Sunday, January 16, 2022

ABA Midyear Meeting Goes Virtual

The American Bar Association's Board of Governors voted this week to move the ABA Midyear Meeting entirely online. The Midyear Meeting will be held February 9-14, 2022. Registration is free.

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

ALWD Teaching Grant Deadline is January 31

Here's a reminder that the Teaching Grants Committee of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) is accepting applications for 2022 ALWD teaching grants. These grants reflect ALWD’s commitment to the professional development of legal research and writing faculty and enable gifted educators to produce teaching tools, materials, and curriculum that will assist others in the field.

The announcement and application are available by clicking here. Eligibility: Teaching grants are open to both full-time and adjunct faculty who teach legal research and writing. Deadline: Applications must be received by Monday, January 31, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. MST. Send applications to committee chair Jessica Gunder, at jgunder@uidaho.edu. The subject line of the e-mail should read: ALWD Teaching Grants.

Hat tips to Jessica R. Gunder and the ALWD Teaching Grants Committee.

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Monday, January 10, 2022

Scribes Law-Review Award -- Submit Articles by January 29

Each year, Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers—sponsors a competition to recognize an outstanding note or comment written by a law student who is associated with a student-edited law review or journal. This award has the distinction of being the only national award for student authors that places no limitation on subject matter.

Scribes hopes that your journals will enter this year’s competition by submitting an outstanding student note or comment that has been, or will be, published between June 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022. The competition will be judged by the Scribes Law Review Committee. The winning journal and the author of the winning note or comment will each receive a plaque.

The deadline to submit a nomination for this year’s award is January 29, 2022. For more information and an entry form, please contact scribeslegalwriters@gmail.com.

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Friday, January 7, 2022

Georgetown is Hiring

Georgetown Law is seeking a new Director of Academic Success. The Director is primarily responsible for supporting the academic skills development of first-year students, oversees the Barristers' Council competition program, and participates in developing Georgetown's wellness programming.

The listing is available by clicking here.

 Hat tip to Kristen K. Tiscione.

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January 7, 2022 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Maryland is Hiring

Murray Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor (for the first-year Lawyering program)

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in downtown Baltimore is hiring for its new Donald Gaines Murray Lawyering Teaching Fellows/Visiting Assistant Professor program. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a deadline of February 1, 2022, for the 2022-23 academic year.

Murray Fellows, who will jointly hold the title of Visiting Assistant Professor, will teach approximately 30 students each semester in the law school's first-year Lawyering program. They also will receive support for scholarship (junior faculty workshops, a law student research assistant, and a conference travel budget). A JD degree and three years of legal practice experience are required, and prior law school teaching experience is preferred.

Fellows will earn an annual salary of $75,000, plus benefits, and will serve for an initial year-long appointment, with the expectation of reappointment for a second year based on satisfactory performance (and may include an option to renew for a third year). 

Hat tip to Anne-MarieCarstens.

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Monday, January 3, 2022

Karin Mika to Receive 2022 AALS LWRR Section Award

Karin MikaHere's a reminder that Professor Karin Mika of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 AALS Section Award from the Section on Legal Writing, Research, and Writing. This prestigious award recognizes professors who have made significant lifetime contributions to the field of legal research and writing.

The award will be presented during the AALS Annual Meeting to take place online on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, following the Section’s Main Program at 12:35-1:50 p.m.

Professor Mika has been associated with the Cleveland-Marshall Legal Writing Program since 1988. She has also worked as an Adjunct Professor of English at Cuyahoga Community College and is a research consultant for various firms and businesses in the Cleveland area. Professor Mika presents nationally on topics related to integrating technology and multimedia into classroom teaching, and has judged at numerous moot court competitions. She has lectured on essay-writing technique for several bar review courses and has written bar exam essay questions for both the California and Minnesota bar examiners. Prof. Mika's areas of scholarly research are varied and she has published in the areas of Native American Law, Employment Law, Learning Theories, and Health Care.

Professor Mika is also active in both the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) and Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD). She is currently the Archivist for the Legal Writing Institute, the co-chair of the website (content) committee of ALWD, and a member of the website (content) committee for LWI. She is also responsible for maintaining the history page of the Legal Writing Institute website. Recently, Professor Mika is also the National Publicity Director for the William C. Burton Awards, a yearly event that honors excellence in Legal Writing

Hat tip to Rosa Kim, AALS LWRR Section Chair

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January 3, 2022 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Legal Writing Scholarship Grants

The Legal Writing Institute (LWI), the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), and LexisNexis have announced the 2022 Legal Writing Scholarship Grants for professors of legal research and writing. These grants reflect the three organizations' commitment to the professional development of legal research and writing professionals.

