Call for Papers:16th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute Philadelphia Marriott Downtown



Like prior conferences, the 16th Biennial Conference will offer a collegial and collaborative setting for legal writing and academic support professionals to meet, reconnect, and share ideas about pedagogy, scholarship, and professional growth.

Organiser: Legal Writing Institute in Philadelphia

Date : Sunday, June 29 – Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Venue : Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

What’s Standard:

  • Presentations on legal writing teaching, scholarship, and professional development.
  • Tracks for academic support and newer professors, critiquing workshop, poster sessions, coffee sessions, Idea Bank sessions.

What’s New:

  • Spotlight session with Supreme Court advocates
  • a track for scholarship
  • workshops for special topics.

 Presentation Topics:

  • The 2014 conference will feature a mix of presentations that address teaching theory as well as innovative and classroom-tested ideas for new and veteran teachers.
  • Additional sessions will focus on interdisciplinary theory and empirical research that support legal writing scholarship; cognitive theories and technological changes applied to teaching legal research
  • and a range of other topics including professional growth,academic support, applied legal storytelling, global skills, legal rhetoric, and hot topics in legal education.

 Poster Presentations:

  • The poster presentations allow focused concentration on a discrete project or concept.
  • Posters will be spotlighted throughout the conference.


  • Registration for the 16th Biennial National Conference will open in January 2014.
  • The registration fee schedule will be posted as soon as possible.

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