Program

GLS-13 Conference Detailed Program with Speakers.


Sunday, December 9, 2018


Pre-Conference afternoon small-group walking tours of Melbourne for conference participants and accompanying family and friends. The tours will focus on the central business district (CBD) and will include the arcadea, graffiti laneways, and some interesting architecture. The tours will finish with a walk along the Yarra River and a stop at a place with some live music.  The walking tour is free, but participants should register in advance so that we will have a sufficient number of guides.


Monday, December 10, 2018


9 a.m. | Conference Registration Opens
10 a.m. | Welcome to Country and Opening Plenary Session
Noon | Lunch
1-2:15 p.m. | Session 2 Panels

[2A] [1] Helping Students Develop Cultural Competence: Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind. Prof. Laurel Oates and Prof. Mimi Samuel (Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington, United States. [2] Helping Culturally-Diverse Law Students Conquer the Imposter Syndrome. Prof. Lynn Su (New York Law School, New York, United States. [3] TBA

[2B] [1] Why Law Student Writing is Like the Weather: Plenty to Complain About, But What Can We Do About It? Sandra Noakes, (University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University School of Law). [2] Helping International LL.M. Students Find Their Voice: Navigating the Alphabet Soup of IRAC and CREAC One Letter at a Time, Prof. Carrie W. Teitcher (Brooklyn Law School, New York, United States). [3] TBA

[2C] [1] Local Work Experience for International Students: Designing Learning Opportunities that Bring the Global Local. Prof. Justine Block (Melbourne Law School, Australia). [2] Preparing Students for Transnational Externships. Prof. Jodi S. Balsam (Brooklyn Law School, New York, United States) and Prof. Melissa J. Deehring (Qatar University College of Law, Doha, Qatar). [3] Preparing Students for “Professional Meetings.”  Prof. Tracye Edwards and Prof. Reena E. Parambath (both of the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States).

[2D] [1] Universal Best Practices in Legislative Drafting. Prof. David Romantz (University of Memphis Law School, Tennessee, United States). [2] TBA [3] TBA

2:15-2:45 p.m. | Networking Break
2:45-4 p.m. | Session 3 Panels

[3A] A Global Snapshot of Global Legal Skills Education. [1] International Legal Education in Latin America: A Tool for Epistemological Decolonization? Fabia F. Carvalho Veçoso (Melbourne Law School, Australia). [2] Global Legal Skills Education in the European Academy of Legal Theory. Mag. Jürgen Busch (European Academy of Legal Theory, Brussels and Frankfurt/Main, and Part-Time Reader at the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna, Austria) [3] Educating the Global Lawyer. Dr. Melissa Castan (Monash University Faculty of Law, Australia).

[3B] [1] Interpolating Designated ‘Upskilling’ Legal Writing Programs into Crowded Law School Curricula. Prof. Marilyn Pittard, Monash University Faculty of Law, Australia [2] Thinking Outside the Box: Creative Ways to Teach Legal Skills. Prof. Cynthia M. Adams and Prof. Deborah B. McGregor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.

[3C] Brain Training for Academic Success. Dean Darby Dickerson (The John Marshall Law School-Chicago, United States). [2] Using Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Inform Law Skills Coaching for Indigenous Australian Students. Prof. Bree Williams (Melbourne Law School, Australia). [3] Legal Industry Framework for Training and Education (“LIFTED”) initiative by the Singapore Academy of Law: A Holistic Approach to Evolving Competence in the Legal Profession-Industry. Ms. Anita Parkash (Director, Legal Education Cluster, Singapore Academy of Law, Singapore).

[3D] [1] Common Teaching Mistakes. Prof. Conrad Sturm (Qatar University College of Law, Qatar). [2] Avoiding Implicit Bias and Sterotyping: Teaching the Ethics of Fact Characterization to International Students. Prof. Christine Venter (Notre Dame Law School, Indiana, United States). [3] Is Plagiarism Always Plagiarism? It Depends. Prof. Brooke Bowman (Stetson University College of Law, Florida, United States).

4-5 p.m. | Session 4 Panels & Roundtables

[4A]  [1] Negotiation as Persuasion: Techniques for Motivating Your “Audience” in Negotiations. Prof. Lurene Contento, The John Marshall Law School and Prof. Kimberly Y.W. Holst (Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law). [2]
[4B] “Free, Only in Battle”: Legal Skills, Philanthropy, and Aboriginal Sovereigities in the Kimberley. Judy Harrison, Senior Lecturer, ANU College of Law, Australia and Sarouche Razi, Principal Solicitor, Westjustice, West Melbourne, Australia.

[4C] [1]  Law and Technological Change: Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and New Challenges for Legal Teaching. Prof. Marina Feferbaum (Pontifica Universidade Catolica de Sao Paolo, Brazil). [2] The Impact of Technology in Legal Services. Tatiana Caldas-Löttiger (Legal Counsel, Legal Nordics, SE G&A Legal Nordic, Stockholm, Sweden). [3] Audio-Recording: Techniques for Annotating Student Writing, Oral Argument Feedback, Effective Conferencing, and Beyond. Prof. Aaron Richard Harmon (Qatar University College of Law, Doha, Qatar).