Each year, LWI, ALWD, and LexisNexis award several research grants to legal research and writing teachers. These research grants enable gifted educators to spend their summers exploring scholarly ideas and producing scholarship that will assist others in the field of legal research and writing. While preference is given to proposals in the field of legal research and writing, consideration will be given to all proposals from legal research and writing professionals. The grants provide evidence of the three organizations' support for the scholarly pursuits of legal research and writing professionals.

In the past, the grants have varied from $2,000 to $10,000. The number of grants awarded depends on the quality of the applications and funds available.

The joint LWI-ALWD committee awarding grants consists of two groups that function independently. Committee members are either voters or mentors for the grant applicants. Voters review and score grant applications with no information about the identities of the applicants. Applicants may approach the mentors for advice on the grant application. Mentors will not score applications or participate in any way in deciding who receives a grant. Any applicant interested in a mentor for the application process should contact Jane Bloom Grisé, jane.grise@uky.edu, or Sue Chesler, Susan.Chesler@asu.edu.

Application Procedures

1. Eligibility: The grants are open to both full-time and adjunct teachers of legal writing and research. Teachers who have previously received a scholarship grant are ineligible for this program for three years after they have received such a grant. LWI and ALWD Board members, officers, and members of the Joint LWI-ALWD Scholarship Committee or the LWI Scholarship Development Committee are ineligible to participate until they have been out of those positions for a full academic year. LWI, ALWD and LexisNexis encourage proposals from both veteran professionals and those new to the field.

2. Deadline: Applications must be received by 5 p.m. East Coast Time on February 21, 2022. Please email the application as a Word document to: Elizabeth Ruiz Frost, efrost@uoregon.edu, Jane Bloom Grisé, jane.grise@uky.edu, and Sue Chesler, Susan.Chesler@asu.edu.

3. Application materials: The Grant Application Form is a separate Word document accompanying this Announcement. If you are missing the Application, please check the announcements on the LWI ListServ or Dircon, or email Elizabeth Ruiz Frost, efrost@uoregon.edu, Jane Bloom Grisé, jane.grise@uky.edu., or Sue Chesler, susan.chesler@asu.edu.

4. More information:. More information about the scholarship grants is available by clicking here.

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January 3, 2022 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Stetson is Hiring

Assistant Professor of Law Position and Distinguished Visitor Position

STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW seeks applicants for one entry-level tenure-track position in Legal Research and Writing. Prior experience teaching Research and Writing is helpful but not required. The ideal candidate will show potential for outstanding scholarship, teaching skill, and engagement with colleagues nationally. Research and Writing faculty teach the two-semester R&W sequence to first-year students. They also have opportunities to teach other courses, including courses in upper-level areas of interest. Stetson’s R&W sequence includes its R&W II where faculty can choose to offer subject-matter focused sections. These specialized sections have included topics such as Environmental Law, Social Justice, Elder Law, International Law, and Employment Law. Stetson has a unified tenure-track for all faculty and makes no distinctions among faculty in matters such as governance and sabbaticals. 

Stetson also continues to accept applications for a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law in the field of Legal Research and Writing, for either a semester or a full year. The ideal candidate for the Distinguished Visitorship will be an established scholar and teacher in the field seeking to engage with colleagues and students at one of the nation’s top Legal Writing programs. The Distinguished Visiting Professor will have the opportunity to work with faculty in Stetson’s Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication, which supports an active community of legal communication and writing scholars. https://www.stetson.edu/law/academics/lrw/. The Distinguished Visiting Professor will teach a section of one of our Legal Research and Writing courses, and possibly a small upper level writing or skills-focused course. The position will include the ability to hire teaching and research assistants and support for professional travel. 

Stetson encourages applications from women, minorities, LGBTQ+ candidates, and all others who will contribute to our stimulating and diverse cultural and intellectual environment. All applicants must have a strong academic record and be committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship. Stetson’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy is available at https://www.stetson.edu/administration/human-resources/media/hotline/eeo-non-discrimination.pdf.

The Faculty Appointments Committee will review applications until positions are filled.

Contact: Applicants should send a cover letter indicating teaching and scholarly interests, a current CV, and at least three professional references to Professors Ellen Podgor and James Fox at facultyappointments@law.stetson.edu  or by standard mail to Professors Podgor and Fox at Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707.

