Spring 2021 Symposium Call for Papers

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Spring 2021 Symposium Call for Papers

Spring 2021 Symposium Call for Papers

Southern Illinois University School of Law
Southern Illinois University Law Journal Spring 2021 Symposium Call for Presentations/Papers

Innovations in International Legal Education During the Pandemic:
Breaking Down Physical Barriers and Borders with Technology and Cutting-Edge Teaching Pedagogies.

Friday, April 9

This will be an online-only symposium.

Deadline for Proposals: February 15, 2021

The Southern Illinois University Law Journal is pleased to be hosting a symposium on “Innovations in International Legal Education During the Pandemic: Breaking Down Physical Barriers and Borders with Technology and Cutting-Edge Teaching Pedagogies.” This symposium will consider the challenges, opportunities, and issues related to changes in legal education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With an emphasis on international legal education, speakers will consider how legal educators developed innovative teaching pedagogies taking advantage of technology and breaking down physical barriers and borders. 

We invite proposals for presentations and papers on a wide range of themes related to this topic. We are especially interested in the following general topics: (1) forging international collaborations during the pandemic; (2) teaching advocacy in an online setting; (3) adapting and transforming classroom experiences during the pandemic; (4) adapting and transforming clinical legal education during the pandemic; and (5) finding institutional growth opportunities during the pandemic. We encourage presentations with an international theme, but we are also interested in comparative perspectives, including what your localized experience has been. We hope to assemble a group of law teachers from around the globe to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on our teaching, on opportunities for international collaboration, and on the future of legal education. 

The Southern Illinois University Law Journal will consider papers from the symposium for publication in its fall issue. 

To submit a proposal: Please submit a brief abstract in no more than 250 words to Professor Cynthia Fountaine (cfountaine@law.siu.edu) by February 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Your abstract should include a brief description of your proposed presentation along with an explanation about how it fits into the theme of the symposium. Also please submit a current CV or bio along with your proposal

We will let you know whether your proposal is accepted within 48 hours of the deadline for submissions.