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Workshop for Beginning Legal Writing Teachers June 19-20, 2013 (Wednesday – Thursday)
Why Attend? The Workshop is designed to offer law faculty an introduction to the teaching of legal writing, research, and analysis. The workshop will address the basic tasks of the teacher of legal writing: classroom teaching, designing problems, conducting effective individual conferences, incorporating the teaching of legal research, and critiquing students’ written work. Additionally, the workshop will address teachers' scholarly development and institutional status issues.
Who Should Attend? The Workshop will be of interest to both new and experienced legal writing teachers and to all new teachers whose responsibilities include some teaching of legal writing. The program will be particularly valuable for (1) full-time professors and adjunct professors who will be teaching legal research and writing for the first time, (2) Directors of legal writing programs, if those individuals have taught full-time for four or fewer years, (3) legal writing professors who have not had an opportunity to attend a national conference on teaching legal writing.
Topics Include: Importance of Legal Writing for the Profession; Importance of Legal Writing for the Profession; Critiquing and Feedback; Holding Effective Student Conferences - A Role Play; Legal Writing Scholarship/Finding Your Voice in the Legal Academy.
Workshop for New Law School Teachers June 20-23, 2013 (Thursday – Saturday)
Why Attend? At the 31st annual Workshop, new law teachers will share their excitement, experiences and concerns with each other and with a roster of senior and junior faculty chosen for their track record of success and their diversity of scholarly and teaching approaches. These professors will pass along invaluable advice about developing, placing and promoting one's scholarship, and teaching and testing techniques. Speakers will also address how to manage the demands of institutional service, as well as the expectations of students and colleagues, along with discussions on one’s long-term professional development and identity.
Who Should Attend? The Workshop will benefit those within the first few years of teaching. This includes teachers recently hired on the tenure-track, those with contract positions and those with appointments as visiting assistant professors.
Topics Include: Scholarship; Finding Your Voice; Getting Started with Your Scholarly Agenda – Identity, Scholarship, Networking; Those Who Have Already Written - Where Are You on Scholarly Agenda; Teaching; Evaluation; Service; Managing and Building Institutional Relationships: The "Shadow Work" of Being a Law Professor.
Workshop for Pretenured People of Color Law School Teachers June 22-23, 2013 (Saturday – Sunday)
AALS would like to thank and recognize the Law School Admission Council for their generous grant to support this workshop.
Why Attend? From their first day of teaching until tenure, minority law teachers face special challenges in the legal academy. At this workshop, diverse panels of experienced and successful law professors will focus on these issues as they arise in the context of scholarship, teaching, service and the tenure process. The workshop dovetails with the AALS Workshop for New Law School Teachers by providing sustained emphasis on the distinctive situations of pretenured people of color law school teachers.
Who Should Attend? The Workshop will be of interest to newly appointed people of color law school teachers as well as junior professors who are navigating the tenure process and looking for guidance and support.
Topics Include: Teaching – Unique Issues, Opportunities and Challenges; Scholarship Overview; Getting Started with Scholarly Agenda – Identity, Scholarship, Networking; Preparing the Tenure File; Making a Service: When to Say No, When to Say Yes; External Networking, No One Walks This Road Alone, Building a Community of Colleagues for Support.