Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Registration is now open for Emory University School of Law's 7th biennial transactional legal skills conference June 5-6, 2020
The organizers of Emory's biennial transactional legal skills conference wanted our readers to know that registration for the June 5th to 6th conference is now open and the link, plus full details, are below.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Emory’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice is delighted to announce its seventh biennial conference on the teaching of transactional law and skills. The conference, entitled “Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight: Transactional Law and Skills Education in the 2020s,” will be held at Emory Law, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2020, and ending at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020.
Come together with your colleagues and friends in Atlanta to reflect upon transactional law and skills education and ponder the answers to three vital questions:
- Where have we been?
- What have we learned?
- Where are we going?
Our keynote speaker – to be announced soon – will elaborate on our theme. In addition, conference attendees will participate in a workshop to create a vision for transactional law and skills education in the 2020s (the “Vision Workshop”). Finally, we will bestow the second Tina L. Stark Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Transactional Law and Skills. (For information about how to nominate yourself or someone else for this award, please click here.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
We are accepting proposals immediately, but in no event later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020.
We welcome you to present on any aspect of transactional law and skills education as long as you view it through the lens of our theme. For example, if you present about a course, curriculum, or program, tell us how it’s worked, what you’ve learned, and how you envision it evolving over time. Alternatively, you may want to focus on just one of the three questions. For example, if you present a “Try-This” session, you may want to examine what you have learned from teaching the exercise a number of times – and even from preparing to teach it to your colleagues.
We also welcome proposals that address the big picture. Maybe you have a scheme to address the legal education system’s tendency to value litigation skills training above transactional skills training. Perhaps you have experience moving a law school faculty and administration to give transactional law and skills education the attention it deserves. Or maybe you believe that riding the wave of the future means teaching students particular topics or skills – such as how to be a leader or how to use technology.
Try-This Sessions. Each Friday afternoon “Try-This Session” will be 45-minutes long and will feature one classroom activity and one individual presenter.
Panels. Each Saturday session, except for one hour devoted to the Vision Workshop, will be approximately 90 minutes long and feature a panel presenting two or more topics grouped together for synergy.
Please submit the proposal form electronically via the Emory Law website found here before 5 p.m. on March 20, 2020.
PUBLICATION OF SELECTED MATERIALS
As in prior years, some of the conference proceedings as well as the materials distributed by the speakers will be published in Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, a publication of the Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law of The University of Tennessee, a co-sponsor of the conference.
Both attendees and presenters must register for the Conference and pay the appropriate registration fee: $250 (general); $200 (adjunct professor and new professor). Note: A new professor is someone in their first three years of teaching.
The registration fee includes a pre-conference lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m., snacks, and a reception on June 5, and breakfast, lunch, and snacks on June 6. We are planning an optional Thursday evening reception (June 4) and Friday evening dinner (June 5) at an additional cost of $60 per person for the dinner.
Registration is now open for the Conference and the optional events here.
TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
Attendees and presenters are responsible for their own travel arrangements and hotel accommodations. Special hotel rates for conference participants are available at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, less than one mile from the conference site at Emory Law. Subject to availability, rates are $159 per night. Free shuttle transportation will be provided between the Emory Conference Center Hotel and Emory Law.
To make a reservation at the special conference rate, call the Emory Conference Center Hotel at 800.933.6679 and mention “The Emory Law Transactional Conference.” Note: The hotel’s special conference rate expires at the end of the day on Thursday, May 14, 2020. If you encounter any technical difficulties in submitting your proposal or in registering online, please contact Kelli Pittman, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.727.3382.
We look forward to seeing you in June!
Sue Payne Katherine Koops Kelli Pittman
Executive Director Assistant Director Program Coordinator