June 1-3, 2011
New York Law School, New York, NY
The Institute’s summer 2011 conference will feature plenary sessions on engagement and assessment by educational leaders, and more than 50 workshops exploring techniques for engaging and assessing law students across the curriculum. During the conference, participants will encounter new ideas about ways to engage students in and out of class, to involve students in a range of experiential and simulated learning exercises, and to help students gain knowledge, skills, and values. Consistent with the recommendations of Educating Lawyers and Best Practices for Legal Education, participants will also learn about techniques to engage students in self-assessment and reflection and to conduct multiple sustainable formative and summative assessments, including collaborative assessments. In addition, conference participants will have opportunities to meet and work with other creative law teachers who love working with students. By the end of the conference, participants will leave with concrete ideas and materials to bring back to their students, colleagues, and institutions.
This conference is for all law school teachers and administrators who seek to improve student learning and seek to enhance techniques for assessing student learning outcomes.
The conference opens with a welcoming reception for all participants on Wednesday evening, June 1. For each of the next two days, Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3, the conference will start with an opening plenary session, which will be followed by a series of simultaneous workshop sessions (five sessions on Thursday, four on Friday). Dinner, A Taste of NY, will be provided Thursday evening; continental breakfast and full lunch will be provided both Thursday and Friday. The conference ends at 3:00 p.m. on Friday.
Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Ground transportation to the TriBeCa area of Manhattan, where New York Law School is located, is easily arranged from any of the three main airports: JFK, LaGuardia, or Newark. A limited block of rooms has been reserved at:
Duane Street Hotel
130 Duane Street, NYC
Request the Institute for Law Teaching rate of $239/night
Guests must make reservations by April 30, 2011 to secure the group rate.
Other recommended accommodations within walking distance of the conference:
|Sheraton Tribeca |
370 Canal Street, NYC
Request the New York Law School rate of $259/night (limited availability)
|Tribeca Grand Hotel|
2 Avenue of the Americas, NYC 212.519.6600
Request "Institute for Law Teaching" rate of $270/night (limited availability)
|Club Quarters—Downtown |
52 William Street, NYC
Rates for NYLS or AALS affiliates are usually under $200/night, but availability can be VERY limited
There are many other hotel options available both within walking distance and by quick subway ride for those who wish to stay in other parts of the city. Please consult www.priceline.com, www.hotels.com, or www.quickbook.com for additional accommodations.
To register please click here.
Complete conference program can be downloaded here