Thursday, July 12, 2018

Legal Writing Institute Leadership: Congratulations to Professors Kim Chanbonpin, Kris Tiscione, and Kim Holst

The 18th Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference is underway in Milwaukee at Marquette University School of Law and the Hilton Milwaukee.

Congratulations to Professor Kim D. Chanbonpin of The John Marshall Law School, who this week finishes her two-year term as President of the Legal Writing Institute. She is the Director of the Lawyering Skills Program at John Marshall, where she teaches Lawyering Skills, Criminal Law, Torts, Gender Race and Class, and National Security Law. She has also taught Introduction to the U.S. Legal System to LL.M. students in China's State Intellectual Property Office and at Masaryk University Faculty of Law in the Czech Republic. In 2014, she was a Visiting Professor at Seattle University School of Law. Her scholarly writing considers redress and reparations law, policy, and social movements in the United States. She is a contributor to the SALT Law blog, and her work has appeared in the U.C. Irvine Law Review, the Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy, and the Mercer Law Review, among other publications.

Professor Kristin Konrad Tiscione of Georgetown University Law Center is the new LWI President. She will serve as President until the summer of 2020 when the LWI will hold its next Biennial Conference at Georgetown. After graduating from the Law Center, Professor Tiscione (then Robbins) joined the firm of Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C. While at Kirkland & Ellis, she specialized in commercial litigation, including products liability and copyright infringement. Professor Tiscione taught Legal Research and Writing while still in practice at the George Washington University National Law Center and then came to Georgetown to teach full-time in 1994. Her scholarly interests include classical and contemporary rhetoric, as well as empirical research in the current practice of law and its implications for legal pedagogy.

The new President-Elect of the Legal Writing Institute is Professor Kim Holst of the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Her two-year term as President will begin in 2020. Her scholarship focuses on the interdisciplinary use of methods from various areas of educational pedagogy and their application to teaching the law. Her work is also applied to the development of law school pedagogy in the global context. She has presented to various international audiences about techniques for more effective law school pedagogy. Additionally, she has written in the areas of intellectual property law and criminal procedure. Before joining ASU in 2010, she taught Legal Research and Writing at Hamline University School of Law and at the University of Minnesota Law School. While at Hamline, Professor Holst created a pipeline for diversity pilot program aimed at helping middle school-aged children think about and aspire to a career in the law. She also developed a self-assessment tool to aid first-year law students in reflecting about their skills and knowledge as they relate to achieving the school’s learning outcomes. Professor Holst will also be a Co-Chair of the 2019 Global Legal Skills Conference.


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