Hat tip to Anne E. Mullins.

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ALWD Teaching Grants

The Teaching Grants Committee of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) announced its call for applications for 2022 ALWD teaching grants. These grants reflect ALWD’s commitment to the professional development of legal research and writing faculty and enable gifted educators to produce teaching tools, materials, and curriculum that will assist others in the field.

The announcement and application are available by clicking here. Eligibility: Teaching grants are open to both full-time and adjunct faculty who teach legal research and writing. Deadline: Applications must be received by Monday, January 31, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. MST. Send applications to committee chair Jessica Gunder, at jgunder@uidaho.edu. The subject line of the e-mail should read: ALWD Teaching Grants.

Hat tips to Jessica R. Gunder and the ALWD Teaching Grants Committee.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Karin Mika to Receive 2022 AALS LWRR Section Award

Karin MikaProfessor Karin Mika of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 AALS Section Award from the Section on Legal Writing, Research, and Writing. This prestigious award recognizes professors who have made significant lifetime contributions to the field of legal research and writing.

The award will be presented during the AALS Annual Meeting to take place online on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, following the Section’s Main Program at 12:35-1:50 p.m.

Professor Mika has been associated with the Cleveland-Marshall Legal Writing Program since 1988. She has also worked as an Adjunct Professor of English at Cuyahoga Community College and is a research consultant for various firms and businesses in the Cleveland area. Professor Mika presents nationally on topics related to integrating technology and multimedia into classroom teaching, and has judged at numerous moot court competitions. She has lectured on essay-writing technique for several bar review courses and has written bar exam essay questions for both the California and Minnesota bar examiners. Prof. Mika's areas of scholarly research are varied and she has published in the areas of Native American Law, Employment Law, Learning Theories, and Health Care.

Professor Mika is also active in both the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) and Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD). She is currently the Archivist for the Legal Writing Institute, the co-chair of the website (content) committee of ALWD, and a member of the website (content) committee for LWI. She is also responsible for maintaining the history page of the Legal Writing Institute website. Recently, Professor Mika is also the National Publicity Director for the William C. Burton Awards, a yearly event that honors excellence in Legal Writing

Hat tip to Rosa Kim, AALS LWRR Section Chair

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December 29, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Craig Smith to Receive 2022 Blackwell Award

Craig Smith UNCThe 2022 winner of the Thomas Blackwell Award is Associate Dean Craig T. Smith of the University of North Carolina School of Law. The award presentation and virtual reception will be held at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) on Friday, January 21, 2022.

Craig T. Smith joined the Carolina Law faculty in 2010 and serves as a Clinical Professor of Law and Assistant Dean for the Writing and Learning Resources Center. That center operates Carolina’s legal writing program and its Academic Excellence Program. His teaching and research interests focus mainly on legal research and writing. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals, chaired accreditation teams for the American Bar Association, and been the president and a board member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD).

He attended Michigan Law School, serving on its law review and graduating cum laude. He practiced law at Pierce Atwood in Portland, Maine, worked for a court and a ministry in Germany as a Bosch Fellow, and earned an LL.M. magna cum laude from the University of Potsdam. He also clerked for Judge James Carr of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, taught at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law, and directed the legal writing program at Vanderbilt University Law School. He is a frequent speaker at legal writing conferences, including the Global Legal Skills Conference.

The Blackwell Award honors the memory of Thomas Blackwell, a legal writing professor at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia.  He was one of three people killed at the law school on January 16, 2002, when a former student opened fire at the school with a handgun. Tom's widow Lisa and their children usually participate in the award ceremony.

Recognizing the contributions that Tom Blackwell made to the legal writing community, the Blackwell Award is presented annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to improve the field of Legal Writing by demonstrating:

  • an ability to nurture and motivate students to excellence;
  • a willingness to help other legal writing educators improve their teaching skills or their legal writing programs; and
  • an ability to create and integrate new ideas for teaching and motivating legal writing educators and students.

