Awards

Verona Bridge David Austin PhotoA list of past individual and institutional recipients of Global Legal Skills Awards is now available by clicking here.

The GLS awards were first given out in Costa Rica at the seventh Global Legal Skills Conference. Awards are given for individuals, scholarship (including new books and new editions of previously published books), institutions, and law schools. Nominations for 2016 Awards are now being accepted in all categories. Send nominations to gls11verona@gmail.com by March 30, 2016. There is no particular form for nominations, but please include sufficient information to explain to the Awards Committee why the person, institution, publication, or law school is deserving of the award. Contact Professor Mark E. Wojcik at The John Marshall Law School for more information about the GLS Awards.

The next Global Legal Skills Conference (and Awards Presentation) will be held May 24-26, 2016 at the University of Verona Department of Law. Click here for more information about the conference, including how to submit a proposal for presentation.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

The John Marshall Law School Holds its 200th Graduation Ceremony

Chanbonpin and GarmanThe John Marshall Law School held its 200th Graduation Ceremony yesterday in Chicago. Pictured here are Professor Kim D. Chanbonpin, Director of the Lawyering Skills Program at The John Marshall Law School, and the Honorable Rita Garman, Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court.

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January 18, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Save the Date: Legal Research Program at the ABA Midyear Meeting in San Francisco

Barbara Bavis, Senior Legal Reference Specialist in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., will present a program at the American Bar Association Midyear Meeting in San Diego on Friday, February 5, 2016, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel. We expect the program to be in the Newport Beach Room, but you can check the monitors and ABA Schedule that day if it isn't there. The program is free and well worth the investment of your time if you're attending the ABA Meeting in San Diego. The program is organized by the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Stanford Law School Symposium

Stanford Law School is hosting a symposium on January 30 on Narrative and Metaphor in the Law.

Many scholars familiar to the legal writing and rhetoric community will be presenting there:  Linda Berger, Peter Brooks, Michael Smith, Kathryn Stanchi, Bernadette Meyler, and L. David Ritchie, as well as thinkers in the fields of anthropology, media studies, cognitive psychology, and public policy, including Raymond Gibbs, Dahlia Lithwick, Simon Stern, and Kathryn Young. 

For more info, go to https://conferences.law.stanford.edu/narrativeandmetaphorinlaw/.

hat tip:  Jeanne Merino

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Roberta I. Shaffer has been named as the next Law Librarian of Congress

Roberta Shaffer LLOCRoberta I. Shaffer has been named as the next Law Librarian of Congress, effective February 21, 2016. She has been serving in as Acting Law Librarian of Congress since October 2015 and had previously been the Law Librarian of Congress from August 2009 to November 2011.

Law Library of CongressMs. Shaffer graduated cum laude from Vassar College with an A.B. degree in Political Science and Demography, with highest honors from Emory University with a Master’s degree in Law Librarianship, and cum laude with a J.D. from Tulane University School of Law. She is admitted to the bars of Texas and the District of Columbia as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

She was previously the Director of the University of Houston Law Center’s Legal Communications Program and Associate Director of that school's Law and Technology Program. In 1984, she became the first person appointed to the position of special assistant to the Law Librarian in the Library of Congress.

In 1987, Shaffer was named a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law in Israel. Upon her return to the United States, she served for a year as Director of the Law Library at the George Washington University National Law Center Library during the director’s sabbatical.

From 1990 until 1999, she served concurrently as adjunct coordinator of the law librarianship specialization at the School of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America and as director of research services at the law firm of Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C. In 1999, she was appointed and served for two years as dean and professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin. After working briefly with the Special Libraries Association and as a consultant, in 2002 she accepted the position of director of external relations and program development and professor at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland in College Park, where she implemented the Master of Information Management (MIM) degree.

Shaffer returned to the Library of Congress in 2005 as executive director of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee/Federal Library Network (FLICC/FEDLINK). In this position, she has overseen procurement, provided advocacy and advice on technology and managed education and training for a federal program servicing more than 1,500 federal information professionals and 130 vendors. She was appointed Director of the Law Library of Congress in 2009

Click here for more information about her appointment.

Founded in 1832, the mission of the Law Library of Congress is to make its resources available to members of Congress, the Supreme Court, other branches of the U.S. government, and the global community of legal scholars. Its mission is also to preserve a universal collection of law for future generations. The Law Library of Congress is the world’s largest collection of law books and other resources from all countries. It provides online databases and guides to legal information worldwide through its website at www.loc.gov/law/.

