Sunday, July 17, 2016
Texas Academic Support and Legal Writing Scholars Colloquium
Location: Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
Date: September 23, 2016
Although named the “Texas Academic Support and Legal Writing Scholars Colloquium," this gathering is open to legal writing and academic support faculty/instructors from anywhere to present works-in-progress across all disciplines within the law, doctrinal or pedagogical. Academic Support and Legal Writing faculty have complicated time commitments in our jobs, so we would like to create a forum to discuss our scholarship in light of our responsibilities that are somewhat different than from faculty members. The works presented can be in the very early stages to elicit comments for fully developing the project, to more complete articles for honing before publication. You can also participate without presenting if you like, to discuss your ideas informally with like minded colleagues during the breaks in the program.
Depending on the response, we will make every effort to create panels that share some common attributes. We would like to be able to distribute drafts, or even outlines of works in progress to the other members of the panel if possible.
The colloquium will be all day on Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, TX. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required so that we may plan our panels, plan for lunch and other logistic needs. We are located in downtown Fort Worth, with a wide variety of hotel choices, and two fairly close airports that make travel here not terribly difficult (DFW, and DAL). The Sheraton Fort Worth is directly next door, the Omni a short walk across the Watergarden, the Hilton a few blocks away, a lovely independent called the Ashton is also walking distance,and there are some more budget minded offerings within a short drive.
To register for the colloquium, email Deshun Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1, 2016. In the email, please include the title of your presentation topic (if you have one), your school name, previous publications/presentations, and your title. Please also let us know of any food or other accommodations that we can make to enhance your visit. Additionally, please note whether you will be attending the September 22, 2016 evening reception. Presenters are encouraged to submit a summary or draft paper two weeks prior to the colloquium (September 9) to ensure adequate time for review by panel members.
Professor of Law & Director of Academic Support and Bar Services
Texas A&M University School of Law
1515 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102