Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference
Conference Program


Friday, April 15, 2011


8:30 – 12:00 p.m.    ALWD Scholars’ Workshop & Forums
                                
Seminar F and Webb Room
                                 Supported by ALWD

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.    Registration & Lunch
                                 
Main Lobby

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.      Opening Colloquium
                                 Courtroom
 

                                 Feminist Readings of Law: Feminist Writing in Law
                                
(www.law.mercer.edu/selwc/schedule)

                      
                       Keynote:  Prof. Martha Albertson Fineman, Emory Law School

                       Panel: Susan L. Brody, Professor of Law, John Marshall Law School
                                  Gregory Johnson, Director of Legal Writing & Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
                                  Margaret Johnson, Assistant Professor & Co-Director, Center on Applied Feminism,
                                  University of Baltimore School of Law
                                  Andrea McArdle, Professor & Director of Legal Writing, CUNY School of Law
                                  Teri McMurtry-Chubb, Director of Legal Analysis and Writing & Assistant Professor of Law,
                                  LaVerne College of Law
                                  Teresa Godwin Phelps, Director of Legal Rhetoric & Professor of Law, American University
                                  (Washington College of Law)
                                  Kathryn Stanchi, Professor of Law, Temple University School of Law

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.    Opening Reception 
                               Sponsored by Wolters-Kluwer


 

Saturday, April 16, 2011     Opening the Lens Concurrent Sessions

 

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.    Continental Breakfast
 

9:15 - 10:10 a.m.   Session 1

Room A Room B Room C Courtroom
The Memorandum Is Not Dead
(Yet): A Case for Teaching Both Traditional Legal Memoranda and Non-Traditional Forms of Communication in the First Year Legal Writing Program
   Julie Schwartz
   Karen Cooper
   Lesley Carroll

 
Using Effective Formative Assessment Techniques Designed to Make our Students Lifelong Learners
   Anthony Niedwiecki

Using a Battery of Tests to Measure the “Learning-to-Learn Skills of Law Students: Identifying Areas for Educational Interventions—Especially in Writing—and Assessing the Effectiveness of the Instruction
   Anthony Palasota
 

Where the Road Forks: The Art of Creating and Telling a Client’s Story at the Trial Court Versus Appellate Court
   Heather Zuber
 
Opening the Lens of Otherness Through the Legacy of Virginia Woolf: Stories and Lessons in Feminist Legal Theory
   Susan L. Brody
 

 

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.   Session 2

Room A Room B Room C Courtroom
Opening the Lens through Universal Design of the Legal Writing Course
   Jennifer Jolly-Ryan

Emergence, Adaptivity, and Legal Skills Pedagogy
   Lucy Jewel
 

“And the Winner is . . .”: How the Principles of Cognitive Science Resolve the Plain Language Debate
   Julie A. Baker

Thinking about Unthinking: Incorporate the Lessons of Cognition into Our Training of Young Lawyers
   Olivia Farrar
 

  Metaphorical Dissonance: The Uses and Misuses of Musical Language in the Law
   Ian Gallacher
 

 

11:30 -12:30 p.m.     Session 3

Room A Room B Room C Courtroom
Taking the Discussion in a New Direction: Have Lawyers in the Academy Forsaken Their Ethical Obligations to Strengthen Legal Education with Practical Skills Instruction?
   Scott Sigman

Bridging the Gap between Doctrinal Learning and Skills Training—Incorporating skills across the curriculum and creating legal writing problems which employ doctrinal learning. 
   Maureen Milliron
   J. Kirland Miller

 

Made Ya Look – Using Storytelling to Demonstrate How Detail Persuades
   Jennifer Lear

Bringing Theory to Practice: How Legal Writing Scholarship Can Help Practicing Lawyers Write Better Factual Narratives
   Jennifer Murphy Romig
 

Destroying the “Myth of Transience”: Approaching Legal Writing as Disciplinary Writing
   Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb
 
Structuring the First Few Weeks of a 1L J.D. Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis Course
   Conrad Sturm

Judicial Opinion Writing and Giving Students a View from the Bench
   Michael Koby
 


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.     Lunch
                                  Sponsored by LexisNexis
                                  Courtroom -- LexisNexis Technology Session

 

1:30 – 2:25 p.m.      Session 4

Room A Room B Room C Courtroom
From Looking to Seeing: Using Drawing Techniques to Access the Visual Systems of the Brain to Improve Legal Writing Skills
   Elizabeth Megale
   Susan Bendlin

 
Narrative Implications of Evidentiary Rules
   Bruce Ching

What Lincoln Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion
   Michael W. Loudenslager
 

Re-Visioning Student Problem Solving: Using Problem-Based Service Learning to Teach Legal Research, Analysis and Writing
   Tracy Bach
 
The Court as a Communicator: How the Supreme Court Uses Opinions to Communicate with Parties, Lawyers, Judges, and the Public
   Lisa McElroy
 

 

2:45 – 3:40 p.m.      Session 5

Room A Room B Room C Courtroom
Still Crazy After All These Years? Feminism & Legal Education
Linda Berger

Is Law School Still “An Education by and for Men”?
   Lisa Mazzie
 

Law Teaching in Three Dimensions: Constitutional Doctrine, Legislative Procedure, and Rule Drafting 
   J. Lyn Entrikin Goering
 
An Introduction to New Criticism’s Relevance to Legal Writing
Susan Bay

Interpreting the Internet through the Eyes of a Historian: What Law Students (and Law Professors) Can Learn from the Research Techniques of Historians
   Betsy Lenhart
 

“Triaging the Missing Semester”: Transitioning Students from Objective to Persuasive Writing on a Tight Class Schedule
   Kimberly Boone
   Scott England
   Mary Ksobiech
   Gary Sullivan

 

 

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.      Session 6

Room A Room B Room C Courtroom
    A Rose By Any Other Name: Rhetorical Analysis of Genre
   Karen J. Sneddon
 
YouTube Pedagogy: A Practical Guide
   John F. Murphy