Call for Proposals : «Global Legal Skills Conference» , Chicago, Illinois, May 20-22, 2015

«The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled to Mexico (twice), to Costa Rica (twice), to Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., and most recently to the University of Verona Faculty of Law in Verona, Italy.

This year’s conference (GLS 10) will be held at The John Marshall Law School for the first two days and will be hosted at Northwestern University School of Law for its final day. The two schools are within walking distance and are also served by subway line

This message invites proposals for presentations. Proposals should be for a 25-minute presentation (for one or two people) or an interactive group panel presentation (no more than four panelists) of 75-minutes (including audience participation).

The conference audience will include legal writing professionals, international and comparative law professors, clinical professors and others involved in skills education, law school administrators, law librarians, and ESL/EFL professors and scholars. Also attending will be faculty members teaching general law subjects with a transnational or international component. Attendees have also included judges, lawyers, court translators, and others involved in international and transnational law. Attendees come from around the world, and as many as 35 countries have been represented in past conferences.

Please submit a proposal on any aspect of Global Legal Skills, including experiential learning, distance education, comparative law, international law, course design and materials, teaching methods, and opportunities for teaching abroad and in the United States. However, because the conference focuses on legal skills for a global audience, please tailor your proposal accordingly.[…]

Please send program proposals to GLS10Chicago@gmail.com. You can also send a copy to Lurene Contento (co-chair of LWI GLS committee and Program Chair of GLS 10). Her email is 9Content@jmls.edu.

Please include “GLS 10 Proposal” in the subject line. Then, set out the names and institutional affiliations of presenters, the title of your presentation, a brief summary of your presentation, the format you would prefer (25-minutes presentation by one or two people, or a 75-minute panel or roundtable), and the target audience (such as experienced professors, LL.M. directors, new professors, etc.).

The first deadline for submitting a proposal is February 12, 2015. Earlier submissions are encouraged. If you submit your proposal by this date, the program committee will notify presenters of acceptance no later than March 6, so that you can make appropriate travel and hotel arrangements. You will find travel information and more conference information on our website. Additional proposals will be accepted through April 15 if additional speaking slots are available.

Scholars’ Forum (May 19, 2015)

A one-day scholars’ forum is also planned for May 19th, the day before the GLS conference begins. Participation in this forum will be limited to 16 persons and will include special sessions on international legal research as well as the presentation of papers and works-in-progress. For more information about the Scholars’ Forum, send an email to Prof. Mark E. Wojcik at mwojcik@jmls.edu with the title of your proposed work. Registration for the scholars’ forum is at this link: http://events.jmls.edu/registration/node/677

You may find out more on the schedule of the conference, here.

Source : John Marshall Law School