2014 SALT Teaching Conference

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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.

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


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 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 Journal of Legal Education and 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.


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.