ASU law professors present at writing conference

Several ASU professors of law will be presenting at the Second Annual Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, “Olympic Gold: The Teaching, Scholarship, and Service Triathlon.”

Judy Stinson, associate dean for Academic Affairs and clinical professor of law, will be the plenary speaker at the conference, scheduled Aug. 10-11 at the University of Oregon. Stinson’s research and teaching focuses on Legal Method and Writing, Appellate Advocacy, and Sexual Orientation and the Law. She published the advanced text, "The Tao of Legal Writing" and several articles. She also co-authored "Examples & Explanations: Legal Writing."

Charles Calleros, professor of law, will present “Email Memos in Context and in a First Semester Exam.” Calleros’ research interests include international and comparative contract law, international conflict of laws, the intersection of free speech with race and gender discrimination, and various issues regarding legal education.

Kimberly Holst, associate clinical professor, and Carrie Sperling, associate clinical professor of law and executive director of the Arizona Justice Project, will participate in the Association of Legal Writing Directors’ Scholars Forum, held immediately following the conference. Holst teaches Legal Methods and Writing as well as upper-level writing and skills courses. Her scholarship focuses on using well-established methods of pedagogy from other disciplines and applying them to the teaching and learning of the law. Sperling teaches Legal Method, Legal Advocacy and Advanced Persuasion and Creative Advocacy. Her scholarly writing incorporates research from various disciplines to improve advocates’ persuasive techniques.