Tuesday, August 25, 2009

AALS Workshop on Civil Procedure


TO: Civil Procedure Law Professors

FROM: Planning Committee on 2010 Workshop on Civil Procedure:
Charting Your Course in a Shifting Field

Frederic M. Bloom, Brooklyn Law School
Laura Hines, University of Kansas
Richard A. Nagareda, Vanderbilt University
Patrick Woolley, University of Texas at Austin, Chair
Stephen C. Yeazell, University Of California at Los Angeles

Request for Proposals

We are seeking proposals for presentations on the three following topics:
1. The Hardest Case-and How to Teach It
2. Emerging Teaching Methods: A Different Way to Teach This Subject
3. Big Topics in Shrinking Units: How to Trim Your Syllabus

We are planning the AALS 2010 Mid-Year Meeting Workshop on Civil Procedure: Charting Your Course in a Shifting Field, June 10-11, 2010 at the Sheraton New York in New York City. The workshop will address many of the substantive developments transforming our field. We know, though, that many are already overcoming the special challenges of our course, as the number of hours dedicated to it at many schools declines and its complexity increases. We are therefore asking for those who have met these challenges to tell others how they have done it. Share your ideas with us!

For any of the three topics, please send us a two-page précis of your presentation. For the emerging pedagogies panel we're interested both in new modes of presentation and testing (including digital ones), as well as in special thematic foci-including courses with special emphasis on professional values. For the third topic please also attach a syllabus indicating classroom hours by topic. Interested faculty should submit proposals by September 1, 2009 to pwoolley@law.utexas.edu. Selected speakers will hear from us by September 30, 2009.

The selected speakers pay the registration fee for the Workshop and are responsible for their own travel and other expenses. Please direct questions to Professor Patrick Woolley, University of Texas at Austin, pwoolley@law.utexas.edu or Professor Stephen C. Yeazell, University of California at Los Angeles, yeazell@law.ucla.edu.


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