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Legal Writing Professors Meet at Arizona Law

Over 100 law faculty from 54 law schools across the country will meet at the College of Law on March 19 and 20, 2010. The Tenth Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference brings legal writing faculty together to discuss methods for teaching future lawyers how to communicate effectively and persuasively.

A plenary speech by Professor Judy Stinson will address “Teaching Legal Writing from a Different Perspective.” Professor Stinson is the immediate past president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program at Arizona State University. Smaller breakout sessions will cover topics such as “The Use and Misuse of Metaphor in Legal Writing,” “Teaching the Torture Memos: Connecting Ethical Theory and Active Learning,” “Have You Seen That Commercial? Using Commercial and Print Advertisements to Teach Students about Persuasion,” and “Law, Teaching, and Whatever’s in Your iPod.”

Professor Suzanne Rabe, who directs Arizona Law’s legal writing program, noted the benefits of a professional conference for writing faculty. “We have a talented group of experienced legal writing professors coming together to share ideas, resources, and experiences. It should be an exciting two days.”

Information on the conference is available at:  www.law.arizona.edu/depts/legalwriting/rockymountainregional.cfm.


Posted:03/11/2010