Previous winners of the Blackwell Award include:

  • 2021 - Teri McMurtry-Chubb of the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
  • 2020 - Brade Clary of the University of Minnesota
  • 2019 - Terry Pollman of UNLV
  • 2018 - Ian Gallacher of Syracuse University
  • 2017 - Melissa H. Weresh of Drake University
  • 2016 - Coleen Miller Barger of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • 2015 - Helene Shapo of Northwestern University
  • 2014 - Jan Levine of the Duquesne University School of Law
  • 2013 - Judy Stinson of Arizona State University
  • 2012 - Suzanne Rowe of the University of Oregon
  • 2011 - Carol McCrehan Parker of the University of Tennessee
  • 2010 - Steve Johansen of Lewis & Clark
  • 2009 - Linda Edwards of Mercer Law (later at UNLV)
  • 2008 - Diana Pratt of Wayne State
  • 2007 - Louis Sirico of Villanova Law School
  • 2006 - Mary Beth Beazley of Ohio State (now at UNLV)
  • 2005 - Ralph Brill of Chicago-Kent
  • 2004 - Pam Lysaght of Detroit Mercy
  • 2003 - Richard K. Neumann of Hofstra University

The 2021 award presentation was the first virtual presentation of the award. Legal writing professors and friends joined the event from across the United States. The 2022 award is being presented in the same week that marks the 20th anniversary of Thomas Blackwell's death.

Hat tips to the Blackwell Reception Committee:

  • Wendy-Adele Humphrey, Chair (Texas Tech)
  • Paige Carlos (Florida)
  • Irina Gott (Roger Williams)
  • Emily Grant (Washburn)
  • Sylvia Lett (University of Arizona) 

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December 29, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Scribes Law-Review Award

Each year, Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers—sponsors a competition to recognize an outstanding note or comment written by a law student who is associated with a student-edited law review or journal. This award has the distinction of being the only national award for student authors that places no limitation on subject matter.

Scribes hopes that your journals will enter this year’s competition by submitting an outstanding student note or comment that has been, or will be, published between June 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022. The competition will be judged by the Scribes Law Review Committee. The winning journal and the author of the winning note or comment will each receive a plaque.

The deadline to submit a nomination for this year’s award is January 29, 2022. For more information and an entry form, please contact scribeslegalwriters@gmail.com.

December 29, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

New Hampshire is Hiring

The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law (UNH Franklin Pierce) seeks to hire two professors to teach in the JD Legal Writing Program to begin in August 2022. The candidate will be a full-time faculty member involved in teaching and faculty governance. 
The position affords an opportunity to teach 1L law students in a two-term Legal Analysis and Writing class. The practice-based class focuses on foundational lawyering skills, including how to read and analyze cases. The fall term utilizes predictive memos of increasing complexity to introduce and teach skills. The spring term builds upon and reinforces the goals of the fall term, adding persuasive writing and oral argument. This position may also develop and teach upper-level writing classes as needed by the program. Faculty in this position are expected to embrace teaching both online and in-person and be familiar with both modalities.  Essential Job Functions
  • Teaching legal writing courses to first-year JD students, both online and residential. 
  • Attending to individual needs of students.
  • Collaborating with writing colleagues to work towards the overall improvement of the writing program.
  • Depending on institutional needs, teaching other courses within the candidate’s expertise and interest.
  • Participating in faculty governance, such as serving on law school committees.
  • Working well with faculty, staff, and students as well as community groups of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, sexual identity, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

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December 28, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Michigan Junior Scholars Conference

The University of Michigan Law School invites junior scholars to attend the 8th Annual Junior Scholars Conference, which will take place in person on April 22-23, 2022 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers, and to receive detailed feedback from senior members of the Michigan Law faculty. The Conference aims to promote fruitful collaboration between participants and to encourage their integration into a community of legal scholars. The Junior Scholars Conference is intended for academics in both law and related disciplines. Applications from graduate students, SJD/PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, teaching fellows, and assistant professors (pre-tenure) who have not held an academic position for more than four years, are welcomed.

Applications are due by January 10, 2022.

To apply, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words reflecting the unpublished work that you wish to present and a copy of your CV through the online submission form by January 10, 2022. Please submit all files as Microsoft Word documents. Please name the documents using the following format: Last name – First name – The nature of the document you are submitting (whether it be abstract, CV or funding). For example, the name of the abstract you are submitting would be: VAN DIJCKE – HANNAH – ABSTRACT. Selection will be based on the quality and originality of the
abstract as well as its capacity to engage with other proposals and to foster a collaborative dialogue.
Decisions will be communicated no later than February 9, 2022. Selected participants will be required to submit final papers by March 23, 2022, so that they may be sent to your faculty commentator and
circulated among participants in advance.

There seems to be a backup plan if the conference can't go live or if a particular presenter is unable to travel. And there's also some travel money available if you are otherwise unable to make the trip to Michigan.

Hat tip to Muhui Shi.