Mark E. Wojcik, Member of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

CFP Institute for Law Teaching and Learning

CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS

Institute for Law Teaching and Learning—Summer 2016 Conference

“Real-World Readiness”

June 10-11, 2016

Washburn University School of Law—Topeka, Kansas

The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning invites proposals for conference workshops addressing the many ways that law schools are preparing students to enter the real world of law practice.  With the rising demands for “practice-ready” lawyers, this topic has taken on increased urgency in recent years.  How are law schools and law professors taking on the challenge of graduating students who are ready to join the real world of practicing attorneys?  Can we be doing more?

The Institute takes a broad view of educational practices that promote real-world readiness.  Accordingly, we welcome proposals for workshops on incorporating such teaching techniques in doctrinal, clinical, externship, writing, seminar, hybrid, and interdisciplinary courses.  Workshops can address real-world readiness in first-year courses, upper-level courses, required courses, electives, or academic support teaching.  Workshops can present innovative teaching materials, course designs, curricular or program designs, etc.  Each workshop should include materials that participants can use during the workshop and also when they return to their campuses.  Presenters should model best practices in teaching methods by actively engaging the workshop participants. 

The Institute invites proposals for 60-minute workshops consistent with a broad interpretation of the conference theme.  To be considered for the conference, proposals should be one single-spaced page (maximum) and should include the following information:

  • ·         the title of the workshop;
  • ·         the name, address, telephone number, and email address of the presenter(s);
  • ·         a summary of the contents of the workshop, including its goals and methods; and
  • ·         an explanation of the interactive teaching methods the presenter(s) will use to engage the audience.

The Institute must receive proposals by February 1, 2016.  Submit proposals via email to Emily Grant, Co-Director, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, at emily.grant@washburn.edu.

Conference Details

Schedule of Events:

Washburn University School of Law will host a welcome reception on the evening of Thursday, June 9, and the conference workshops will take place at the law school all day on Friday, June 10, and until the early afternoon on Saturday, June 11. 

Travel and Lodging:

Topeka is about 75 minutes away from the Kansas City airport (MCI).  You may wish to rent a car at MCI for the drive to Topeka.  There are a few shuttle services available. A block of hotel rooms will be reserved for a discounted rate at the Ramada Topeka Downtown Hotel and Convention Center.

Fees:

The conference fee for participants is $450, which includes materials, meals during the conference (two breakfasts and two lunches), and a welcome reception on Thursday evening, June 9, 2016.  The conference fee for presenters is $350. 

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Legal Research and Writing Classes for Non-U.S. Lawyers

AALS LogoHere's a reminder of a program on Saturday at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. The program is sponsored by the AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers:

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 3:30 to 5:15 p.m.

New Law Teacher Program – Pedagogy:

Legal Research and Writing Classes for Non-U.S. Lawyers

This program will review legal research and writing assignments, materials, and teaching needs for non-U.S. lawyers attending LL.M. programs in the United States. The program will also consider how professors and law schools can better serve the needs of international students.

Moderators: Lauren Fielder (University of Texas School of Law)

Speakers:

Hether Clash Macfarlane (Pacific McGeorge School of Law)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Your AALS Legal Writing Dance Card

AALS Dance Card AALS Logo

Here are the legal writing events for the 2016 annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools

Wednesday, January 6

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Association of Legal Writing Directors, Legal Writing Institute and AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Scholars and Scholarship Workshop at Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam, near Lincoln Center). 

 

6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Legal Writing Outreach Committee Happy Hour at Bridges Bar at the New York Hilton Midtown

 

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Blackwell Award Reception – Hilton, Second Floor, Nassau East

Legal Writing Institute and Association of Legal Writing Directors Reception Honoring Coleen Barger (University of Arkansas at Little Rock), Recipient of the 2016 Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing

 

Thursday, January 7

10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research
Best Practices for Supervising Seminar Papers and Other Scholarly Writings

Sheraton, Second Floor, Empire West

 

Noon - 1:15 p.m.

LWRR Luncheon

Sheraton, Second Floor, Central Park West

Presentation of the Section Award to Suzanne Rowe (University of Oregon) and Remembrance of Molly Lien (The John Marshall Law School and Chicago-Kent College of Law)

 

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Coffee at Starbucks hosted by ALWD’s New Directors’ Committee, at Starbucks, 1335 6th Avenue, just across 54th Street from the Hilton

 

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research
Pedagogy for New Law School Teachers: What Every Law Professor Should Know About How Students Learn

Sheraton, Second Floor, Empire West

 

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

AALS Opening reception

Hilton, Third Floor, Grand Ballroom

 

Friday, January 8

8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Arc of career program – re: non TT jobs, lots of LRW folks speaking

Hilton, Second Floor, Gramercy East

 

1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers

Recruiting LL.M. Students: Promises, Expectations, Resources, and Realities

Panel will include bar exam preparation ans legal writing and research needs of students who speak English as a second language.

