Transactional Law Conferences
Emory University School of Law’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice hosts a biennial conference on the teaching of transactional law and skills.
2016 Conference—Method in the Madness: The Art and Science of Teaching Transactional Law and Skills
June 10-11, 2016
Emory University School of Law
Registration fee: $189
Registration is now open
Call for Proposals
We are accepting proposals immediately, but in no event later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. We welcome proposals on any subject of interest to current or potential teachers of transactional law and skills, focusing particularly on our overarching theme: “Method in the Madness: The Art and Science of Teaching Transactional Law and Skills.”
We hope to receive proposals about teaching: business/corporate law; contract drafting and other transactional drafting; deal skills (interviewing a client, conducting due diligence, negotiating, etc.); business and financial literacy; and ethics and professionalism.
We also welcome proposals about the interplay between teaching transactional law and skills and the ABA’s new experiential learning requirement (Standard 303(a)(3)). Moreover, with regard to the teaching of transactional law and skills, we would like to hear about your efforts to use technology in the classroom, create meaningful assessment tools, and conduct empirical studies. Please submit the proposal form electronically via the Emory Law website at http://bit.ly/trans-proposals before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
Each session will be approximately 80 minutes long. We invite you to present your topic individually or with a panel of other participants and we encourage you to make your presentation creative and interactive. We look forward to receiving your proposals so that we can finalize the Program.
As in prior years, some of the conference proceedings as well as the materials distributed by speakers will be published in Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, a publication of the Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law of The University of Tennessee.
Both attendees and presenters must register for the Conference and pay the registration fee of $189.00. The registration fee includes a pre-Conference lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m., snacks, and a reception on June 10, and breakfast, lunch, and snacks on June 11. We are planning an optional dinner for attendees and presenters on Friday evening, June 10, at an additional cost of $45 per person.
Registration is now open for the Conference and the optional Friday night dinner at our Emory Law website at http://bit.ly/trans-registration.
Travel Arrangments and Hotel Accomodations
Attendees and presenters are responsible for their own travel arrangements and hotel accommodations. Special hotel rates for conference participants are available at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, less than one mile from the conference site at Emory Law. Subject to availability, rates are $129 per night. Free shuttle transportation will be provided between the Emory Conference Center Hotel and Emory Law.
To make a reservation at the special conference rate, call the Emory Conference Center Hotel at 800.933.6679 and mention “The Emory Law Transactional Conference.” Note: The hotel’s special conference rate expires at the end of the day on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
If you encounter any technical difficulties in submitting your proposal or in registering online, please contact Kelli Pittman, Conference Coordinator, at email@example.com 404.727.3382.
We look forward to seeing you in June!
Educating the Transactional Lawyer of Tomorrow
June 6–7, 2014 at Emory Law
The conference was held at Emory Law, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 6, and ending at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 7.
Preparing the Transactional Lawyer: From Doctrine to Practice
November 4–5, 2012
The proceedings of the Conference as well as the materials distributed by speakers were recorded and published in Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, a publication of the Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law of The University of Tennessee.Steering Committee
- Carol D. Newman, Co-Chair, Emory University School of Law
- Sue A. Payne, Co-Chair, Emory University School of Law
- Susan Duncan, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
- Eric Gouvin, Western New England University School of Law
- George Kuney, The University of Tennessee College of Law
- Robert Rhee, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
- Bloomberg Law
- Practical Law Company
- Thomson Reuters
- Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, The University of Tennessee College of Law
- Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Publishers
Transactional Education: What's Next?
June 4–5, 2010
Conference Steering Committee
- Tina L. Stark, Chair, Emory University School of Law
- Danny Bogart, Chapman University School of Law
- Deborah Burand, University of Michigan Law School
- Joan MacLeod Heminway, The University of Tennessee College of Law
- Jeffrey Lipshaw, Suffolk University Law School
- Jane Scott, St. John's University School of Law
Teaching Drafting and Transactional Skills: The Basics and Beyond
First National Conference
This conference offered those who teach drafting and transactional skills the knowledge and tools they need to comprehensively train students who are studying these areas of law. The conference included sessions for beginning, experienced, and potential teachers of drafting and other transactional skills. Conference participants had the opportunity to learn new substantive material and to explore methods of teaching that material. Panels explored how to create contract drafting exercises, the impact of information technology on contract drafting, and how to teach transactional skills in clinics, in simulation courses, in first-year and upper-level doctrinal courses, and in first-year writing courses. In addition, panels covered the basics of contract drafting, due diligence, and third-party opinion letters. Finally, the conference offered those at the forefront of developing these new courses a forum in which to exchange ideas about teaching, and promoting the teaching of, transactional law and skills.
- J. Lyn Entrikin Goering, Washburn University School of Law
- George W. Kuney, University of Tennessee College of Law
- Richard K. Neumann Jr., Hofstra University School of Law
- Sue Payne, Northwestern University School of Law
- Lisa Penland, Drake University Law School
- Anne M. Rector, Emory University School of Law
- Conference Chair: Tina L. Stark, Emory University School of Law
Emory Law thanks Aspen Publishing and LexisNexis® for serving as sponsors of this conference.