LINGUIST List 24.3845

Tue Oct 01 2013

Calls: English, Applied Linguistics, Forensic Linguistics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 30-Sep-2013
From: Alissa Hartig <>
Subject: Global Legal Skills 9
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Full Title: Global Legal Skills 9 Short Title: GLS-9
Date: 21-May-2014 - 23-May-2014 Location: Verona, Italy Contact Person: Mark Wojcik
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 13-Jan-2014

Meeting Description:

Global Legal Skills Conference
Verona, Italy
May 21-23, 2014

The Global Legal Skills Conference is moving to Europe! The Conference started in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it has been held three times. It has also traveled to Mexico (twice), Costa Rica (twice), and to Georgetown University Law Center.

The next conference (GLS-9) will be held at the University of Verona Faculty of Law in Verona, Italy. The conference will begin in the late afternoon of Wednesday, May 21 and continue through Friday, May 23, 2014.After the conference there will also be an organized optional excursion on Saturday, May 24, 2014 to the city of Vicenza.

Global Legal Skills is a conference focusing on pedagogy for training international legal practitioners and includes presentations on experiential learning, distance education, comparative law, international law, course design and materials, teaching methods, and opportunities for teaching abroad and in the United States. The conference audience will include legal writing professionals, international and comparative law professors, clinical professors and others involved in skills education, law school administrators, law librarians, and ESL/EFL professors and scholars. Also attending will be faculty members teaching general law subjects with a transnational or international component. Attendees have also included judges, lawyers, court translators and others involved in international and transnational law. Attendees come from around the world and as many as 35 countries have been represented in past conferences. As the 2014 conference will be in Italy, we anticipate a fair number of attendees from E.U. Countries.

GLS-9 will have a relaxed schedule to enhance professional networking opportunities and development. In addition to the excellent opportunities for networking and professional development, the conference schedule will allow for attendees to take in the historical sites and flavor of Verona, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy famous for the love story of Romeo and Juliette. Located in northern Italy, there is a major airport as well as convenient train transportation to Milan, Florence, Rome, Vicenza, and Venice. Other trains can take to you Innsbruck and Munich. You can plan your trip to arrive in one city and depart from somewhere else in Europe.

This is a self-funded academic conference, and as in past years, presenters will be asked to pay the registration fee of $195.00. Ticketed events for family members will also be available, in case your family refuses to let you go to Italy without them.

We are arranging special discount rates at several different hotels in Verona.

Call for Proposals:

This message invites proposals for presentations. Proposals should be for a 25-minute presentation (for one or two people) or a group panel presentation (no more than four panelists) of one hour.

Please submit a proposal on any aspect of Global Legal Skills, including experiential learning, distance education, comparative law, international law, course design and materials, teaching methods, and opportunities for teaching abroad and in the United States.

You may submit more than one proposal but because of high demand for speaking slots you will only be allowed to speak on one panel. If more than one proposal is selected for presentation the program committee will contact you on how to proceed.

Please send program proposals to Please include “GLS-9 Proposal” in the subject line. Then, set out the title of your presentation, the format you would prefer (25-minutes or 1 hour), the names and institutional affiliations of co-presenters, a brief summary of your presentation, and the target audience.

The first deadline for submitting a proposal is January 13, 2014. Earlier submissions are encouraged. The program committee will notify presenters of acceptance no later than January 31, 2014 so that you can make appropriate travel and hotel arrangements.

Prof. Mark Wojcik, Chair, Global Legal Skills Conference
Prof. Lurene Contento, Co-Chair GLS-9 Program Committee
The John Marshall Law School

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