Hilton, Second Floor, Murray Hill West

 

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Afternoon refreshment/coffee for experienced legal writing professors.

 

7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Carolina Academic Press Reception for authors and friends

 

Saturday, January 9

7:00 a.m.

LWRR Business Meeting at the Hilton, Fourth Floor, New York Suite.  No one knows why it's this early, but it is.

 

3:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Legal Research and Writing Classes for Non-U.S. Lawyers, a program for new teachers of lawyers and law students who speak English as a second language. Sponsored by the AALS Section on Greaduate Programs for non-U.S. Lawyers.

Hilton, Second Floor, Murray Hill West

 

Sunday, January 9

8:30 a.m.

Arc of Career: Leadership (lots of LRW folks speaking)

Hilton, Second Floor, Gramercy East

 

10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research
Reimagining the Curriculum to Address Student Needs and Bench and Bar Demands

Hilton, Second Floor, Beekman Parlor

 

12:30 p.m.

Legal Writing Informal Lunch and Walking Tour (weather permitting)

 

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

CFP Institute for Law Teaching and Learning

CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS

Institute for Law Teaching and Learning—Summer 2016 Conference

“Real-World Readiness”

June 10-11, 2016

Washburn University School of Law—Topeka, Kansas

The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning invites proposals for conference workshops addressing the many ways that law schools are preparing students to enter the real world of law practice.  With the rising demands for “practice-ready” lawyers, this topic has taken on increased urgency in recent years.  How are law schools and law professors taking on the challenge of graduating students who are ready to join the real world of practicing attorneys?  Can we be doing more?

The Institute takes a broad view of educational practices that promote real-world readiness.  Accordingly, we welcome proposals for workshops on incorporating such teaching techniques in doctrinal, clinical, externship, writing, seminar, hybrid, and interdisciplinary courses.  Workshops can address real-world readiness in first-year courses, upper-level courses, required courses, electives, or academic support teaching.  Workshops can present innovative teaching materials, course designs, curricular or program designs, etc.  Each workshop should include materials that participants can use during the workshop and also when they return to their campuses.  Presenters should model best practices in teaching methods by actively engaging the workshop participants. 

The Institute invites proposals for 60-minute workshops consistent with a broad interpretation of the conference theme.  To be considered for the conference, proposals should be one single-spaced page (maximum) and should include the following information:

  • ·         the title of the workshop;
  • ·         the name, address, telephone number, and email address of the presenter(s);
  • ·         a summary of the contents of the workshop, including its goals and methods; and
  • ·         an explanation of the interactive teaching methods the presenter(s) will use to engage the audience.

The Institute must receive proposals by February 1, 2016.  Submit proposals via email to Emily Grant, Co-Director, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, at emily.grant@washburn.edu.

Conference Details

Schedule of Events:

Washburn University School of Law will host a welcome reception on the evening of Thursday, June 9, and the conference workshops will take place at the law school all day on Friday, June 10, and until the early afternoon on Saturday, June 11. 

Travel and Lodging:

Topeka is about 75 minutes away from the Kansas City airport (MCI).  You may wish to rent a car at MCI for the drive to Topeka.  There are a few shuttle services available. A block of hotel rooms will be reserved for a discounted rate at the Ramada Topeka Downtown Hotel and Convention Center.

Fees:

The conference fee for participants is $450, which includes materials, meals during the conference (two breakfasts and two lunches), and a welcome reception on Thursday evening, June 9, 2016.  The conference fee for presenters is $350. 

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December 29, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, December 28, 2015

“How to Conduct Free Legal Research Online”

Barbara Bavis, Senior Legal Reference Specialist in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., will present a program at the American Bar Association Midyear Meeting in San Diego on Friday, February 5, 2016, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel. We expect the program to be in the Newport Beach Room, but you can check the monitors and ABA Schedule that day if it isn't there. The program is free and well worth the investment of your time if you're attending the ABA Meeting in San Diego. The program is organized by the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress.

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December 28, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Legal Research and Writing Classes for Non-U.S. Lawyers

AALS LogoHere's another entry for your Dance Card at the upcoming annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, sponsored by the AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers:

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 3:30 to 5:15 p.m.