[4D] [1] Where Do I Begin? Laying the Foundation for Studying Law in Another Country. Prof. Lisa Black (California Western School of Law, United States). [2] Meeting Students Where the Are: A Practical and Process-Based Approach to Teaching Foreign-Trained and International Students. Prof. Margaret Vath (Georgia State University College of Law, United States). [3] TBA

5:00 to 6:30 p.m. | Opening Reception

Tuesday, December 11, 2008


9-10:15 a.m. | Session 5 Panels

[5A] Legal Writing on a Clean Slate: Creating a Legal Research and Writing Curriculum for Bhutan’s First Law School. Prof. Judy Stark (Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law, Bhutan); Prof. David W. Austin (California Western School of Law and Fulbright Specialist, Bhutan).

[5B] [1] Reversed, Remanded, Affirmed: The Challenges of Reading Cases for English Language Learners. Gopal Balachandran (Penn State Law, Pennsylvania State University), and Bryan Buschner (Department of Applied Linguistics, Pennsylvania State University, United States). [2] Development of Case-Reading in Praxis: Understanding pre-LL.M. Students’ Interpretation of Cases Through Legal, Cultural, and Language-Rich Points. Prof. Lindsay Kurtz (Peking University School of Transnational Law, China). [3] Found in Translation: Giving Students Tools to Communicate in “Foreign” Settings. Prof. Maria Termini (Brooklyn Law School, New York, United States).

[5C] [1] Teaching, Learning, and Researching: Practical Skills in Client Interviewing. Wilson Chow (University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law) [2] TBA [3] TBA

[5D] Roundtable on Scholarship and Publishing. Prof. Michelle A. Falkoff (Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago USA) [and other speakers TBA]

10:15-10:45 a.m. | Networking Break
10:45-Noon | Session 6

Plenary Session: An Introduction to Australian Law and the Australian Legal System

Noon-1 p.m. | Lunch
1-2:15 p.m. | Session 7 Panels

[7A] Giving Feedback on Legal Skills Performance. Prof. Joel Lee (National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, Singapore); Prof. Nancy Schultz (Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Orange, California, USA); Prof. Larry Teply (Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, USA); and Johanne Thompson (Senior Lecturer in Law, Kent Law School, University of Kent, United Kingdom).

[7B] [1] Advocacy – Art or Science? Mechanistic or Visceral? Implications for Advocacy Training in a Global Context. Ben Battcock (Australia National University College of Law, School of Legal Practice, National Convener Off-Campus Legal Skills Courses, and Barrister, Middle Temple, London). [2] Self-Directed Learning. Prof. Ankur Gupta (School of Business at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore). [3] TBA

[7C] [1] Tips for Teaching International LL.M. and Exchange Students: Being Mindful of Common Cultural and Communication Concerns. Prof. Jonathan Gordon (Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Ohio, United States). [2] Exploring Diversity and Discrimination: An Experiential, Interdisciplinary Approach. Prof. Abigail Perdue (Wake Forest University School of Law, North Carolina, United States). [3] TBA

[7D] Roundtable on Clinical Legal Education. Prof. Debra Stark, The John Marshall Law School-Chicago, United States, and other participants.

2:15-2:45 p.m. | Networking Break
2:45-4 p.m. | Session 8 Panels & Roundtables

[8A] The Role of Comparative Legal Skills in the 21st Century: Global Perspectives. Cornelia Koch (Adelaide Law School, Australia), Jessica Viven-Wilksch (Adelaide Law School, Australia), Greg Taylor (Adelaide Law School and the Phillipps-Universitaet, Marburg, Germany), David Plater (Adelaide Law School, Australia nad the South Australian Law Reform Institute), and Vito Breda (University of Southern Queensland School of Law and Justice, the University of Bilbao, Spain, and the University of Brescia, Italy).

[8B] [1] Legal Research: The Most Important Global Legal Skill? Helene Davidtsz (University of Pretoria Law Clinic, South Africa). [2] Supporting International Higher Degree Research Students. Prof. Anna Olijnyk (Adelaide Law School, Australia). [3] TBA

[8C] [1] Introducing Foreign LL.M. Students to U.S. Law: A Narrative Approach. Prof. Gabrielle Marks Stafford and Prof. Todd M. Stafford (both of the University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado, USA). [2] Uninitiated Legal Writing: Guiding the Legal Research and Writing Assessments of Graduate Students from Other Disciplines and Jurisdictions. Alice Palmer (Senior Fellow, Melbourne Law Masters). [3] Assessing the Non-Native English Speaker: Recognizing and Reducing Grading Bias. Prof. Kathryn S. Campbell (Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California, United States), and Prof. Kathryn L. Mercer (Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, United States).

