Conferences & Symposia

Sixth Annual Capital Area Legal Writing Conference


Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is proud to host the Sixth Annual Capital Legal Writing Conference.  Strong communication skills are critical to the success of our law students, and we appreciate this opportunity to support and assist the work of professors who teach legal research and writing.

Under the leadership of The George Washington University Law School, the first Capital Area Legal Writing Conference was held in 2011 and attracted approximately 100 participants. Since then, the Conference has continued its momentum.  We anticipate strong participation at this year’s Conference and invite you to attend.  This Conference has a loyal group of attendees and consistently draws participants not only from area law schools, but also from legal writing programs across the country. 

Date:

Friday, March 11, 2016, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Presentation topics:

As in past years, we expect a number of accomplished scholars to present at the conference on a broad range of topics related to the teaching of legal writing. This two-day conference will include presentations on a variety of topics such as:

  • Exploring theories of legal writing pedagogy to inform our teaching
  • Sharing creative teaching ideas that have worked effectively in the classroom
  • Considering approaches to student assessment that maintain focus on the big picture
  • Encouraging scholarship and development of legal writing professionals
  • Identifying tips to help new professors move successfully from legal practice to teaching
  • Discussing teaching ideas and strategies for advanced legal writing courses

Registration deadline: 

Please register by February 18, 2016. There is no cost for registration. 

Travel:  

The University Of Maryland Carey School Of Law is located in downtown Baltimore at 500 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201.  Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport, the closest airport, is about 20 minutes from the law school.

Hotel Accommodations:

Hotel rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate at the Hampton Inn located at 550 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland, 21230, just five blocks from the law school.   We were able to negotiate a rate of $119 per night.  The reservation cut-off date is February 18, 2016.  That said, we ask that you reserve your room right away as space is limited. 

Parking:

The cost for overnight parking at the Hampton Inn is $35. (As indicated above, the law school is a short walking distance from the hotel. The walk will take you through the University of Maryland Baltimore campus.)  Parking at the Baltimore Grand Garage, located across the street from the law school at 5 N. Paca Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 is $14 per day.     

For more information, please email capitallegalwriting@gmail.com.

 


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