June 23-26, 2005

The Westin Grand Hotel
Washington, DC

Why Attend?

The twenty-third annual Workshop for New Law Teachers is designed to offer new law teachers ideas about teaching techniques and scholarly development and to enable them to share excitement, experiences and concerns about entering the academic world. The workshop provides an opportunity to discuss the expectations that students and colleagues may have about new teachers, and the most effective means for achieving professional success in the first few years of teaching. It will focus on issues of teaching and scholarship, as well as institutional and individual concerns of new law teachers.

Planning Committee for the AALS Workshop for New Law Teachers and Beginning Legal Writing Teachers

  • R. Lawrence Dessem, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Jo Anne Durako, Stetson University
  • Alice Gresham, Howard University, Chair
  • Steven H. Hobbs, The University of Alabama
  • Daniel P. Tokaji, The Ohio State University

The Workshop for Beginning Legal Writing Teachers is designed to offer new law faculty an introduction to the teaching of legal writing. The workshop will address the basic tasks of the teacher of legal writing: designing problems, classroom teaching, critiquing written work by students, and conducting effective legal writing conferences with students.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop should be of interest to newly appointed faculty members, including teachers with up to two years of teaching experience.

The Workshop for Beginning Legal Writing Teachers should be of interest to new teachers of legal writing and to all new teachers whose responsibilities include some teaching of legal writing.

When are These Workshops?

The Workshop for New Law Teachers will begin on Thursday, June 23, with registrants meeting in small group discussions at 5:00 p.m., followed by a reception and dinner and two days of plenary sessions and small group discussions. It is strongly encouraged that registrants plan to attend the first small group discussions on Thursday evening. The workshop will conclude at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. The Thursday dinner speaker is Nancy Rogers, Dean, The Ohio State University. Friday’s luncheon speaker is Kurt L. Schmoke, Dean, Howard University. AALS Sections on Minority Groups and Women in Legal Education will host continental breakfasts, and AALS Sections on Clinical Legal Education and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues will host informal evening gatherings.

The Workshop for Beginning Legal Writing Teachers will begin on Saturday, June 25, with small group discussions at 5:00 p.m. followed by a reception, and one day of plenary sessions and small group discussions. The workshop will conclude at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26.

Where are These Workshops?

The workshop’s sessions and sleeping accommodations will be in Washington, DC, at the Westin Grand Hotel. The room rate is $175.00 for single or double occupancy. This rate is subject to a 14.5% sales tax. See page 11 for more reservation and hotel information. The cut-off date for making a room reservation is June 2, 2005.

Airline Discounts

AALS has secured special discount agreements with both United Airlines and US Airways. Reservations can be made by you or your professional travel consultant.

United Airlines offers a 10% off the unrestricted mid-week coach fare or 5% discount off the lowest applicable fare to all attendees or AALS. An additional 5% discount will apply when tickets are purchased at least 30 days in advance of departure. Discounts apply on domestic segments of all United Airlines, United Express and United code share flights (UA*) operated by US Airways, US Airways Express and Air Canada. Call United’s Meeting Desk toll free at 1(800) 521-4041 and refer to the Meeting ID Number 598BS (seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. EST.) Mileage Plus members receive full credit for all miles flown to this meeting.

US Airways offers 5% off Envoy Class and any published promotional round trip fare. A 10% discount off unrestricted coach fares will apply with seven day advance reservations and ticketing required. Plan ahead and receive an additional 5% discount when ticketing 60 days in advance of departure. US Airways will also offer exclusive negotiated rates for those unable to meet restrictions of promotional round trip fares (continental US travel only). Rules and restrictions apply; not combinable with other discounts or promotions. Additional restrictions may apply on international travel. Call US Airways toll free at (877) 874 - 7687 and refer to Gold File Number 35633102 (seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. EST).

Local Transportation

Union Station is three miles from the Hotel; taxi fare is approximately $10.00; add $1.00 during rush hour (7:00 - 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.). Union Station services both Amtrak and Metro (Washington, DC’s subway system). On Metro, take the Red Line from Union Station three stops to Metro Center, switching to either Orange or Blue Lines to Foggy Bottom Metro Station.

Washington National Airport is located six miles from the Hotel; taxi fare is approximately $20.00 one way; add $1.00 during rush hour (use a non-metered D.C. cab). To ride the Metro (Washington, DC’s subway system) to the Hotel, take the Blue Line to Foggy Bottom Metro Station.

Dulles International Airport is 27 miles from the Hotel; taxi fare is approximately $65.00 each way (use metered cab). Super Shuttle provides door to door service (with other stops) to the Hotel for $22.00 each way. Go to the Ground Transportation desk in the baggage claim area to purchase a ticket. You can then proceed to the Super Shuttle boarding area located on the lower level, outside at curb 1D or 1F. Twenty-four hour advance reservation is required for the return to the airport. Call (800) 258-3826 for reservations and information or www.supershuttle.com for online reservations.

Baltimore - Washington International Airport (BWI) is approximately 50 minutes in non - rush hour from the Hotel. Taxi fare from BWI is approximately $75.00. Super Shuttle provides door to door service (with other stops) to the hotel for a fare of $30.00 each way. Go to lower level and follow signs to the Ground Transportation desk located between carousels six and seven. Twenty-four hour advance reservation is required for the return to the airport. Call (800) 258 - 3826 for reservations and information or www.supershuttle.com for online reservations. The MARC Train runs round trips from BWI to Union Station in Washington, DC from Monday through Friday. Go to the Amtrak MARC shuttle stop on the lower level ground transportation area outside of baggage claim. Shuttles to the train stop depart every 15 minutes. You may purchase your ticket at the station. One-way fare is $5.00, round-trip $8.75; Visa and MasterCard accepted. The trip to Union Station will take approximately 38 minutes. Call (800) 325-7245 (Penn Line information) for additional information.

Child Care

Child care can be arranged through the hotel concierge. Neither the hotel nor AALS recommends these services but provides this information for your reference.