Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Director of Legal Research & Writing Nancy Wanderer Elected To AALS Section Executive Committee
Earlier this year, Nancy Wanderer, Director of Legal Research and Writing, was elected to the Executive Committee of the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS). This spring, the committee has been planning a full-day program for the Annual Meeting to be held in San Diego next January--Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues Across the Curriculum: The Challenge of Keeping Law Schools Current with Recent Developments in LGBT Issues. Professor Wanderer will be leading a breakout section--Legal Research, Legal Writing, and Moot Court: Pink Ink and Beyond--in which participants will discuss guidelines for using sexual orientation and gender identity issues in legal writing problems and examine specific topics (such as criminal and civil actions for hate crimes) that have made for particularly effective legal writing assignments. In addition, Professor Wanderer's law review article, "Writing Better Opinions: Communicating with Candor, Clarity, and Style," was recently cited in a Wisconsin Supreme Court opinion, and will be used for an upcoming CLE with Ohio state judges.