Fed Courts Workshop for Junior Scholars – Washington, DC

American University Washington College of Law is hosting a workshop for junior federal courts faculty on April 4, 2008. Details after the jump.

The workshop will consist of four panels: Junior faculty will present their works-in-progress at two panels, one panel will discuss the intellectual place of federal courts in the legal academy, and one panel will discuss issues of interest to new teachers of federal courts (such as casebook selection, coverage choices, and pedagogy).

Each panel will consist of 4-5 junior faculty and one senior scholar who will serve as a moderator. Professors Janet Alexander (Stanford Law School), Richard Fallon (Harvard Law School), and James Pfander (Northwestern Law School) have confirmed that they will participate as panel moderators, and Professor Judith Resnik (Yale Law School) has
tentatively agreed to do so.

If you would like to attend the workshop, please send an e-mail to Sharon Wolfe at swolfe|at|wcl.american.edu by January 31, 2008.

If you would like to present a work-in-progress, please send an e-mail to Steve Vladeck at svladeck|at|wcl.american.edu by January 1, 2008, with a copy of your abstract. If you would like to serve on either the panel on teaching or the panel discussing the intellectual place of federal courts in the academy, please send an e-mail to Amanda Frost (currently visiting at Harvard) at afrost|at|wcl.american.edu by January 1, 2008, stating which panel you would be interested in, and briefly explaining the topics you would address if you were to serve as a panelist.