The Fourth Annual Empire State Legal Writing Conference

Empire State Legal Writing Conference


Teaching Legal Writing Effectively to Prepare Students for Practice

Albany Law School is pleased to host the Fourth Annual Empire State Legal Writing Conference. The main conference will feature presentations on topics and exciting teaching ideas relating to legal writing, analysis, and research. 

Albany Law School is also pleased to announce the keynote speaker: Honorable Mae D’Agostino, United Stated District Judge, Northern District of New York, who will address the conference attendees during lunch.

Date and Times:

The Conference will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 9:00 – 5:00


To register for the conference, please complete and submit the online Conference Registration form by Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

ALWD Scholar’s Forum:

Albany Law School will also host the ALWD Scholar’s Forum on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 11:30 – 5:00. Please register for the Forum here (note: please be sure to respond to the last question on the registration form). Robin Boyle, Assistant Dean for Academic Success and Professor of Legal Writing at St. John’s University School of Law, will be facilitating the forum. The Scholars' Forum is an opportunity for participants to share their work-in-progress within a small group setting for feedback on their drafts. Written proposals or product at any stage of development is welcome. If you have any questions about the Forum, please contact Dede Hill (

This year’s Empire State Legal Writing Conference Program Committee includes:

  • Robin Boyle (St. John's)
  • Ian Gallacher (Syracuse)
  • Ann Nowak (Touro)
  • Stephen Paskey (Buffalo)
  • Amy Stein (Hofstra)
  • Marilyn Walter (Brooklyn)
  • Michelle Wheylan (Cornell)
  • Dorothy (Dede) Hill (Albany)
  • Rosemary Queenan (Albany)

Questions about the conference can be directed to Dede Hill ( or Rosemary Queenan (



There is no charge to attend either the full conference or the pre-conference ALWD Scholars' Forum. However, if you plan to attend the conference and/or scholar’s forum, kindly register so that we can properly plan for conference meals.


To learn more about visiting Albany Law School please visit the Visiting Albany Law page.


A group rate of $119 per night has been negotiated at the Hilton Garden Inn at Albany Medical Center. Click here to book a room, or mention group code ALBLAW when calling Ben Legacy, the Sales Coordinator at 518-694-3807 (