Sunday, October 11, 2009
Marquette University School of Law in Milwaukee hosted an ALWD Scholars' Forum the past Friday and the Central Region Legal Writing Conference on Friday evening and Saturday. I attended only the end of the ALWD forum, which was targeted to new legal writing professors. It was an enthusiastic group who seemed to have gotten quite a lot out of the programs that day.
The Central Region Legal Writing Conference that started Friday evening and continued all day Saturday was a great event all around. It was nicely organized and very well run, and the presentations were first rate. Congratulations to Professor Alison Julien (photo left), Melissa Greipp, Rebecca Blemberg, Lisa Mazzie, Jessica Slavin, Jill Hayford, and the rest of the team at Marquette. Thanks also to the conference planners from other schools who helped select the presentations and plan the program.
Thanks also to Marquette Dean Joseph Kearney for his support of the workshop and conference. (He's in the blue shirt in the picture with me.) There were more than 100 attendees from all across the country, and a full day of interesting programs. The individual sessions were well attended and audience participation quite strong.
Hat tip for the photo of Dean Kearney and me to Administrative Assistant Beverly Franklin.
Mark E. Wojcik (mew)