CFP: 7th Biennial Conference on the Teaching of Transactional Law & Skills – Atlanta, GA

Emory University

Emory’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice will host its seventh biennial conference on the teaching of transactional law and skills on June 5-6, 2020. The conference theme is “Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight: Transactional Law and Skills Education in the 2020s”.

Come together with your colleagues and friends in Atlanta to reflect upon transactional law and skills education and ponder the answers to three vital questions:

  • Where have we been?
  • What have we learned?
  • Where are we going?


We welcome you to present on any aspect of transactional law and skills education as long as you view it through the lens of our theme. For example, if you present about a course, curriculum, or program, tell us how it’s worked, what you’ve learned, and how you envision it evolving over time. Alternatively, you may want to focus on just one of the three questions. For example, if you present a “Try-This” session, you may want to examine what you have learned from teaching the exercise a number of times – and even from preparing to teach it to your colleagues.

We also welcome proposals that address the big picture. Maybe you have a scheme to address the legal education system’s tendency to value litigation skills training above transactional skills training. Perhaps you have experience moving a law school faculty and administration to give transactional law and skills education the attention it deserves. Or maybe you believe that riding the wave of the future means teaching students particular topics or skills – such as how to be a leader or how to use technology.

Proposals are due by 5pm on Friday, March 20, 2020.

More information, including the full call and registration details, is available on the website.

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Library Technology Specialist, West Virginia University College of Law