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Several professors present at Legal Writing Institute Conference
Several College of Law professors presented at the 2012 Legal Writing Institute Conference, held May 29 - June 1 in Palm Desert, Calif. The conference was the 15th biennial gathering of the group, and is the premier conference for professionals teaching legal writing.
presented, “Not Your Average Cup of Joe: Scholarship Beyond the Traditional Law Review” (with Anna Hemingway), while
presented on “Developing a Way With Words: Assessment Rubrics that Foster Student Motivation, Optimism, and a Growth Mindset” (with Paula Manning).
presented, “Igniting a Passion for the Practice of Law: Integrating Social Justice into the Legal Writing Curriculum to Foster Experiential Learning and the Development of Professional Identity” (with Stephanie Roberts Hartung and Nantiya Ryan). In addition,
presented a poster on “Exposing the Gears that Put Transfer in Motion.”
was a member of the program committee for the conference.
Chesler teaches Legal Method & Writing, Legal Advocacy, Contract Drafting and Negotiating, and Intensive Legal Research and Writing. She frequently publishes articles and regularly presents at national and regional conferences on teaching transactional skills, professionalism, contract drafting and other legal writing topics. She is currently developing an interactive web-based teaching tool aimed at incorporating transactional skills, professionalism, and ethics into law school classrooms.
Herrera, who serves as coordinator of the College of Law’s legal writing curriculum, teaches a variety of writing courses, including first-year Legal Writing and Method, Appellate Advocacy, Fundamentals of Legal Drafting, Scholarly Writing and Advanced Legal Writing. Her scholarly interests include legal writing and research, Indian law and oral advocacy.
Rosen is Professor of Academic Theory, Lecturer in Law and Director of the Academic Support Program. Her research interests include learning theory, cognitive psychology and media law. She teaches courses in legal analysis and introductory legal reasoning, as well as undergraduate courses focused on legal method, law and popular culture and philosophy of laws.
Sperling, Executive Director of the Arizona Justice Project, teaches Legal Method and Writing, Legal Advocacy and Advanced Persuasion and Creative Advocacy. Her scholarly writing incorporates research from various disciplines to improve advocates’ persuasive techniques.
Holst teaches Legal Method Writing as well as upper-level writing and skills courses. Her scholarship focuses on using well-established methods of pedagogy from other disciplines and applying them to the teaching and learning of the law. She also has written in the areas of intellectual property law and criminal procedure.
Langenfeld’s research pursuits include the benefits of teaching effective oral communications skills for professional settings, and the application of theories on learning style and “flow state” to the design of skills-oriented law courses. She teaches Legal Method and Writing, Legal Research and Writing, Intensive Legal Writing and a seminar on Advanced Legal Writing.