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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Profs and Lawyers . . . Talking

While much has been said about the gulf between the legal academy and the practicing bar, some law profs have joined together with the American Bar Association to promote an exchange of ideas between academics and practitioners.  For the second year, the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and Association of American Law Schools Criminal Justice Section will co-sponsor some programming at the ABA CJS conference in D.C., this year October 25-26.  Conference programming is being organized by several AALS Criminal Justice Section profs, including Laurent Sacharoff from the University of Arkansas, and Michael Mannheimer of Northern Kentucky University's Chase College of Law.  Laurent, Michael, and their collaborators have organized fascinating panels on issues including implicit bias in criminal justice, prosecution of foreign crimes in the U.S., and ineffective assistance of counsel in plea bargaining.  The preceding afternoon, the AALS Criminal Justice Section is hosting a workshop in a round table format.  This is a rare opportunity to have an in-depth conversation with both crim profs and practitioners.  I participated as a discussant last year and found it to be a great exchange.  This year's Call for Abstracts provided by Laurent and Michael is after the jump.  Deadline is August 15th.

Call for Abstracts

"On Oct. 25-26, 2012, the ABA and the American Association of Law Schools Criminal Justice Section will present a joint conference on criminal justice at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The first event of the conference, on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 25, is a workshop for scholarly papers relating to criminal justice.  All papers on criminal law, criminal procedure, or criminal justice topics are welcome.  Participants will present their work in a roundtable format, and abstracts or drafts will be shared among presenters and discussants in advance of the workshop. Workshop presenters must also attend the criminal justice panels on Friday, Oct. 26."

"This is an excellent opportunity for academics at any stage of their careers, or those who would like to transition to academia, to workshop pieces at an early stage of development or obtain feedback on more developed pieces.  Workshop presenters will be responsible for their own travel and hotel costs, and will be required to pay the conference registration fee. To apply to workshop a paper, please email an abstract of your paper of no more than 500 words to both Michael Mannheimer at m[email protected] and Laurent Sacharoff at [email protected] by Aug. 15, 2012.  Space is limited and presenters will be chosen by members of the organizing committee."

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The ABA reflects the practicing bar? You can't possibly be that out of touch.

Posted by: shg | Jun 20, 2012 5:09:05 PM

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