Conferences & Events

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September 2014 – January 2015

Sep
27
Sat
Clinical Writers’ Workshop @ NYU Law School
Sep 27 all-day

The Clinical Law Review will hold its next Clinical Writers’ Workshop on
Saturday, September 27, 2014, at NYU Law School.

The Workshop will provide an opportunity for clinical teachers who are
writing about any subject (clinical pedagogy, substantive law,
interdisciplinary analysis, empirical work, etc.) to meet with other
clinicians writing on related topics to discuss their works-in-progress and
brainstorm ideas for further development of their articles. Attendees will
meet in small groups organized, to the extent possible, by the subject
matter in which they are writing. Each group will “workshop” the draft of
each member of the group.

Participation in the Workshop requires the submission of a paper because the
workshop takes the form of small group sessions in which all members of the
group comment on each other’s manuscripts. By June 30, all applicants will
need to submit a mini-draft or prospectus, 3-5 pages in length, of the
article they intend to present at the workshop.  Full drafts of the articles
will be due by September 1, 2014.

As in the previous Clinical Law Review Workshops, participants will not have
to pay an admission or registration fee but participants will have to
arrange and pay for their own travel and lodging. To assist those who wish
to participate but who need assistance for travel and lodging, NYU Law
School has committed to provide 10 scholarships of up to $750 per person to
help pay for travel and lodging. The scholarships are designed for those
clinical faculty who receive little or no travel support from their law
schools and who otherwise would not be able to attend this conference
without scholarship support. Applicants for scholarships will be asked to
submit, with their 3-5 page prospectus, by June 30, a proposed budget for
travel and lodging and a brief statement of why the scholarship would be
helpful in supporting their attendance at this conference.  The Board will
review all scholarship applications and issue decisions about scholarships
in early July. The scholarships are conditioned upon recipients’ meeting all
requirements for workshop participation, including timely submission of
drafts.

(Click here for application information.)

If you have any comments or suggestions you would like to send us, we would
be very happy to hear from you. Comments and suggestions should be sent to
Randy Hertz at randy.hertz@nyu.edu.

Oct
4
Sat
Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship Vermont Law School @ Chase Center
Oct 4 all-day

Vermont Law School will host the Fifth Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship on October 4, 2014. This event offers environmental law scholars the opportunity to present their works-in-progress, to get feedback from their colleagues, and to meet and interact with those who are also teaching and researching in the areas of environmental and natural resources law, or any related specialty areas.

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the Colloquium, please submit a working title and short abstract, using the online form here, no later than June 1, 2014. For an abstract to be eligible for submission, the author must anticipate that the paper will still be at a revisable stage (neither published nor so close to publication that significant changes are not feasible) by the date of the Colloquium. We will do our best to include all interested presenters, and will notify authors about acceptances no later than July 1, 2014.

All selected participants will be required to submit a paper draft no later than September 20, 2014, and all participants will be asked to provide commentary on another participant’s paper draft at the Colloquium. Final papers will also be eligible for publication in the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law.

The Colloquium panels will take place on Saturday, October 4.  Vermont Law School’s Environmental Law Center and its faculty will host a cocktail reception the night before in the Hanover area and a dinner on Saturday evening, at Vermont Law School.  There will be an optional field trip on Sunday, consisting of a hike in the Upper Valley region, if weather permits.  Further Colloquium details regarding the schedule, events, lodging, and transportation will be forthcoming, and will be posted here as available.  For those who are unfamiliar with South Royalton’s location, we are approximately 2 hours from Boston by car. The closest airports serviced by major airlines are Burlington, VT, Manchester, NH, and Boston Logan. There is a small local airport in Lebanon, NH with flights to and from the NYC area and Boston Logan, serviced by Cape Air. In addition, there is train service to White River Junction on Amtrak, as well as a luxury bus service from Boston provided by the Dartmouth Coach.

For more information on the Colloquium, or if you need assistance uploading your abstract, please contact Courtney Collins at ccollins@vermontlaw.edu or at (802) 831-1371.

Oct
9
Thu
SALT – LATCRIT JUNIOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP @ UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Oct 9 all-day

The LatCrit/SALT Twelfth Annual

Junior Faculty Development Workshop (FDW)

The FDW will take place on October 9, 2014, immediately preceding the SALT Teaching Conference October 10th – 11th.  The FDW is a day long program designed for critical, progressive, and social justice oriented pre-tenured professors, clinicians, legal writing professors, and those contemplating a law teaching career.  The FDW is designed to familiarize junior faculty with LatCrit and SALT principles and values and support them in the scholarship, teaching, and service aspects of professional success. There is no additional charge to attend this day long event preceeding the Teaching Conference. Check back for specific programming or visit LatCrit.org for more information on the Junior Faculty Development Workshop.

