Schedule Overview

Schedule Overview

*Subject to change. This is just an overview of the conference schedule. Please click on the “Program” tab for names of presenters and titles of presentations.

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. 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. | Opening Plenary Session

Noon | Lunch

1-2:15 p.m. | Session 2 Panels

2:15-2:45 p.m. | Networking Break

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

4-5:15 p.m. | Session 4 Panels & Roundtable

5:15-6:45 p.m. | Opening Reception (at the law school)


Tuesday, December 11, 2008


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

10:15-10:45 a.m. | Networking Break

10:45-Noon | Session 6 Panels

Noon-1 p.m. | Lunch

1-2:15 p.m. | Session 7 Panels

2:15-2:45 p.m. | Networking Break

2:45-4 p.m. | Session 8 Panels

4-5 p.m. | Business Meetings

  • Australian Law Professors
  • Legal Writing Institute Global Legal Skills Committee and New Member Committee
  • Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers

Evening free

5:30 p.m. | LWI New Member Committee No-Host Happy Hour

The Last Jar
616 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000
(About a six-minute walk from the law school)


Wednesday, December 12, 2018


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

10:15-10:45 a.m. | Networking Break

10:45-Noon | Session 10 Panels

Noon-1 p.m. | Lunch

1-2:15 p.m. | Session 11 Panels

2:15-2:45 p.m. | Networking Break

2:45-4 p.m. | Session 12 Panels

4:15-4:45 p.m. | Closing Plenary and Preview of GLS-14 in Phoenix, Arizona

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.

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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.