CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS: “Creating Excellence in Learning and Teaching for Today’s Law Students”

Geolocation

Deadline: 

07/15/15

Event Date: 

10/2/15 to 10/3/15

Location name: 

Phoenix, AZ

Organization: 

Arizona Summit Law School (ASLS)

CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS: “Creating Excellence in Learning and Teaching for Today’s Law Students”

CONFERENCE: October 2-3, 2015, Phoenix, AZ

ABSTRACTS DUE: July 15, 2015

Arizona Summit Law School (ASLS) will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a conference for legal educators, law students, the legal community, and anyone interested in legal education.  The Conference will be opened by Professor Gerald Hess, a leading American scholar on legal education, and founder of the Institute for Law School Teaching at Gonzaga University School of Law.  The Conference will include panels and workshops intended to address an array of challenges facing law schools in the early 21st Century. 

TOPICS: Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Applying the latest teaching techniques, methods and technology in the classroom
  • Integrating practice-ready skills with doctrinal teaching
  • Teaching the underprepared student
  • Keeping higher performing students engaged and challenged
  • Teaching alternative and second career students
  • Preparing students for the new legal marketplace
  • Building an excellent academic support program
  • Preparing students to serve underserved communities

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

Select papers will be published in the Arizona Summit Law Review, ASLS's flagship publication, or Accord, the internet-based sub-journal of Arizona Summit Law Review.  To submit a paper, please send the following information by July 15, 2015:

  • Author(s) name, contact information, and school affiliation
  • Author(s) CV
  • Title of the proposed paper
  • A brief description (500 words or less) of the paper

Participants will be notified of their selection by August 15, 2015.  Please note that travel assistance is not available.

Please direct all questions and final submissions to the Conference Chair, Dr. Marren Sanders, at ASLSConference@azsummitlaw.edu

PRESENTATION PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:
The Conference Committee welcomes proposals for 25-minute conference presentations or panel discussions, and anticipates a limited number of 50-minute slots as well.  To submit a proposal, please send the following information by July 15, 2015:

  • Presenter(s) name, contact information, and school affiliation
  • Presenter(s) CV
  • Title of the proposed presentation
  • A brief (one paragraph) description of the presentation, including a description of the presentation format (lecture with Q&A, interactive, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • A two-sentence summary of the presentation for the conference program, if accepted
  • Length of presentation
  • Technology needs for the presentation

Participants will be notified of their selection by August 15, 2015.  Please note that travel assistance is not available.

Please direct all questions and final proposals to the Conference Chair, Dr. Marren Sanders, at ASLSConference@azsummitlaw.edu

ABOUT PROFESSOR GERALD HESS

Professor Gerald Hess is at the forefront of the movement to improve teaching and learning in law school. Professor Hess founded the Institute for Law School Teaching at Gonzaga University School of Law in 1991, served as a Co-Director of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning through 2013, and became an ILTL Consultant in 2014. He has served as a co-editor of The Law Teacher, as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Journal of Legal Education, and as an inaugural member of the editorial board of the Canadian Legal Education Annual Review. Professor Hess is a frequent speaker at national conferences about legal education. He has conducted dozens of workshops on law teaching at law schools in the United States, Canada, Japan, Turkey, and the Republic of Georgia. Professor Hess has been the chair of the AALS Teaching Methods Section and is a faculty member and educational consultant at the National Judicial College.

Professor Hess is a leading American scholar on legal education. He is a co-author and co-editor of six books on teaching and learning in law school:

  • What the Best Law Teachers Do (2013)
  • Techniques for Teaching Law 2 (2011)
  • Teaching Law By Design for Adjuncts (2010)
  • Teaching Law By Design: Engaging Students from Syllabus to Final Exam (2009)
  • Teaching the Law School Curriculum (2003) and
  • Techniques for Teaching Law (1999).

He has published sixteen journal articles on faculty development, curriculum design, and teaching and learning in law school and is a frequent recipient of teaching awards.