Society of American Law Teachers—SALT Teaching Conference

Legal Education in a Time of Change: Challenges and Opportunities

October 10-11, 2014, at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Detailed program is under construction.
 
General Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, October 10

7:30am PT Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 7:30pm PT Programming, Meals, Reception

Saturday, October 11

8:30am PT Continental Breakfast

9:30am – 4:00pm PT Programming, Meals

Conference Hotel: MGM Signature Towers

The conference has a block of rooms at the Signature Towers, a part of the MGM property, located between the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and the famed Las Vegas ‘Strip’ the Signature Towers is an all suites, non-gaming, non-smoking hotel. All Signature Towers rooms come with a bedroom, living room, kitchen, and other amenities. Conference goers may enjoy a special base rate of $95 per night Wed /Thurs nights and $160 Fri / Sat nights plus tax and resort fees by referencing the SALT Teaching Conference when making reservations over the phone at 877-727-0007.

Conference Information

Debates over the value of a legal education rage in blogs, in the comment sections across the internet, and even at faculty meetings in law schools.  Although self-examination is a necessary component of any reform in legal education, this critique, often shouted in hyperbolic terms, is discouraging many progressive students from even considering law as a career.

SALT recognizes the importance of increasing access to legal education, especially as income inequality increases, as resegregation impacts public schools and communities, and government becomes more polarized.  SALT remains deeply committed to ensuring that membership in the legal profession reflects the rich diversity of this country, that we engage students throughout law school with relevant and innovative teaching methodologies, and that the academy itself be inclusive and model civil society by building consensus and community.

As we go through these transformational times, we invite you to help envision what law school can and should be.  SALT seeks to reframe this polarized debate about the value of a legal education, rejuvenate legal education, and reform the profession to ensure its path towards social justice and access to legal services for all.

SALT will host a broad range of presentations. The Nevada Law Journal will publish a selection of papers from the Teaching Conference in its first issue of the 2015-2016 Academic Year. More information about the process of submitting articles for consideration will be posted here and on nevadalawjournal.org in the fall.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

If you are part of a proposal, someone from SALT will be in touch.  If you have questions about the conference, please contact one of the conference co-chairs:  Sara Rankin at rankins@seattleu.edu or Kim Chanbonpin at kchanbonpin@jmls.edu.

Oct
10
Fri
SALT Biennial Teaching Conference @ UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day

The LatCrit/SALT Twelfth Annual

Junior Faculty Development Workshop (FDW)

The FDW will take place on October 9, 2014, immediately preceding the SALT Teaching Conference October 10th – 11th.  The FDW is a day long program designed for critical, progressive, and social justice oriented pre-tenured professors, clinicians, legal writing professors, and those contemplating a law teaching career.  The FDW is designed to familiarize junior faculty with LatCrit and SALT principles and values and support them in the scholarship, teaching, and service aspects of professional success. There is no additional charge to attend this day long event preceeding the Teaching Conference. Check back for specific programming or visit LatCrit.org for more information on the Junior Faculty Development Workshop.

Society of American Law Teachers—SALT Teaching Conference

Legal Education in a Time of Change:


Challenges and Opportunities

October 10-11, 2014, at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

2014 SALT Teaching Conference Program

General Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, October 10

7:30am PT Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 7:30pm PT Programming, Meals, Reception

Saturday, October 11

8:30am PT Continental Breakfast

9:30am – 4:00pm PT Programming, Meals

Conference Hotel: MGM Signature Towers

The conference has a block of rooms at the Signature Towers, a part of the MGM property, located between the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and the famed Las Vegas ‘Strip’ the Signature Towers is an all suites, non-gaming, non-smoking hotel. All Signature Towers rooms come with a bedroom, living room, kitchen, and other amenities. Conference goers may enjoy a special base rate of $95 per night Wed /Thurs nights and $160 Fri / Sat nights plus tax and resort fees by referencing the SALT Teaching Conference when making reservations over the phone at 877-727-0007.

Conference Information

Debates over the value of a legal education rage in blogs, in the comment sections across the internet, and even at faculty meetings in law schools.  Although self-examination is a necessary component of any reform in legal education, this critique, often shouted in hyperbolic terms, is discouraging many progressive students from even considering law as a career.

