The theme of the conference, Teaching in a Transformative Era: The Law School of the Future, reflects a renewed organizational priority to address curricula reform and develop methods to reinforce the ethical principle of the lawyer as a “public citizen” who has a special responsibility to the quality of justice.
The program includes more than 200 speakers on nine topic categories over the course of the two-day event. Download the conference program organized by topic categories.
SALT thanks University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law; University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law; Suffolk University Law School; Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, Aspen Publishers; West/Foundation Press; and Lexis Nexis for their generous support for this conference.
On Friday, December 10, the conference convened at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club. A late-afternoon reception at the Chart House, hosted by the Suffolk University Law School and University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, followed the first full day of sessions.
On Saturday, the conference moved to the University of Hawai’i School of Law and School of Hawaiian Knowledge. A short bus ride from the hotel, SALT provided round-trip bus transportation, as well as limited shuttle service throughout the day, for all participants. Another reception, hosted by University of Hawai’i William S. Richardson School of Law, followed Saturday’s conference sessions.
The Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty in conjunction with the Western Law Professors of Color held their conference on Sunday, December 12 at the University of Hawai’i School of Law.
Learn more about Hawai'i: Download the Introduction chapter to the forthcoming second edition of the Native Hawaiian Law book, edited by Prof. Melody Mackenzie, ED of University of Hawai'i's Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law (Ka Huli Ao).
Learn more about what to do while in Hawai'i: Visit this visitor's website.
We are pleased to announce that we have two journals committed to publishing articles from the Teaching Conference. We continue to try to develop other publishing opportunities, and we will provide additional information if these opportunities bear fruit.
Presenters interested in publishing in the journals below will submit their article to a Publishing Committee, comprised of professors involved in the planning of the conference. The Publishing Committee will decide what articles should be submitted to the journals for publication. For full consideration, please plan to submit your article to the Publishing Committee by the deadlines posted below. We will provide more detailed submission information in the coming weeks.
(1) The Seattle Journal for Social Justice will publish approximately 15 articles/essays. There is no specific word limit for these submissions, but the journal prefers submissions between 7,500 and 15,000 words. Articles will be due to the Publishing Committee April 1, 2011, and the issue will be published in the fall of 2011. Here is a description of the journal from their website:
The mission of the SJSJ is to promote critical interdisciplinary discussions on urgent problems of social justice, including exploring the often-conflicting meanings of justice that arise in a diverse society. The Seattle Journal for Social Justice is published twice a year. A peer-reviewed, student-edited, interdisciplinary journal, the SJSJ publishes writings that reflect theoretical, literary and hands-on approaches toward achieving social justice. Traditional academic articles are welcome. Nontraditional formats such as narrative, commentary, interview, essay and artwork are also encouraged.
(2) The Pacific McGeorge Global Business Development Law Journal (the Globe) will publish 6-8 articles/essays with a global or comparative law theme. Articles should be about 7,000 words or less. Articles will be due to the Publishing Committee January 14, 2011, and the volume will be published in the late spring of 2011. Here is a description of the journal from their website:
The Globe is an organization of about forty Pacific McGeorge students dedicated to furthering the legal scholarship of international law. The Globe is primarily focused on publishing high-quality articles centering on legal analysis and commentary of cutting-edge transnational issues. The Journal publishes twice yearly and is available in print as well as electronically through legal search engines such as LexisNexis and Westlaw.
Download a copy of the conference publishing opportunities.
Watch this space for information about how to be a courteous and aware visitor to Hawai'i. We will be putting up links to local Hawaiian organizations working to maintain and expand the traditional cultures.
Download a copy of Leaving a Gentler Footprint, a 2004 publication of the Hawai'i People's Fund, intended to help visitors be more aware of the culture and mores of the Islands.
According to the American Friends Service Committee: "It is important that the host culture of Hawai'i, Kanaka Maoli, be honored by visitors, not consumed as a commodity. Before you make a decision to come to Hawai'i, we encourage you to first learn about the real culture, history and struggle of the Kanaka Maoli. Consider how you might support these struggles; and how you can "give back" to Hawai'i and its people."
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Jena Martin Amerson and Atiba Elllis, two Associate Professors at West Virginia University College of Law, have created two blogs in preparation for their upcoming panel at the SALT conference on Transformative Teaching this December in Hawaii. The panel that Prof. Ellis and Amerson will present focuses on using the recent Supreme Court case, Citizens United v. FEC, to teach across disciplines, law school curricula, and at different law schools. The professors will combine new technology (such as blogging, podcasts and twitter) with traditional teaching practices. They will document their experiences teaching at http://teach21century-ellis.blogspot.com/ . The students, meanwhile, will blog about Citizens United from their particular course perspective at http://thoughtsoncitizens.blogspot.com/. They are encouraging professors who teach in areas affected by the Citizens case (such as corporations, election law, constitutional law) to follow their progress and pass the word along to their students. They are also interested in expanding their cross curricula teaching - so if you are interested in participating, please contact Prof. Amerson at email@example.com.