Along with Kim Chanbonpin (John Marshall Law School) and a great planning committee, I’m co-chairing the tenth iteration of a workshop for junior legal academics and aspiring academics interested in meshing progressive social justice goals with academic interests and success. The Tenth Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop will be held at the University of Maryland on October 4-5 immediately the Society of American Law Teachers Teaching Conference. Having benefited immensely from this gathering in years past, it’s my privilege to help lead the organizing efforts this year.
Below is more information about the FDW, but anyone is free to contact me with questions.
Tenth Annual LatCrit-SALT
Junior Faculty Development Workshop
October 4-5, 2012
University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
LatCrit, Inc. and the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) are pleased to invite you to the Tenth Annual Junior Faculty Development Workshop (FDW), immediately preceding the SALT Teaching Conference. This annual workshop is designed for critical, progressive, and social justice oriented pre-tenure professors, including clinicians and legal writing professors, as well as those who may be contemplating a teaching career. However, we encourage more senior members of the profession to attend, share their experience, and serve as resources and mentors.
The FDW is designed to familiarize critical, progressive, and social justice oriented junior faculty with LatCrit and SALT principles and values and support them in the scholarship, teaching, and service aspects of professional success. In addition, the FDW seeks to foster scholarship in progressive, social justice, and critical outsider jurisprudence, including LatCrit theory, among new and junior faculty, students, and practitioners. Finally, the FDW aims to cultivate a community of scholars interested in the continuation of this and similar projects over the years.
Sessions at this year’s workshop will be focused on entering the academy, connecting critical theory and social justice lawyering in the classroom, developing a flourishing progressive scholarly agenda, and other topics especially relevant to academics interested in making social justice central to their teaching, scholarship, and activism. This year we will also be offering a limited number of opportunities for FDW attendees who are not yet in the academy or are seeking to move within the academy to present mock job talks. For more information on the mock job talks, please contact Jonathan Glater (jglater (at) law.uci.edu) or Christopher Hines (chines (at) niu.edu) or visit this web site. In addition, the community building dinner on Thursday night will feature an open mic event. For more information about the community dinner, contact Jaime Lee (jlee (at) ubalt.edu).
Registration for the FDW opens on August 15 and will be conducted in conjunction with registration for the SALT Teaching Conference. See http://www.saltlaw.org/events/view/160 for more details.