Program

GLS-13 Conference 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] TBA

[2B] TBA

[2C] [1] Why law student writing is like the weather: plenty to complain about, but what can we do about it? Sandra Noakes, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wollongong and Lecturer and First Year Advisor in Law at Western Sydney University School of Law. [2] TBA

[2D] TBA

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

[3A] [1] International legal education in Latin America: a tool for epistemological decolonization? Fabia Veçoso, Melbourne Law School [2] TBA

[3B] TBA

[3C] TBA

[3D] TBA

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

[4A] The Next General of Legal Skills Education. Moderator: Prof. Gerardo Puertas (Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey, Mexico). [1] Brain Training for Academic Success. Dean Darby Dickerson (The John Marshall Law School, Chicago USA). [2] TBA

[4B] TBA

[4C] TBA

[4D] Roundtable on Scholarship and Publishing. Prof. Michelle A. Falkoff (Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago USA)

5:00 to 6:30 p.m. | Opening Reception

Tuesday, December 11, 2008


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

[5A] TBA

[5B] TBA

[5C] TBA

[5D] [1] 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). [2] 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] TBA

[7B] TBA

[7C] TBA

[7D] TBA

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

[8A] TBA

[8B] TBA

[8C] TBA

[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] TBA

[9B] TBA

[9C] TBA

[9D] TBA

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

[10A] TBA

[10B] TBA

[10C] TBA

[10D] TBA

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, USA). [2] TBA

[11B] [1]Respect for Cultural Diversity in Classrooms and the Significance of Unbiased Observers, (Ms.) Masako Takasaki, Chuo University, Japan [2] TBA

[11C] TBA

[11D] TBA

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

[12A] TBA

[12B] TBA

[12C] TBA

[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.