[8D] Roundtable on Creating Appropriate Legal Research and Writing Problems and Materials. Prof. Diane Penneys Edelman (Villanova University School of Law, Pennsylvania USA); Prof. Richard S. Risman (Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York, United States); Prof. John Thornton (Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

4-5 p.m. | Business Meetings and Networking
  • Global Legal Skills 14 Planning Meeting for December 2019 at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, USA. Professors Kim Holst and Charles Calleros.
  • Legal Writing Institute Global Legal Skills Committee
  • Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers. Dean Darby Dickerson and Prof. Mark E. Wojcik
Evening free

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


9-10:15 a.m. | Session 9 Panels

[9A] [1] Two Models of Teaching Law to Common-Law Lawyers, Civil Lawyers, and Non-Lawyers from Across the World. Prof. Wayne Jocic (Melbourne Law School, Australia). [2] Teaching Administrative Law to Non-Law Students: A Challenging, Sharing Education Model. Avv. Prof. Antonino Longo (Universita degli Studi di Catania, and Floresta Longo e Associati, Catania, Sicily, Italy), Avv. Enrico Canzioneri (Floresta Longo e Associati, Catania, Sicily, Italy), and Pietro Campolo (Universita degli Studi de Catania, Sicily, Italy).

[9B] [1] Legal APPtitute: Introducing Students to App Creation to Solve Legal Problems. Prof. Liam Elphick (The University of Western Australia School of Law, Perth, Australia) and Prof. Kate Offer (The University of Western Australia School of Law, Perth, Australia) [2] The Universal Visual Language. Prof. Michael Murray (University of Massachusetts School of Law, United States). [3] TBA

[9C] [1] Using Role-Play to Teach Mediation in Law Schools. Prof. Bee Chen Goh, Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice, Australia [2] TBA [3] TBA

[9D] TBA

10:15-10:45 a.m. | Networking Break
10:45-Noon | Session 10 Panels

[10A] [1]  Connecting Common Law and Civil Law Students through the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Briefs as a Model for a Seminar on International Brief-Writing, Prof. Charles R. Calleros, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Phoenix, Arizona. [2] Using the Model Clauses for the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Law as a Teaching Tool in the Course on Transnational Commercial Law. Prof. Henry Deeb Gabriel (Elon University School of Law and Visiting Professor, Victoria University, Melbourne). [3] Teaching Legal Argumentation with International Trade Law Cases and Provisions. Dr. Amrita Bahri, Assistant Professor of Law, ITAM University, Mexic0

[10B] [1] The Practice of Writing: The Use of Writing in Hiring and Promotion in American Law Firms. Prof. Maureen B. Collins (The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, United States) and Antony J. McShane (Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, Chicago, Illinois, United States) [2]

[10C] [1] TBA

[10D] Rountable on Student Services: Providing Academic, Curricular, Career, and Language Support to LL.M. Students. Adi Altshuler (Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, United States), Nell Novara (Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, United States)

Noon-1 p.m. | Lunch
1-2:15 p.m. | Session 11 Panels

[11A] Law Practice. [1] Professional Identity and the Law: An International View. Prof. Deborah L. Borman (University of Arkansas Little Rock Bowen School of Law, United States). [2] TBA

[11B] [1]Respect for Cultural Diversity in Classrooms and the Significance of Unbiased Observers, (Ms.) Masako Takasaki, Chuo University, Tokyo Japan [2] Promoting Cultural Competency and Cultural Awareness through Legal Writing Problems. Prof. Sha-Shana N.L. Crichton, Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C., United States [3] Crossing Borders: Insights From an International and Interdisciplinary Sabbatical Year. Prof. Iselin M. Gambert, The George Washington Univeristy Law School, Washington, D.C.

[11C] Untangling Fear in Lawyering: Gleaning Lessons from Other Professions. Heidi K. Brown, Brooklyn Law School, New York, United States [2] TBA

[11D] TBA

2:15-2:45 p.m. | Networking Break
2:45-4 p.m. | Session 12 Panels & Roundtables

[12A] [1] TBA, Prof. Trilby Robinson-Dorn, University of California at Irvine School of Law, United States [2] TBA, [3] TBA

[12B] [1] TBA [2] Has the Law Been Blind to Graphics? No Longer! But How Do Teach What Isn’t (Really) There Yet? Prof. Camila Baasch-Anderson (The University of Western Australia School of Law, Perth, Australia). [3]

[12C] [1] Conducting Comparative Studies on Chinese Law: Some Methodological Issues. Prof. Liu Qiao (TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland, Australia). [2] Legal Education in China. Liu Yue, Wang Chumei, and Zhou Junchi, Peking University School of Transnational Law, Shenzhen, China

[12D] Roundtable on International Legal Exchange Programs (Including Starting Programs with Law Schools in Australia)

4-5 p.m. | Closing Plenary
5 p.m. | Social at the Victoria Night Market (music, food, and crafts)

Thursday, December 13, 2018


Cultural excursion. Limited tickets, with first preference to conference attendees. More information will be available as we get closer to the conference.

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.