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2010
Friday, May 14th
8:00 AM

Conference Program

8:00 AM

8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Nora V. Demleitner, Hofstra School of Law

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

9:40 AM

Session I

9:40 AM - 10:30 AM

Session I Choice A 1 - Teaching Students the STEPPS to Exercising Ethical, Independent Problem Solving

Roberta K. Thufault, California Western School of Law
Kathryn Fehrman, California Western School of Law

9:40 AM

Session I Choice A 2 - Beyond the Legal Writing Horizon: How Other Conferences Can Help You Develop as an Academic and a Teacher

Sharon A. Pocock, Touro Law Center

9:40 AM

Session I Choice B 1 - All I Really Need to Know About Legal Writing I Learned from Cliff Huxtable: Pop Culture as a Teaching Tool

Adam S. Cohen, Hofstra School of Law

9:40 AM

Session I Choice B 2 - "This American Life", into the Legal Writing Classroom: Using the Nonfiction Storytelling Show to Make Legal Writing and Analysis Accessible, Provocative, and Fun for New Law Students

Iselin Magdalene Gambert, The George Washington University Law School

9:40 AM

Session I Choice C 1 - Yours, Mine and Ours: Collaborating Across the Legal Writing Curriculum

Aliza M. Milner, Syracuse University College of Law
Andrew S. Greenberg, Syracuse University College of Law

9:40 AM

Session I Choice C 2 - Teaching Contract Drafting with a Legal Writing Background

Jane E. Scott, St. John's University School of Law

9:40 AM

10:35 AM

Session II

10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Session II Choice A 1 -Using "Certified Conflicts" to Teach Relevance and Reasonableness

Scott Anderson, Capital University Law School

10:35 AM

Session II Choice A 2 - A Three-Step Application Template to Force Beginners into Adequate Reasoning

Peter T. Blum, Valparaiso University School of Law

10:35 AM

Session II Choice B 1 - Guiding Research in Progress - Using Online Tools to Monitor and Direct Student Research Assignments

David Epstein, New York Law School

10:35 AM

Session II Choice B 2 - Wrapping Up the Fall Semester of Legal Research and Writing: End-of-Semester Research Exercise

Nicole Raymond Chong, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law

10:35 AM

Session II Choice C 1 - Teaching Legal Research and Writing Means Being a Leader: How I Use Three Key Principles I Learned as an Army Cadet to Succeed in the Classroom

Karen D. Thornton, The George Washington University Law School

10:35 AM

Session II Choice C 2 - Be True to You: Finding Your Voice in the Classroom

Elizabeth A. Keith, American University Washington College of Law

10:35 AM

11:30 AM

Break

11:30 AM - 11:40 AM

11:45 AM

Session III

11:45 AM - 12:35 PM

Session III Choice A - Ethics and Professionalism in Legal Writing: When Does Zealous Advocacy Cross the Line?

Arnold I. Siegel, Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Scott E. Wood, Loyola Law School Los Angeles

11:45 AM

Session III Choice B 1 - E-munication: Should Lawyers and Professors Tweet?

Andrea Susnir Funk, Whittier Law School

11:45 AM

Session III Choice B 2 - To Click or Not to Click? Using Clicker Technology in the Legal Writing Classroom

Carrie W. Teitcher, Brooklyn Law School

11:45 AM

Session III Choice C 1 - Legal Writing Instruction for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

Mary Holland, New York University School of Law
Irene Segal Ayers, New York University School of Law

11:45 AM

Session III Choice C 2 - Welcome to the Study of Legalese: Teaching First-Year Legal Writing as a Foreign Language

Meredith A.G. Stange, Northern Illinois University College of Law

11:45 AM

12:40 PM

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

12:40 PM - 2:10 PM

1:00 PM

Humor: The Spoonful of Sugar That Helps the Law Go Down

Nancy Soonpaa, Texas Tech University School of Law
Richard K. Neumann Jr., Hofstra School of Law

1:00 PM

2:15 PM

Session IV

2:15 PM - 3:05 PM

Session IV Choice A 1 - Improving the Feedback Portion of "Supervisor Presentations": Can Our Students Help?

Laura Freed, Cornell Law School
Michelle A. Whelan, Cornell Law School

2:15 PM

Session IV Choice A 2 - Learning to Listen: Simulating A Client Interview

Susan H. Joffe, Hofstra School of Law

2:15 PM

Session IV Choice B 1 - Writing a la Carte: Using Restaurant Reviews to Teach Legal Method

Carrie B. Sperling, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

2:15 PM

Session IV Choice B 2 - Taking the "Lede" From Journalism: Two Exercises to Hook Students' Interest and Introduce Concepts

Jean K. Sbarge, Widener University School of Law, Delaware Campus

2:15 PM

Session IV Choice C 1 - Teaching Old Dogmas New Tricks: Scientists and Engineers as Legal Writers

Samantha F. Noda, Seton Hall University School of Law

2:15 PM

Session IV Choice C 2 - The One Thing That Makes Writing Better

Karin Mika, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

2:15 PM

3:10 PM

Session V

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Session V Choice A 1 - Survey Says... Using Surveys, Questionnaires and Other Tools to Assess Legal Writing

Twinnette L. Johnson, Saint Louis University School of Law

3:10 PM

Session V Choice A 2 - Beyond Hope Theory: Can Cultivating Empathy, Compassion and a Sense of Justice Better Motivate Students?

Stephen Paskey, University at Buffalo Law School

3:10 PM

Session V Choice B 1 - The "White-Glove Inspection" - Making Sense of Proofreading and Polishing

Edward H. Telfeyah, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

3:10 PM

Session V Choice B 2 - Stop the Bleeding: Returning Legal Writing Assignments with Easy In-Class Exercises to Ease the Pain

Susan Smith Bakhshian, Loyola Law School Los Angeles

3:10 PM

Session V Choice C 1 - The Psychology of the Wrong Answer: Tapping into the Power of the "Aha!" Moment

Patricia Grande Montana, St. John's University School of Law
Elyse Pepper, St. John's University School of Law

3:10 PM

4:00 PM

Break

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

4:15 PM

Session VI

4:15 PM - 5:05 PM

Session VI Choice A 1 - Preparing Students to Draft a Legal Analysis: Using Separate Charts for Rules and Case Comparisons

Tracy L. Turner, Southwestern Law School

4:15 PM

Session VI Choice A 2 - Rule Proof, Rule Explanation, Rule Illustration Section - Whatever You Want to Call It, Students Need Help Doing It Well, and Here Are Some Ways to Help Them

Michael W. Loudenslager, Appalachian School of Law

4:15 PM

Session VI Choice B 1 - Teaching Principles of International Law in a First-Year Research and Writing Program

Lucille M. Rignanese, Syracuse University College of Law

4:15 PM

Session VI Choice C 1 - Teaching Students to Play Nice in the Sandbox - The Benefits of Practice Experience in the Classroom

Patricia A. Rooney, Touro Law Center
Ann I. Nowak, Touro Law Center

4:15 PM

Session VI Choice C 2 - Structured Peer Feedback: Creating Experts From Novice Learners

Hillary Burgess, Hofstra School of Law

4:15 PM