ALWD Scholar’s Forum

In connection with the conference, we will be hosting an ALWD-sponsored Scholars’ Forum. The Forum will take place on Sunday, March 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in sunny Tempe, Arizona.

Who should apply?

Anyone who has scholarship in the works – from idea stage to full-blown article. The Forum will give each participant the opportunity to present his or her scholarship ideas in a supportive environment. Non-tenured legal writing faculty are especially encouraged to apply, but anyone with an idea in need of development is welcome. Although scholarship ideas should relate to topics in our field, our field is wide-ranging.

How will this work?

We will divide the participants into small groups with roughly similar topics. An experienced legal scholar will lead each group. Participants will present their topics and receive feedback from our experienced scholars and others in the group.

And the best part?

Our experienced scholars, of course: Linda Berger, UNLV; Suzanne Rowe, University of Oregon; and Linda Edwards, UNLV.  Who could pass up an opportunity to spend a day discussing interesting topics in legal writing with these well-known scholars in our field? Besides the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the field, we can almost certainly offer an extra day of sunshine, good bagels, and an appetizing lunch.

Application details:

There is no fee to participate, but we must limit enrollment to 12 participants. We will fill spots on a first-come basis. To participate in the Rocky Mountain ALWD Scholars’ Forum, please e-mail Carrie Sperling at Please include ALWD Scholars’ Forum in your subject line. In addition, include a one paragraph description of your work in progress or scholarship idea.

The application deadline is March 5th.

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