Sunday, December 6, 2020

2021 Nova Law School Symposium: “Engaging LRW Students In The ‘New Normal’ – Teaching In A Time Of Crisis”

The deadline for presentation proposals and paper submission abstracts is December 15 for a February 26, 2021 symposium.  Here are the details:

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and the Nova Law Review seek submissions for its annual Symposium to be held Feb. 26, 2021. During these challenging times, it is important to discuss and examine the underlying political, social, health, technological, and legal issues that impact us all as professors, students, practitioners, and students.

“Engaging LRW Students in the ‘New Normal’ – Teaching in a Time of Crisis” will address both the challenges and opportunities presented by teaching legal research and writing (LRW) in a time of great change. It will examine the various ways LRW pedagogy has been impacted by technology, politics, and contemporary anti-racism initiatives, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on these developments. It will also examine the ways in which these various issues intersect in the LRW classroom and how LRW professors can address them.

The Symposium presents an opportunity for academics, practitioners, and students representing a variety of perspectives to explore these timely and vitally important issues. In particular, we encourage interdisciplinary presentations, but it is not a requirement. Authors and presenters are invited to submit proposals on topics including, but not limited to, the following:


• Effective strategies for Zoom and similar platforms
• Creating teacher and student connections
• Best practices and the future of online LRW pedagogy
• A defense or critique of online learning


• Supporting student and faculty wellness during a pandemic
• The impact of professional status on working conditions
• Maintaining course rigor for students dealing with challenging times


• Incorporating anti-racism initiatives into the LRW classroom
• Supporting cultural humility in the classroom
• Developing an integrated approach to social justice pedagogy

Submissions & Important Dates:

Abstracts Due Dec. 15, 2020
Articles Due Feb. 7, 2021
Symposium Date Feb. 26, 2021

➢ All materials should be submitted to Nova Law Review at [email protected]


Law Review Published Article: The Nova Law Review will review, edit, and publish submissions in the 2021 Symposium issue. Articles, as well as case studies and abstracts of research in progress, will be considered for the symposium program for presentation purposes. However, only complete articles will be published in the law review. Abstracts for these papers will be due no later than the Dec. 15, 2020 deadline and will be accepted on a rolling basis until that time.

Presentations (Without Publication) based on Abstracts: The Nova Law Review will review and select presentations for the symposium. If you are interested in presenting without submitting a publishable article, an abstract of the presentation must be submitted by the Dec. 15, 2020 deadline and will be accepted on a rolling basis until that time.


About NSU Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program: The Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law Legal Research and Writing Program is ranked 2nd in Florida and 18th nationally. The NSU LRW Program is dedicated to offering students a student-centered approach to legal writing instruction that integrates legal analysis with practical skills and professionalism. Recently, Professor Camille Lamar Campbell was awarded the 2020 Legal Writing Institute’s inaugural Influential Teaching Award. The innovative LRW Student Outreach Program was also honored in 2020 with the Florida Bar Group Professionalism Award.

For More Information Please Contact: [email protected], or the individuals below:

Olympia Duhart, Director of the NSU Law LRW Program, at [email protected]

Richard Sena, Editor-in-Chief, Nova Law Review, [email protected]

Hunter Scharf, Lead Articles Editor, Nova Law Review, [email protected]

Karen Rose, Director of Alumni Relations, [email protected]


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