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LWI One-Day Conference December, 5th 2014


Preparing Practice-Ready Students: What Every Legal Writer Needs to Know Before Putting Pen to Paper

Charlotte School of Law will host an LWI One Day Workshop on Friday, December 5, 2014. This event is open to Faculty and Practitioners. You may register for this conference at


*The ACC Football Conference will be held in Charlotte the weekend of December 5th. Please book hotels ASAP as many hotels may sell out.

The Hilton Charlotte Center City

222 E 3rd St, Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 377-1500

Rooms available at $179 per night. Use this link to book online:


The Holiday Inn Charlotte-Center City

230 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 335-5400

Rooms available at a nightly rate of $115 ($132.54 with tax).  Contact Jen Ghera at 704-335-5400, ext. 305 and mention Charlotte School of Law.


For more lodging, hotel and transportation info for the Charlotte area go to





Parking is located in the garage behind Charlotte Plaza and is managed by Standard Parking. Entrances and exits are found on both 3rd and 4th streets. Elevators provide easy access to the building and Overstreet Mall from Levels 3 and 6 of the parking garage. Use Level 6 in the parking elevator to access the Mall Entrance of the building where the information desk and elevators to the upper floors of the building are located. Additional parking can be found at



Please check-in at the Charlotte School of Law Welcome Center located on the 2nd floor (Mall Entrance) of the Charlotte Plaza Building at 201 S. College St., Charlotte, NC 28244. An escort will lead you to the event location.



8:45 – 9:25                  Breakfast sponsored by BNA

9:30 – 11:00                First Things First: How to Build Foundational Pre-Writing
                                    Lessons Into Your Legal Writing Class

                                    Laura Graham, Wake Forest University School of Law

                                    Keynote Speaker


11:00 – 11:15              Break


11:20 – 12:20              Categories and Conventions: Teaching Students to Critically Assess Boundaries

                                    Lucy Jewel, University of Tennessee College of Law

                                    Alexa Chew, University of North Carolina School of Law


12:20 – 1:20                Lunch sponsored by Lexis


1:25 – 1:55                  Tour of Charlotte School of Law


2:00 – 2:30                  Cultural Exchange: Teaching Pre-Writing Skills to International Law Students

                                     Anne Burr, University of Michigan Law School


2:35 – 3:35                  Think, Talk, Listen, Learn: Using Oral Exercises to Teach Case Analysis and                                                         Writing Fundamentals

                                    Suzanne Rabe, The University of Arizona James E. Rogers School of Law


                                    Use of Oral Presentations and Client Interviews to Help Reach a Variety of                                                             Learners in a Legal Writing Class

                                    O.J. Salinas, University of North Carolina School of Law


3:40 – 4:10                  Closing Remarks

                                    Mandana Vidwan & Heather Davis, Charlotte School of Law


Please contact Mandana Vidwan at with questions.