The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research plans to host a program called “Reimagining the Curriculum to Address Student Needs and Bench and Bar Demands” at the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting in New York City (January 6-10, 2016). Proposals for the panel are due by April 23, 2015. Please see the full Call for Proposals for more information.
“This panel will aim to cover topics stemming from changes in teaching loads and law-practice demands. Requiring the appellate brief assignment in the first year of law school has been a practice for decades. Challenging this requirement, panelists can explore whether 1) shorter motion briefs would better prepare students for their early years in litigation practice; 2) requiring transactional skills would be appropriate when so many of our soon-to-be graduates land in corporate practice; and 3) changes in traditional assignments comport with evolving ABA standards.”