The 2016 Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute will bring together legal-writing professors and other members of the legal academy and practicing bar. The conference this year has a renewed goal of building our sense of community. In LWI’s always collegial and collaborative environment, colleagues will have a chance to meet, reconnect, and share ideas about pedagogy, scholarship, and professional growth.
The theme of the 2016 conference is “Thriving in a Time of Change.” This is a broad topic, covering our professional commitments to teaching, scholarship, and professional service; to our professional identity as a discipline; and to our current and former students’ identities as practitioners. The programselection committee welcomes proposals on any subject of interest within that broad framework. The 2016 Conference will be held in downtown Portland, Oregon, at the Portland Hilton. Portland and the surrounding area have many attractions for families.
Because the presentation-selection process has become increasingly competitive, the program committee will look for proposals that not only clearly describe the presentation and its goals, but also demonstrate the role of the presentation within the existing dialogue of legal writing. Clear and detailed proposals with a strong research foundation have a higher likelihood of selection. Notification Those individuals who submit proposals will be notified about the status of their proposals on or before September 30, 2015.
Limit on Proposals (2) and the One-Presentation Rule
You may submit more than one proposal but no more than two, and you need not rank your proposals in order of preference. However, if you are selected for more than one presentation or panel, you will be asked to select the presentation or panel in which you would like to participate, as each person is limited to one presentation or panel.