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Sunday, December 26, 2021

Bhutan is Hiring

Assistant Dean for Graduate & Experiential Education

Founded in 2015 by His Majesty the King, the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law (JSW Law) is the first and only law school in the Kingdom of Bhutan. JSW Law is a small law school, with approximately 20 full‐time faculty and between 100‐125 undergraduate law students. Pursuant to its Royal Charter, JSW Law is dedicated to educating Bhutan’s future legal professionals, producing high‐quality research in law and allied fields, and providing service to the community and the nation.

JSW Law seeks an experienced legal academician to join its faculty on a three‐year contract (non‐tenure track) basis to design and roll out the law school’s nascent Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs and to oversee the compulsory tenth‐semester internship program. The ideal candidate will also co‐teach the law school’s first‐year sequence in legal writing and research and the upper-class courses in Moot Court and Oral Advocacy.

The expected start date for this position is July 1, 2022. The candidate would be required to relocate on a permanent basis to Bhutan. Read more about the position (and the country of Bhutan) by clicking here.

Hat tip to Michael Peil.

Mark E. Wojcik (who has lived in Bhutan and taught at JSW, and who can tell you that it's a really great place!)

December 26, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, December 20, 2021

UIC is Hiring a Staff Attorney for a Clinic

STAFF ATTORNEY- Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic (Academic Professional) 

The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, Chicago’s only public law school, is seeking a Staff Attorney for the Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic (CESEC). The CESEC represents worker-owned cooperative business, non-profit, or small business that operate for the benefit of underserved communities. CESEC clients often promote equity, practice democratic decision-making, and build sustainability in their neighborhoods.

The Staff Attorney is responsible for representing clients in transactional and regulatory matters, creating informational materials, as well as conducting community workshops and education on topics related to business law or industry regulations with a focus of Social Equity Cannabis businesses and start-ups. The Staff Attorney will also supervise law students in the representation of clients.

The ideal candidate will be able to work in a fast-pace collaborative environment to serve clients and the community and will also have a strong commitment to economic justice, racial justice, and client-centered lawyering.

A Juris Doctor from an ABA approved Law School is required as well as an active Illinois license, or ability to be admitted by motion to the Illinois Bar; excellent time management and organization skills; and excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills. A minimum of two (2) years of practice experience; experience in transactional law, non-profit law, community development law, economic development or community lawyering; and ability to communicate fluently in Spanish (written and oral) are highly preferred.

For fullest consideration, submit a letter of intent, current resume, and the names of 3 references by January 14, 2022 to https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=148376 .

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December 20, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Two Free Books Share Strategies and Techniques for Legal Writing Professors


Wolters Kluwer has published a number of free teaching guidebooks for law professors.

This post highlights two of these books.

Amy VorenbergThe first is Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Legal Analysis and Writing by Amy Vorenberg, Emeritus Professor at the University of New Hampshire. The book was published in 2012 and includes materials on the following topics:

  • Identifying Course Objectives and Competencies
  • Structuring the Course
  • Preparing Problems
  • Using In-Class Worksheets
  • Teaching Citation
  • Assessment and Evaluation

Click here to download a copy of Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Legal Analysis and Writing.

Teri McMurtry-ChubbThe second book of special interest is the 2022 Strategies and Techniques for Integrating DEI into the Core Law Curriculum: A Comprehensive Guide to DEI Pedagogy, Course Planning, and Classroom Practice. This new guidebook is authored by Professor Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb, the Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. Teri, a former President of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, was the 2021 winner of the Thomas Blackwell Award.

The teaching guidebook and supplemental materials are available for free download by clicking here.

The book features DEI learning outcomes and assessments, course planning templates for each course in the core law curriculum (including legal writing), and racial trauma informed teaching approaches. The 14 chapters of the book are organized in three main parts:  

Part I: Challenges to Strategies and Techniques for Integrating DEI into the Core Law Curriculum  

  • Chapter 1 – The Scope of DEI Education & Pedagogy  
  • Chapter 2 – The First Amendment, Academic Freedom, and the DEI Curricular Lens 
  • Chapter 3 – Assessing the Institutional Climate for DEI Curricula 

Part II: Practical Steps for Integrating DEI into the Core Law Curriculum 

  • Chapter 4 – Racial Trauma Informed Approaches to DEI Pedagogy  
  • Chapter 5 – Course Planning and Assessment for the DEI Classroom & Curriculum 
  • Chapter 6 – Developing Instructional Materials for DEI Pedagogy & Practice  
  • Chapter 7 – FAQs and Discussion Questions by Chapter 

Part III: Examples of How to Integrate DEI into the Core Law Curriculum by Subject Matter 

  • Chapters 8-14 (DEI course planning templates for Contacts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Property, Constitutional Law, Legal Analysis & Writing, and Torts)  

The book and its supplemental materials are a useful and welcome contribution to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the law school curriculum.