New Law Teacher Program – Pedagogy:

Legal Research and Writing Classes for Non-U.S. Lawyers

This program will review legal research and writing assignments, materials, and teaching needs for non-U.S. lawyers attending LL.M. programs in the United States. The program will also consider how professors and law schools can better serve the needs of international students.

Moderators: Lauren Fielder (University of Texas School of Law)

Speakers:

Hether Clash Macfarlane (Pacific McGeorge School of Law)

John B. Thornton (Northwestern University School of Law)

Mark E. Wojcik (The John Marshall Law School-Chicago)

December 28, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, December 27, 2015

AALS Section on Teaching Methods

AALS LogoHere's a link to the newsletter for the AALS Section on Teaching Methods. The newsletter features several legal writing professors and teaching tips for a number of classes.

https://goo.gl/eMFwzz

Hat tip to Debbie Borman.

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December 27, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, December 26, 2015

More Updates to Congress.gov

Click here to read more about these and other updates on Congress.gov.

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December 26, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

AALS Legal Writing Outreach Committee

The Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research has a tremendous outreach committee that plans activities and welcomes newbies navigating the massive AALS Annual Meeting.  Here's a reminder of the Outreach Committee's activities planned for New York.  This schedule does not include the substantive panels or section lunch, so be sure that those are also on your AALS dance card!

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Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research

2016 AALS Annual Meeting Outreach Activities

Happy Hour and Welcome

-       Wednesday, January 6, 6:00 p.m.–7:45 p.m. 

-       Bridges Bar at New York Hilton Mid-Town

-       Come socialize, meet new colleagues and catch up with old friends before going to the Blackwell Award Reception at 8:00 in the same hotel

-        

Welcome Coffee and Continental Breakfast for all LWRR Members

-      Thursday, January 6, 8:00-8:45 a.m.

-       Exhibit Hall

-       Enjoy some coffee, pastries, and conversation

 

Coffee/pastries and informal discussion on Global Legal Skills and the LWRR section

-      Thursday, January 7, 1:45-3:00 p.m.

-      Exhibit Hall

-       Enjoy some coffee, pastries, and conversation about Global Legal Skills

 

New Teachers Coffee and Continental Breakfast

-       Friday, January 8, 8:00 a.m. -8:45 a.m.

-       Exhibit Hall

-       Form connections with peers and mentors and enjoy some coffee and pastries

  

Afternoon refreshment Coffee/pastries for experienced teachers

-      Friday, January 8, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

-       Exhibit Hall

-       Catch-up with experienced teachers and enjoy some refreshments

 

Afternoon refreshment Coffee/pastries

-       Saturday, January 9, 1:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.

-       Exhibit Hall

-       Decompress, catch your second wind, and socialize

 

Coffee/continental breakfast and conference recap and farewell

-       Sunday, January 10, 8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.

-       Hudson Market & Bistro (Sheraton)

-       Enjoy coffee and breakfast and wish your colleagues well

 

Casual good-bye lunch

-       Sunday, January 10, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

-       Location TBA

-       Enjoy a meal for the road and see your colleagues one last time before traveling

 

Walking Tour of New York Neighborhood

-       Sunday, January 10, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

-       Meeting place TBA

-       Unwind and decompress with a walk, a little sight-seeing, and some visiting

December 26, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Four Legal Writing Professors Promoted at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago

ChanbonpinThe John Marshall Law School in Chicago recently promoted one professor from Assistant to Associate Professor and three of its Associate Professors to Full Professors. All of these professors teach in the Lawyering Skills Program at The John Marshall Law School.

Kim Chanbonpin (Director of the Lawyering Skills Program at The John Marshall Law School and President-Elect of the Legal Writing Institute, pictured here) was promoted to the rank of Full Professor. Also promoted to full professor were Maureen Collins (new editor of the Scrivener, the newsletter of Scribes--The American Society of Legal Writers) and Steven Schwinn (an editor on the Constitutional Law Prof Blog). Hugh Mundy ws promoted to Associate Professor on his road to tenure.

Congratulations to all.

Hat tip to Mary Nagel.

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December 24, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, December 21, 2015

Save the Dates! Upcoming AALS Annual Meetings in New York, San Francisco, San Diego, and New Orleans

AALS LogoThe Association of American Law Schools holds its well-attended annual meeting each January. Here's the schedule of upcoming meetings for the next few years:

  • January 6-10, 2016: New York
  • January 4-7, 2017: San Francisco
  • January 3-6, 2018: San Diego
  • January 2-6, 2019: New Orleans

The Association of American Law Schools is a nonprofit association of 180 law schools. Its law school members enroll most of the law students in the United States.  The AALS describes its mission as "to uphold and advance excellence in legal education." The AALS promotes the core values of excellence in teaching and scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity, including diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, while seeking to improve the legal profession, to foster justice, and to serve local, national, and international communities.

