Conference Materials

Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference
September 27-28, 2013 | #centralstates13

Conference materials are available below, organized by presenter and presentation title in order of sessions.

Session I
Anne Mullins Beyond Traditional Persuasion: Teaching Students to Use the Tactics of Influence (PDF)
Betsy Six Live Grading (PDF)
Session II
Aylon Schulte
& Shannon Moritz
Mind the Gap: Preparing Students To Navigate the Transition from the Classroom to the Workplace
Mary Nagel
& Jamie Kleppetsch
Planting the Seed: Showing the Doctrinal Faculty How Easy (And Effective) It Is to Incorporate Legal Writing and Academic Achievement Into Their Courses
Aaron M. House Introducing the Millennial Generation to the Legal Profession by Incorporating Professionalism into Legal Research and Writing Courses (PDF)
Session III
Debra Austin Stress and Cognition: The Neuroscience of Stress, Memory & Learning (PDF)
Melody Daily Creating Context and Contacts with Email Memos (PDF)
Session IV
Suzanne Rowe
& Carol Parker
Making Sausage: Politics in the ABA Self-Study Process
Mark DeForrest Meaning, Context and Text: Using Legislative and Regulatory History in Legal Writing and Analysis (PDF)
Katrina Lee
& Kimberly Jordan
Bridge to Clinic: Introducing Family and Juvenile Law to Legal Writing Students in the First Year of Law School (PDF)
Session V
Michael D. Murray Putting Storytelling Into Practice: Narrativity in Five Sections of a Brief
Robert Anderson How to Use a Flipped Classroom to Teach Legal Writing (PDF)
Brad Desnoyer Using the Memo to Assess Mediation
Session VI
Maureen Collins Use Haiku in Class: Teach Them Legal Writing Skills in a Fun, New Way
Candace Centeno Incorporating Simulations into the Legal Writing Curriculum to Encourage Active Learning and to Make Real-World Connections
Jim Dimitri Hitting the “Send” Button: Translating the Traditional Long-Form Memorandum into an Informal Email Memorandum (PDF) + Link to Prezi
Session VII
Sha-Shana Crichton Using Literary Classics to Teach Students How to Write a Fact Statement
Joyce Rosenberg
& Chelsi Hayden
Lessons from Simulation Courses: Providing Effective Feedback in Real Time (PDF)
Lisa A. Rich Legal Analysis, Research & Writing and TheSmokingGun.com: A First-Year Legal Writing Professor's Experience Bringing Real World Examples into the Classroom
Session VIII
Judith Popper
& Wanda Temm
Experiment Away! Cross-Curricular Professional Skills Training in the First Year (PDF)
Nancy Soonpaa Cutting the Apron Strings and Pushing the Baby Bird from the Nest: How Parenting Philosophies Support a Pedagogically Sound Sequence of Developmental Exercises and Structured Assignments
Susan Smith Bakhshian,
Susan Bay, Alison Julien, Deborah B. McGregor, & Joel M. Schumm
Critiquing our Critiques: Best Practices in Legal Writing Grading (PDF)
Session IX
Anthony Niedwiecki Practice-Ready: Preparing Students to Research in the 21st Century
Paul Figley Teaching Rule Synthesis with Real Cases
Tonya Kowalski
& Andrea Boyack
Curricular Integration and Cat Herding (spans Sessions IX-X)
Session X
Allison Martin Peer to Peer Learning: Encouraging It in Advanced Writing Courses
Jill Barton A Cross-Curricular Approach To Case Synthesis Using Anchors (PDF)
Session XI
Michael Oeser Integrating Google Docs Into Your Curriculum (PDF)
Mary Ann Becker Creating Practice Ready Students Through Post-Conferencing (PDF)
Rebecca Blemberg Teaching Legislative Drafting Principles in 1L Legal Writing Courses (PDF)
Session XII
Sue Provenzano Reversing the "Upper-Class Slide" in Legal Writing (PDF)
Emily Grant Students at the Front of the Classroom
Chelsi Hayden Incorporating More Lawyering Skills in the LRW Classroom
Session XIII (5-Minute Take-Aways)
Kathleen Dillon Narko Facing Facts: A Group Writing and Group Critiquing Exercise to Help Students Transition to Advocacy and Advance to Higher Level Critical Thinking in Evaluating Persuasive Strategies (PDF)
Laura K. Schulz Using Continuing Professionalism Education Requirements (CPEs) to Keep the Classroom 'Real' (PDF)
Susan Smith Bakhshian Better Application (PDF)
Michelle Falkoff Group Workshops of Sample Draft Documents (PDF)
Allison Kort Analogies Workshop (PDF)
Melissa Greipp Using the Term 'How and Why' (PDF)
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