Monday, March 13, 2017

Global Legal Skills Conference

Hope to see you at the 12th Annual Global Legal Skills Conference in Monterrey, Mexico! 

The 2017 Global Legal Skills Conference (GLS-12) will provide an opportunity to share the best practices of international legal skills education while taking in the beautiful surroundings of Monterrey, Mexico. This year’s conference at the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey will begin on Wednesday, March 15, and continue through Friday, March 17, 2017. There will also be a pre-conference field trip on March 14, 2017.

This conference keeps getting better and better. This year, in addition to providing an opportunity to meet and learn from experts from all over the world, the conference is holding the first international (bilingual) contract negotiation and drafting workshop for law students. 

I will be presenting at 11:00 a.m., March 15, on "Dissertation Fundamentals: Preparing and Supporting International Academic Legal Writers." Here's the full description: 

A growing number of U.S. law schools are introducing S.J.D./J.S.D. programs or increasing the number of students in existing graduate research programs. These students come from a variety of backgrounds, some more prepared than others for high level academic legal research and writing in an American law school. In this presentation, I will explain the “Dissertation Fundamentals” course I developed this year, the Consortium on Graduate Legal Education that is in the works, as well as other initiatives that the Graduate Legal Studies program at IU Maurer School of Law has introduced to prepare and support our S.J.D. students. 

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