Visit the AALS website for more information about the Association and its upcoming meetings and other activities. The AALS has a large number of Sections focused on various topics, including its Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. That section holds at least one program at each Annual Meeting and a luncheon at which it confers its prestigious Section Award in recognition of lifetime contributions to the teaching of legal writing and research. The section also publishes a newsletter with information about upcoming AALS events and news of legal writing professors across the United States.

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December 21, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, December 18, 2015

Call for Proposals

The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning has issued a Call for Proposals for its Summer 2016 conference on Real-World Readiness:

CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS

 Institute for Law Teaching and Learning—Summer 2016 Conference

“Real-World Readiness”

June 10-11, 2016

Washburn University School of Law—Topeka, Kansas

 The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning invites proposals for conference workshops addressing the many ways that law schools are preparing students to enter the real world of law practice.  With the rising demands for “practice-ready” lawyers, this topic has taken on increased urgency in recent years.  How are law schools and law professors taking on the challenge of graduating students who are ready to join the real world of practicing attorneys?  Can we be doing more?

The Institute takes a broad view of educational practices that promote real-world readiness.  Accordingly, we welcome proposals for workshops on incorporating such teaching techniques in doctrinal, clinical, externship, writing, seminar, hybrid, and interdisciplinary courses.  Workshops can address real-world readiness in first-year courses, upper-level courses, required courses, electives, or academic support teaching.  Workshops can present innovative teaching materials, course designs, curricular or program designs, etc.  Each workshop should include materials that participants can use during the workshop and also when they return to their campuses.  Presenters should model best practices in teaching methods by actively engaging the workshop participants. 

The Institute invites proposals for 60-minute workshops consistent with a broad interpretation of the conference theme.  To be considered for the conference, proposals should be one single-spaced page (maximum) and should include the following information:

  • the title of the workshop;
  • the name, address, telephone number, and email address of the presenter(s);
  • a summary of the contents of the workshop, including its goals and methods; and
  • an explanation of the interactive teaching methods the presenter(s) will use to engage the audience.

The Institute must receive proposals by February 1, 2016.  Submit proposals via email to Emily Grant, Co-Director, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, at emily.grant@washburn.edu.

hat tip:  Emily Grant

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December 18, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

congratulations to Sarah Ricks

The Black Law Students' Association at Rutgers is honoring Sarah Ricks at its annual event in January — the 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet and Awards Ceremony.  Here are details from the announcement that just went out:

The event will be from 6-9PM on Friday, January 15, 2016. There will be a cocktail hour from 6PM to 7PM, with the program officially beginning at 7PM.

Honorees include Professor Sarah Ricks (Rutgers Law School Co-founder and Co-Director of the Pro Bono Research Project; Commissioner of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations; Co-chair of the ABA Section 1983 Subcommittee on Civil Rights Litigation)

hat tip:  Suzanne Rowe

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December 18, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Newsletter for the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research

AALS LogoJust in time for the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, here's a link to the Fall Newsletter of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. You'll want to have a look at the section newsletter even if you're not going to the annual meeting in New York.

Articles include:

  • A column by Section Chair Jennifer Murphy Romig (Emory University)
  • A description of the Joint Scholars and Scholarship Workshop on Feminist Jurisprudence, sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute, the Association of Legal Writing Directors, and the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research
  • The list of AALS Section Officers slated by the nominating committee for election at some unbelievably early section meeting at 7:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning. (New York really is the city that never sleeps!)
  • News about the presentation of the Section Award to Suzanne Rowe (University of Oregon) and of a remembrance of Molly Lien, former Legal Writing Director at Chicago-Kent College of Law and The John Marshall Law School
  • An Update from the Section's Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Tips from Heidi Holland (Gonzaga) on What to Do Over Winter Break to Make Your Spring Semester More Successful
  • Reports (and photos) from LWI One-Day Workshops
  • Announcements of Awards to legal writing faculty across the country
  • New publications by legal writing faculty
  • News of promotions, moves, and milestones for legal writing faculty

Click here to see the newsletter.

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December 16, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

President of the University of Iowa Apologizes for Suggesting that Unprepared Professors Should Be Shot

Several news sources are reporting today that the President of the University of Iowa, J. Bruce Harreld, has apologized for suggesting that professors who are unprepared to teach should be shot.

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December 15, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (0)