Other useful titles in the series of Teaching Guides include:

  • Howard E. Katz & Kevin Francis O'Neill, Strategies and Techniques of Law School Teaching
  • Jay Tidmarsh, Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Civil Procedure
  • Amy C. Bushaw, Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Contracts
  • Andrew E. Tasklitz, Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Criminal Law
  • Paula A. Franzese, Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Property
  • Arthur Best, Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Torts
  • Kris Franklin, Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Academic Success

Other titles are available in Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Federal Income Tax, and Professional Responsibility. We encourage you to share this post with colleagues teaching any of the subjects mentioned.

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December 19, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Temple is Hiring

Temple University School of Law is seeking to hire a Practice Professor of Law (Legal Research & Writing for International LLM Students) and Director, International Writing Center

Minimum Education and Experience:

JD required, additional degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages preferred, as well as demonstrated scholarly potential and experience teaching legal research and writing to international Master of Laws (LLM) students.

Job description:

The primary teaching responsibility of the professor is Legal Research & Writing (LRW) for international LLM students (fall and summer semesters), LRW II for international students (spring semester), and, as needed, guided research. The professor will teach a section of 20-30 international LLM students and hire adjuncts as needed for additional sections.

The courses integrate legal analysis, research, advocacy, communication skills, and an argument before federal judges based on briefs students prepare. The professor will present course material during the assigned course times, hold office hours, provide detailed feedback on writing assignments, assign grades, and coordinate any other requirements related to course instruction.

As director of the International Writing Center, the director will manage the Center, hire and train tutors, ensure writing support for all international LLM/SJD students and visiting research scholars at the law school, and develop and perform the Center’s academic and skills support programming.

To apply:

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter by January 28, 2022 to intllaw@temple.edu.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Hat tip to John Smagula, Assistant Dean of Graduate and International Programs

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

LWI One-Day Workshops: Florida

Each year, the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) organizes One-Day Legal Writing Workshops hosted at law schools across the country. These workshops have given legal writing professors an opportunity to attend smaller conferences on selected themes. Over the years, hundreds of legal writing professors have been presenters at these workshops.

This year the LWI is hosting seven One-Day Workshops.

The theme of the workshop being held -- LIVE -- on Saturday December 11 at the University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law is "Your One Best Thing." The speakers who will share their best teaching tips include:

  • Mary Adkins (Florida)
  • Colin Black (Suffolk)
  • Lisa DeSanctis (Florida)
  • Ben Fernandez (Florida)
  • Heidi Gilchrist (Brooklyn)
  • Kristen Hardy (Florida)
  • Lindsay Head (St. Thomas)
  • Sabrina Little (Florida)
  • Silvia Menendez (Florida)
  • Kelly Mulholland (St. Louis)
  • Amanda Stephen (Seattle)
  • Maggie Vath (Georgia State)

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December 9, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

LWI One-Day Workshops: South Texas College of Law

Each year, the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) organizes One-Day Legal Writing Workshops hosted at law schools across the country. These workshops have given legal writing professors an opportunity to attend smaller conferences on selected themes. Over the years, hundreds of legal writing professors have been presenters at these workshops.

This year the LWI is hosting seven One-Day Workshops.

The theme of the online workshop being held today at the South Texas College of Law in Houston is "Your One Best Thing," a collection of the best teaching tips from the following presenters:

  • Tina Boudreaux (Tulane)
  • Mark Cooney (Cooley)
  • Erin A. Donelon (Tulane)
  • Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff (Arizona State University)
  • Ronald S. Gieseke (Chicago-Kent)
  • Laura Graham (Wake Forest)
  • Susan Greene (Hofstra)
  • John Korzen (Wake Forest)
  • Chandra Lee (Mississippi College)
  • Harold A. Lloyd (Wake Forest)
  • Jennifer Mitchell (George Washington University)
  • Michael Pinsof (Law Offices of Michael Pinsof)
  • Marty Largent Purvis (Mississippi College)
  • Hillary Reed (Houston)
  • Marci A. Rosenthal (Florida International)
  • Lorie Schweer (Iowa)
  • Lauren Simpson (Houston)
  • Rachel H. Smith (St. John's)
  • Meredith Stange (Northern Illinois University)

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December 9, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)