Implementing Best Practices and Educating Lawyers:
Teaching Skills and Professionalism Across the Curriculum

Registration and Deadlines

Attendance is limited to 100 participants to facilitate small-group experiences. The roster will be filled in the order that the Institute receives the registration form and conference fee:

Get registration form.

Conference schedule and registration form also available as PDF (134 KB; requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Make check payable to Gonzaga University or provide Visa/MasterCard information on the registration form.


Attendees must notify the Institute to receive refunds. If notice is received on or before June 5, 2009, a full refund will be provided. No fees will be refunded if notice is received after June 5, 2009.


Meals are included in the registration fee.

On Tuesday evening, law teacher-cum-musicians may bring their instruments if they desire.

Pre-registration Meet-and-Greet

We invite participants to pre-register and begin getting acquainted at the Law School during a meet-and-greet between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22.

Afterwards, please feel free to explore Spokane and its great dining options, either individually or in groups.

The Institute's summer 2009 conference, "Implementing Best Practices and Educating Lawyers: Teaching Skills and Professionalism Across the Curriculum," features 40 workshops that explore techniques for teaching skills and professionalism across the law school curriculum.

The conference will be June 23-24, 2009 at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington.

Benefits to Participants:
Improve Teaching and Learning

During the conference, participants can expect to encounter many new ideas about teaching skills and professionalism in law school. In addition, the conference is intended to facilitate informal interaction among creative teachers who love their work with students.

Participants should leave the conference with the inspiration and information to integrate skills and professionalism in the courses they teach next fall. The ultimate goal of the conference is to help the participants improve their teaching and their students' learning and to further their school's efforts to realize the promise of Educating Lawyers and Best Practices.

Summer is a wonderful time of year in the Inland Northwest and we encourage you to combine some vacationing with your work at the conference. The website can help you plan.

Spokane offers shopping, fine dining, art and sporting events, public golf courses and nearby rivers, lakes, and national parks.

Conference Structure:
Tailor the Conference to Suit Your Interests

The conference includes eight workshop sessions. During each session, five workshops will run simultaneously.

Participants will be able to tailor the conference to fit their individual interests by choosing which workshop to attend during each session. The workshops will deal with:

Each workshop will include materials that participants can use during the workshop and when they return to their campuses.

The workshops will model effective teaching methods by actively engaging the participants.