Call for Papers: Method in the Madness: The Art and Science of Teaching Transactional Law and Skills



Event Date: 

06/10/16 to 06/11/16

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Emory University School of Law’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice

We are accepting proposals immediately, but in no event later than 5 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 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 before 5 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 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.  

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