Professors Deborah Gordon, Emily Zimmerman and Liz Kukura
May 29, 2019
Three members of the faculty and a ‘19 graduate are presenting at the Association of Legal Writing Directors 2019 Biennial Conference, held May 29 to 31 at Suffolk University Law School.
The theme of the biennial conference is “A Time for Transformative Leadership: Teaching and Learning.”
Professor Elizabeth Kukura is presenting “Oops! How to Construct a Lesson on Counseling Clients about Lawyer Mistakes,” a program that lays out a lesson in which students grapple with notifying a client about a missed deadline, the default and the lawyer’s efforts to remedy the situation. The presentation builds on a problem taught in Kukura’s Legal Methods class, which is designed to help students anticipate and satisfy client needs while adhering to ethical obligations and understanding effective email communication.
Professors Deborah Gordon and Emily Zimmerman join ‘19 alumna Kaitlin O’Donnell to lead a presentation on “Law Student Scholarship and Professional Development.” The presentation draws from Gordon’s “Law, Language, and Literature” seminar, designed to expose students to diverse forms of scholarship and requires them to participate in workshops where they defend and revise their own work. Gordon serves as faculty adviser to the Drexel Law Review, for which O’Donnell served as editor-in-chief. Zimmerman’s extensive writing on student motivation and pedagogy includes a newly drafted article, “Re-envisioning Law Student Scholarship,” which explores ways to make the scholarship process a more meaningful part of a student’s professional development.