Category Archives: Legal Research & Writing

Legal Rhetoric – DC

American University’s Washington College of Law presents “How Legal Rhetoric Shapes the Law” on Friday, November 2. James Boyd White will deliver the keynote address.

The conference is free; register here. For more information, contact Teresa Godwin Phelps.


Rhetoric – Eugene

The University of Oregon hosts “The Promise of Reason: The New Rhetoric After 50 Years,” May 17-20, 2008, in Eugene.

Chaim Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca published La Nouvelle Rhétorique: Traité de l’Argumentation in 1958, a work that has since come to represent the revival of rhetoric and its reintegration with philosophy in the twentieth century. The influence of this work is felt in rhetoric, philosophy, jurisprudence, communication studies, critical theory, and the newer disciplines of argumentation and informal reasoning.

The deadline for paper proposals is Sept. 21, 2007.

Rhetoric – Seattle

The Rhetoric Society of America holds its 13th Biennial Conference, May 23-26, 2008, Seattle, Washington. The conference theme is: The Responsibilities of Rhetoric.

Proposals for sessions and individual presentations are due by September 15, 2007.

Law Via the Internet – Montreal

LexUM, the University of Montreal’s legal informatics laboratory, will host the 8th International Conference Law Via The Internet – Access to Law and the New Web Reality. The event will take place at the Marriott Château Champlain in Montreal (Canada) and will be preceded by the Annual Meeting of the Legal Information Institutes (LIIs).” October 25-26, 2007.

Global Legal Skills – Monterrey, Mexico

Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey hosts Global Legal Skills Conference III, Feb. 28-March 1, 2008.

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Legal Writing Institute – Indianapolis

The 13th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute will be July 14-17, 2008, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis.

Human Rights Research – Maastricht

The Maastricht Centre for Human Rights, based at the Faculty of Law of the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands), is organizing an academic conference on Methods of Human Rights Research on November 23-24, 2007.