Next Global Legal Skills Conference in Melbourne!

Global Legal Skills Conference 13

Melbourne, Australia

December 9-12, 2018


Co-Sponsored by Melbourne Law School and The John Marshall Law School-Chicago, in cooperation with the Legal Writing Institute, the American Bar Association Section on International Law, the Teaching International Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association, the International Law Students Association, the American Society of International Law, Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers, and other organizations. In holding the GLS-13 Conference at Melbourne Law School, we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where the law school is located: the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging.


First Call for Presentations


Presentation proposals for the GLS-13 Conference are now being accepted on topics relating to legal writing and legal skills education (particularly for lawyers and law students who speak English as a second language), international litigation, comparative and international law, and related subjects. Please send an email to Prof. Mark E. Wojcik at with the subject line “GLS-13 Proposal.” Include a proposed title, brief description, and proposed speakers. Individual presentations will normally be 15-20 minutes. Panels and roundtables will normally be an hour and include three to five speakers. You may be nominated to be on more than one panel but speakers will normally be given only one speaking opportunity to allow others to participate. The first call for presentations will be open until February 28, 2018 and decisions made by March 28, 2018. Additional presentation proposals will be accepted until April 30, 2018 if space is still available. Poster presentations will be accepted until November 1, 2018.


More Information?


The GLS Website for the Melbourne Conference will launch on February 1, 2018 at with information about registration, travel, hotels, and a preliminary conference schedule. The website for the 2017 GLS conference in Mexico can be viewed at Additional information about the GLS-13 conference, including sponsorship opportunities, can be had from the Conference Co-Chairs, Prof. Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago [(312) 987-2391 or] or Dr Chantal Morton, Director of the Legal Academic Skills Centre and Director of Teaching, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia [+61 3 8344 8917 or].

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Job Posting: University of Kentucky – Dir of Academic Enhancement/Ass Professor of LRW

University of Kentucky College of Law

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The University of Kentucky College of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Enhancement and Assistant Professor of Legal Research & Writing beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.  The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the Academic Enhancement program at the College of Law. This includes planning the Academic Enhancement Pre-Orientation Legal Reasoning program, teaching regular Academic Enhancement workshops, and continuing to enhance the College of Law’s Bar Exam Support program. Continue reading

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Job Posting: Valparaiso one year legal writing

VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL is seeking a full-time visitor for academic year 2017-18 to teach legal writing courses. The person hired will teach a series of legal writing and analysis courses to 1L and 2L students. These courses will be delivered in seven-week or semester-long sessions as part of Valparaiso’s innovative curriculum.

In the Fall semester, the visitor will likely teach: 1) Foundations (first seven weeks) and 2) Legal Communications (second seven weeks). In the Spring semester, the visitor will likely teach: 1) Legal Writing I (full semester) and 2) Legal Writing II (appellate advocacy or introduction to drafting; first or second seven weeks). The visitor may also be asked to teach an additional one-credit legal writing course in one of the two semesters. The opportunity may exist to teach a course outside the legal writing field, depending on visitor preferences and law school needs. The VU Law Bulletin descriptions of these courses can be found at: starting on page 39. Continue reading

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Job Posting: University of Oklahoma – Legal Research and Writing

University of Oklahoma College of Law

Assistant Professor

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The University of Oklahoma College of Law invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track faculty appointment in our Legal Research, Writing & Advocacy program. The start date for the position is August 2017. The initial appointment will be for a one-year renewable contract that can lead, after three years, to renewable longer-term contracts with security of position consistent with ABA standards. Continue reading

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Job Posting: Washburn University School of Law: Visiting Associate Professor

The Washburn University School of Law invites applications for the position of Visiting Associate Professor of Law (VAP) in its Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing (LARW) program. Washburn’s LARW program is staffed by four tenured or tenure-track professors specializing in legal writing pedagogy. The program is often ranked among the best legal writing programs in the nation by U.S. World and News Report.

This position is for a full-time nine-month visiting faculty member to teach first-year courses in our legal writing program during the 2017-2018 academic year, beginning in August 2017. The VAP will be expected to teach at least one section of LARW each semester in addition to one additional course each semester. Those additional courses may be in the upper-level curriculum and could include at least one upper-level writing course. However, the content of the additional courses would be decided based on the curricular needs of the institution and the VAP’s experience and interests. Continue reading

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Georgetown hiring visiting faculty (research and writing)

Georgetown University Law Center seeks to hire at least one and perhaps more than one full-time visiting faculty member to teach in its first-year legal research and writing program during the 2017-2018 academic year.  The visitor will teach two sections of approximately twenty-five to thirty first-year students.  Each section meets with the professor two hours per week.  Legal Research & Writing faculty at Georgetown also teach a two-hour weekly seminar with law fellows, who serve as teaching assistants for the first-year students.  In addition to teaching, professors are responsible for selecting their own texts, designing course materials, assigning student grades, and supervising law fellows. Continue reading

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Global Legal Skills Conference 2017

The GLS Conference is my favourite – I always learn a lot from my colleagues and return to work inspired and energised.

From the website:

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.

Your experience in Monterrey will allow you to learn and share cutting-edge information on global legal education and to meet experts and new friends from Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Qatar, Switzerland, Turkey, The United Kingdom, The United States and Venezuela.

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I’ll be there!

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