Thursday, August 13, 2020
Professor Deborah Borman organized and moderated an excellent panel presentation on The Unequal Workplace: Well Being at Stake, held earlier this year at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in Washington, D.C., on Thursday afternoon, January 2nd. The session was so-sponsored by the AALS Section on Balance in Legal Education and the Section on Teaching Methods. In addition to Professor Borman, the speakers included:
Renee N. Allen, St. John’s University School of Law
Cindy Galway Buys, Southern Illinois University School of Law
DeShun Harris, The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Alicia Jackson, Florida A&M University College of Law
Lucy Jewel, University of Tennessee College of Law
Nicholas A. Mirkay, III, University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law
Palma Joy Strand, Creighton University
Elaine Sylvester, Esq., Associate, Gunderson Dettmer LLP
Angela K. Upchurch, Southern Illinois University School of Law
The speakers provided ideas for addressing implicit bias, teaching cultural competency, developing cultural capital in marginalized groups, developing leadership skills to support and work with diverse persons in a variety of workplaces, and preparing students to recognize and successfully deal with instances of discrimination they may encounter in the legal profession.
Monday, August 10, 2020
The Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia, invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for a full-time legalwriting faculty position.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a high probability of success as a teacher and awillingness to contribute to the law school's academic mission.
Applicants must possess a J.D. or equivalent degree andoutstanding academic credentials. Relevant experience in private practice, government service or a judicial clerkship is preferred. We strongly encouragewomen, minorities and others who would enrich the diversity of our academiccommunity to apply.
To learn more about our Law School, please visit their website at http://www.asl.edu for more information. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Here's a final reminder that the Awards Committee of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research is soliciting nominations for the 2021 Section Award. This prestigious award recognizes individuals who have made a significant lifetime contribution to the field of legal writing and research.
The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2021 Section Award is Friday, August 14, 2020. The committee encourages nominations that reflect the richness and diversity of the legal writing community, including nominations of women, people of color, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups.
Although there is no specific nomination form, committee members will appreciate a thorough and thoughtful nomination letter explaining the ways in which the nominee has contributed to the field of legal writing and research. Also, a link to a publicly available professional biography or CV is helpful. Please send nominations to both committee co-chairs, Ken Swift, email@example.com, and Dana Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that, due to a change in the section bylaws, previous year nominations no longer carry over. Nominators are free to resubmit materials from a previous year’s nomination.
The 2021 AALS Section award will be presented at the Section Luncheon during the AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The luncheon is a ticketed event.
The award was created at the AALS Section Business Meeting in 1995 and conferred for the first time in January 1996 at the AALS Annual Meeting. Past winners of the AALS Section Award include the following:
2020 – Grace Tonner (UC-Irvine)
2019 – Charles Calleros (Arizona State)
2018 – Darby Dickerson (The John Marshall Law School-Chicago)
2017 – Linda Berger (UNLV)
2016 – Suzanne Rowe (Oregon)
2015 – Mark E. Wojcik (The John Marshall Law School-Chicago)
2014 – Jan Levine (Duquesne)
2013 – Terrill Pollman (UNLV) and Jill Ramsfield (Hawaii) [two winners]
2012 – Susan Brody (The John Marshall Law School-Chicago) and Mary Barnard Ray (Wisconsin) [two winners]
2011 – Elizabeth Fajans (Brooklyn)
2010 – Joe Kimble (Thomas Cooley)
2009 – Richard K. Neumann, Jr. (Hofstra)
2008 – Eric Easton (Baltimore)
2007 – Anne Enquist (Seattle)
2006 – Terri LeClercq (Texas)
2005 – Marilyn Walter (Brooklyn)
2003 – Laurel Currie Oates (Seattle)
2002 – Helene Shapo (Northwestern)
1997 – Ralph Brill (Chicago-Kent)
1996 – Mary Lawrence (Oregon)
The Awards Committee is co-chaired by Ken Swift (Houston) and Dana Hill (Northwestern) and the members are Heather Baxter (Nova), DeLeith Gossett (Texas Tech), Lucy Jewel (Tennessee), Dyane O’Leary (Suffolk), Pamela Saindon (UIC-J. Marshall), Susie Salmon (Arizona), Michelle Zakarin (Touro).
The Chair of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research is Mary Adkins; the Chair-Elect is Rosa Kim; the Secretary is Lori Johnson; and the Past Chair is Wendy-Adele Humphrey. The other members of the Executive Committee, which will approve the recommendations of the Awards Committee, are Kate Brem, Candace M. Centeno, Shailini J. George, Sammy M. Mansour, and Kayonia L Whetstone.
Hat tip to Dana Hill.