Saturday, April 20, 2013

9:00 a.m. |  DeMatteo Gymnasium


Vendor Presentations

10:00 a.m. | Room 200

Opening Remarks 

10:15 a.m. | Room 200  

Lessons in Persuasion

Moderator: Jenean Taranto, Albany Law School 

Elizabeth Shaver, University of Akron School of Law

Using a “Bad Brief” to Teach Persuasive Writing

Elton Fukumoto, Syracuse University College of Law

Legal Writing vs. Philosophy in Ancient Greece:  Discourse as Advocacy or as the Disinterested Search for the Truth?

Heather Melniker, Michelle Zakarin, Touro Law School

FIFTY SHADES OF . . . Persuasion: Teaching Students to Transition From a Fact-Based Issue to an Issue of Law

11:30 a.m.


11:45 p.m. | Room 200

Retooling our Teaching Methods to Reach the Millenials

Moderator:  Debbie Mann, Albany Law School

Betsy Lenhart, University of Cincinnati, College of Law

Repackaging the Predictive Memo:  New Formatting Ideas for the Legal Environment of the 2010s

Jerry Rock, Albany Law School

Effective Tools for Integrating E-mail Communication and Research Skills

David Epstein, New York Law School

The Flip: A Teaching Technique with Today’s Student in Mind

1:00 p.m. | E 117


Keynote Speaker:
The Honorable Mae D’Agostino, United States District Judge, Northern District of New York

2:15 p.m. | Room 200

Try Try Again: Creative Ways to Reach and Engage Law Students

Moderator: Pam Armstrong, Albany Law School

Sarah J. Adams-Schoen, Touro College

Wow, That’s a Lot of Red Ink: Teaching Law Students to Respond Effectively to the Inevitable Setbacks of Moving from Novice to Master

Stephanie Juliano, Touro College

The After-the-First-Semester Blues:  Helping Despondent Student Writers

Evelyn Tenenbaum, Albany Law School

A New Technique for Improving Rules and Rule Synthesis

3:30 p.m.



3:45 p.m. | Room 200

Adventures in Collaboration and More

Moderator: Dede Hill, Albany Law School

Joan C. Foley, Touro College

Introducing Collaborative Writing to First-Year Law Students

Kathleen Dillon Narko and Jim McMasters, Northwestern University School of Law

FACING FACTS:  A Group Writing and Group Critiquing Exercise

Rosemary Queenan, Albany Law School

Capping the Law School Experience: A Special Education Law Capstone Course that Integrates Theory, Skills and Values

5:00 p.m. | Room 200

Closing Remarks