Legal Writing Conference 2014

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Thank you to the more than 100 professionals who attended Duquesne University School of Law's 2014 Legal Writing Conference 

Session Presentations

OPENING SESSION: Jan M. Levine and Kirsha Weyandt Trychta, Duquesne University School of Law 
Levine Conference Introduction, Trychta Welcome

Mary Ann Becker, Loyola Univ. Chicago College of Law
Understanding the Tethered Generation: Net Gens Come to Law School 

Heidi Brown, New York Law School
Empowering Millennial and Generation Z Students to Overcome Extreme Public Speaking Anxiety in the Socratic Law School Classroom 

Catherine Christopher, Texas Tech Univ. School of Law
Eye of the Beholder: How Perception Management Can Counter Stereotype Threat Among Struggling Law Students 

Rebecca Flanagan, Univ. of Massachusetts Law School
Should Law School Admissions Follow a Medical School Model?  An Argument for A Pre-Law Curriculum 

Shailini George, Suffolk Univ. Law School
How Mindfulness Training Can Improve Learning in Law School 

Julia Glencer, Duquesne Univ. School of Law
Emerging Adults, “Rules” and Authority: Navigating the Minefield to Cultivate Professional Behavior 

Jane Bloom Grisé, Univ. of Kentucky College of Law
Critical Reading and Legal Writing, with hand-out 

Sherri Keene, Univ. of Maryland School of Law
Are We There Yet? Aligning the Expectations and Realities of Gaining Competency in Legal Writing

Susan Landrum, Savannah Law School
Drawing Inspiration from the Flipped Classroom Model: An Integrated Approach to Academic Support for the Academically Underprepared Law Student 

Courtney Lee, Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Changing Gears to Meet the New Normal in Legal Education 

Tammy Pettinato, Univ. of North Dakota School of Law
Special Challenges for Law Students from Lower Socio-Economic Backgrounds 

Ruth Vance and Susan Stuart, Valparaiso Univ. School of Law
Academically Underprepared Yet Overconfident: Teaching the Learning-Resistant Law Student - Outline
Vance presentation and notes

PLENARY SESSION: Kirsha Weyandt Trychta, Duquesne University School of Law
What Does the Future Hold? 


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"Legal Writing Conference Aims at Getting Law Students Prepared"
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