SALT recognizes the importance of increasing access to legal education, especially as income inequality increases, as resegregation impacts public schools and communities, and government becomes more polarized.  SALT remains deeply committed to ensuring that membership in the legal profession reflects the rich diversity of this country, that we engage students throughout law school with relevant and innovative teaching methodologies, and that the academy itself be inclusive and model civil society by building consensus and community.

As we go through these transformational times, we invite you to help envision what law school can and should be.  SALT seeks to reframe this polarized debate about the value of a legal education, rejuvenate legal education, and reform the profession to ensure its path towards social justice and access to legal services for all.

SALT will host a broad range of presentations. The Nevada Law Journal will publish a selection of papers from the Teaching Conference in its first issue of the 2015-2016 Academic Year. More information about the process of submitting articles for consideration will be posted here and on nevadalawjournal.org in the fall.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

If you are part of a proposal, someone from SALT will be in touch.  If you have questions about the conference, please contact one of the conference co-chairs:  Sara Rankin at rankins@seattleu.edu or Kim Chanbonpin at kchanbonpin@jmls.edu.

Oct
24
Fri
Midwest Law and Society Retreat, Univ of Wisconsin – Madison @ Univ of Wisconsin, Madison
Oct 24 – Oct 25 all-day

 

Deadline for Registration and Proposal Submission:  June 1st

Invitation and Call for Participation

The Institute for Legal Studies is pleased to be hosting the 7th Midwest Law and Society Retreat to be held at the University of Wisconsin in Madison on October 24-25, 2014. This biennial interdisciplinary retreat brings together faculty and graduate students from the region’s diverse social science and law programs for a weekend of intellectual exchange and community building. The 2014 Retreat will offer opportunities for participants to receive feedback on works-in-progress, discuss research methods and professional issues, and develop future projects with regional colleagues. Participants are encouraged to submit proposals on these topics or to just come to the Retreat to join in the discussion.

Register by June 1st: To register to attend or submit a proposal, please complete theRegistration Form. On the form, please also indicate your interest in participating in Roundtable Discussions on research methods, professional development issues, or the field of socio-legal studies.

To ensure that the Retreat remains informal and supportive, attendance will be limited to 75 people. Advance registration is required.

Location & Timeline: Sessions will take place at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street. On Friday, October 24th, the Retreat will begin with a plenary address at 3:30 p.m. and end with post-dinner informal discussion sessions. Sessions will continue all day on Saturday, October 25th, ending at 5:00 p.m.

Registration Fees: Faculty/Academic Staff: $150. Graduate Student/Independent Scholar: $75. The registration fee includes refreshments during the Retreat, a full dinner on Friday, and lunch on Saturday.

UW Extension will collect fees in August: Registration fees will not be collected until August, when all participants will be contacted by the UW Extension and asked to confirm participation and pay any applicable fees.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 24th

You are strongly advised to make your reservation well before the release dates. Other downtown hotel rooms will be unavailable or unaffordable because of the football game.

Lowell Inn and Conference Center 610 Langdon Street
Release Date: September 24th 
(no rooms will be available after this date)
Room Block Code: MIDLAW Standard room rates start at $114 Single/$126 double; rate includes breakfast and off-site parking; on-site parking is available for a small fee. To reserve a room and parking and check on deluxe accommodations, call the front desk at (608) 256-2621 or toll free: (866) 301-1753; or reserve online by clicking or pasting this event-specific link into your browser window: http://bit.ly/midlaw24oct

Grad Student Housing Subsidy: The Institute for Legal Studies will subsidize a few hotel rooms shared by graduate students who do not have outside funding. This must be arranged well in advance – please contact Pam Hollenhorst by early August.

Contacts

Questions about the Retreat Program: Please contact Professor Tonya Brito (Director of the Institute for Legal Studies and Program Chair)

Questions about logistics or information on this page: Please contact Pam Hollenhorst(Associate Director of the Institute for Legal Studies and Retreat Coordinator)

 

 

 

Nov
14
Fri
CLASSCRITS VII Workshop @ University of California Davis School of Law
Nov 14 – Nov 15 all-day

The University of California Davis School of Law will host the ClassCrits VII Workshop on November 14-15, 2014.  A Call for Papers & Participation will be circulated in early March.  As in past years, the Workshop will also extend a special invitation to junior scholars (graduate students and non-tenured faculty members) to submit proposals for works in progress.  For more information about ClassCrits and past ClassCrits Workshops, go to classcrits.wordpress.com.

Jan
2
Fri
SALT’s Robert Cover Workshop
Jan 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
4
Sun
SALT Annual Dinner @ Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center
Jan 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm