Southeastern Regional Legal Writing Conference

Stetson University College of Law is pleased to host the Southeastern Regional Legal Writing Conference, “Legal Writing in 3-D: Discourse, Discipline, and Doctrine,” April 22, 2017, in Gulfport, Florida. This conference is for law school teachers of legal research and writing and will offer innovative and inspiring programming on the discourse of and about legal writing, including new avenues for legal writing scholarship and the rhetoric of legal writing; the discipline of legal writing, including the changing technology landscape of legal research and writing; and the doctrine of legal writing, including methods for teaching students the core skills necessary for effective legal research and writing. Presentations will appeal to both newcomers to the legal writing profession, as well as to our veteran professors.

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Call for Proposals: Would you like to present? Please see Call for Proposals for more information. The deadline for proposals is Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

Lodging: Please see Hotel Information for list of hotels with special rates for conference participants. Early reservation is highly recommended.

Highlights of the conference:

  • Lunch Plenary – “Speaking and Writing as Undergraduates: What’s Going on Across Campus
    • Dr. Juliane Mora, assistant professor of speech and director of public speaking, University of Tampa
    • Dr. Megan O’Neill, Jane Heman language professor and director of the writing program, Stetson University
  • “Out of the Box” Teaching Ideas Breakfast Presentations –
    • Legal writing teaching ideas meets speed dating!
  • Law, Rhetoric, and Legal Writing Seminar and Workshop
    • Dr. Katie Langford, associate professor of communication studies at Texas Tech, will present her research on the rhetoric of Justice Antonin Scalia
    • Explore connections between law, rhetoric, and legal writing

There is no registration fee for this conference, but advance registration is required. For assistance, please contact Shannon Edgar at or Janice Strawn at


Conference Schedule of Events (PDF)

Schedule of "Out of Box" Presentations (PDF)

Schedule of Classroom Presentations (PDF)