Faculty Professional Development Schedule 2013-2014 Academic Year

Unless otherwise indicated, all sessions will meet in Room 327 from 12:10-1 p.m. For more information about the faculty professional development programs contact Professor Rory Bahadur.

September 2013

October 2013

  • Friday, 10/4: Professors Craig Martin and Emily Grant, Washburn University School of Law
    "The Nuts & Bolts of Class Prep: A Comparative Perspective"
  • Friday, 10/18: Professor Freddy Sourgens, Washburn University School of Law
    "Necessary Diversity; The Pragmatic Pluralism of Reasonableness in the Common Law"
  • Friday, 10/25, Room 119: Law Clinic Faculty
    Discuss clinical teaching and how a clinical experience builds on a law students' doctrinal foundation.

November 2013

  • Friday, 11/15: Professor Tonya Kowalski, Washburn University School of Law
    Culture Shock! Legal Writing
    This faculty development presentation covers both a work in progress and a review of my teaching experience in India last summer. The work in progress is in the early planning and brainstorming stage. The hope is to write an article or short series exploring best practices for teaching legal skills abroad. Topics will probably include adapting U.S. legal writing teaching methods for use in other countries; training peers vs. teaching students; finding proficiency in teaching another country's legal system to students; and working with language and cultural barriers. The presentation about my teaching experience in India will focus on lessons learned; legal education in India; and our growing relationship with Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

January 2014

  • Tuesday, 1/21: Roundtable Discussion on Submission Strategies
  • Friday, 1/24: Stephen M. Sheppard, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, William H. Enfield Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville
    The Future of Legal Education

February 2014

  • Wednesday, 2/12: Professor Patricia Judd, Washburn University School of Law
    The TRIPS Tightrope and the Debate about Non-violation Complaints

April 2014

  • Friday, 4/25: Daniel Weddle, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Academic Support, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    What Did Jesus Do (discussing the harassment of LGBT students).