Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference

Opening the Lens:
Re-Visions in Legal Writing Teaching, Theory, & Practice

April 15-16, 2011

Take another look.
This two-day conference will explore interdisciplinary theories and practice perspectives, encouraging participants to look again at their teaching, scholarship, and service.

Turn to other disciplines.
Our opening colloquium, featuring internationally known law and society scholar Martha Albertson Fineman, will illustrate the use of feminist and other critical theories to enrich legal writing teaching and scholarship.

Draw on theory & practice.
The first day’s presentations will focus attention on critical theory and critical rhetorical analysis; the second day’s workshops will examine theory and experience as resources for teaching.

Learn, teach, & write.
The conference reflects Mercer’s long-standing commitment to improving our understanding of legal rhetoric by exploring the theory and practice of legal interpretation and composition.