Law School Pedagogy Works in Progress
Compliance with ABA Standards
Hosted by University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Central Time, February 15, 2023
Submit to: Associate Dean and Professor Emily Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning invites proposals for conference workshops exploring the many things that law schools do to comply with the various ABA standards. With some new and updated ABA standards, this topic has taken on increased urgency for law school administrators and professors.
The conference theme is intentionally broad and is designed to encompass a wide variety of topics – professional identity formation; bias, cross-cultural competency, and anti-racism; formative assessment in classes; the institutional assessment process; alternative admissions standards; online education courses.
Accordingly, the Institute invites proposals for 60-minute workshops consistent with the conference theme. Each workshop should include materials that participants can use during the workshop and when they return to their campuses. Presenters should model effective teaching methods by actively engaging the workshop participants. The Institute Co-Directors are glad to work with anyone who would like advice on designing their presentations to be interactive.
To be considered for the conference, proposals should be one page (maximum), single-spaced, and include the following information:
- The title of the workshop;
- The name, address, telephone number, and email address of the presenter(s);
- A summary of the contents of the workshop, including its goals and methods; and
- A description of the teaching techniques the presenter will use to engage workshop participants and make the workshop interactive.
The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning invites proposals for participation in a Works-in-Progress Day on Wednesday, May 31. The Works-in-Progress will be held in conjunction with our Summer 2023 conference, which will take place from Thursday, June 1 until noon on Saturday, June 3. The session will be dedicated to building scholarship on law teaching and learning.
There is no extra cost for the workshop outside of the ILTL conference registration fee. In addition, ILTL will provide meals during the workshop.
The workshop organizers strongly encourage scholarship submissions that are in any stage – idea outline, work-in-progress, or nearly complete and ready to submit. This workshop will provide a unique collaborative environment in which to receive feedback from other professors, including members of The Journal for Law Teaching and Learning’s Board of Editors.
If you are interested in participating in the Works in Progress Workshop, please let us know by February 15, 2023, by emailing Associate Dean and Professor Emily Grant at email@example.com. In your email, provide a short description of your scholarly work and give us your best guess as to what form it will take by the middle of May (outline, early stage work-in-progress, nearly complete draft). A maximum of eight papers will be selected to guarantee a workshop atmosphere.
Those selected will be notified by May 1, and workshop submissions must be completed by May 24, 2023, to allow ample time for participants to review the papers.