Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Call for Papers
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Continental Ballroom 6
    Floor: Ballroom Level


    The program will feature a number of presentations from legal writing, clinical, and doctrinal professors throughout the United States. Centered around satisfying new ABA Standards 302, 303, and 304 regarding experiential learning, the panelists will describe various classes at their institutions, from first year legal writing classes, to upper-division classes and even coordinated three-year writing and drafting programs. The presentations will range from discussions of designing problem-solving through simulations, to complimentary coordination of writing exercises into doctrinal classes, to practical assessment of skills training, and to the factors that go into setting up classes that will meet experimental learning guideposts and some reasons to set up upper division, writing-heavy classes that do not meet those guideposts. Some of the classes are transactionally-based and some are litigation-based, but all use different methods to seek to challenge students to solve real word problems, to augment their research capabilities, and to give our current students more tools to become practice ready. Many of the panelists will describe the problems they encountered in setting up these programs, as well as the successes gained as a result of seeing them through.

    Experiential Learning in Legal Writing Programs handout

    Experiential Learning in Legal Writing Programs bibliography

Session Speakers
Organization: University of Washington School of Law
Speaker

Organization: University of Washington School of Law
Speaker

Organization: The University of Richmond School of Law
Speaker

Organization: University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Speaker

Organization: Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Speaker

Organization: University of Washington School of Law
Speaker

Organization: Southern Illinois University School of Law
Moderator

Organization: University of Houston Law Center
Speaker

Organization: University of Washington School of Law
Speaker

Organization: University of Houston Law Center
Speaker

Organization: Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Speaker

Session Fees
  • [5280] Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research: $0.00