PLEASE NOTE: At this time we have decided to postpone the conference to a later date due to the situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).

Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, 2020

Most full-time legal-writing faculty spend the bulk of their time teaching first-year JD students in the traditional first-year sequence. With increasing numbers of foreign law students pursuing LLM degrees, and non-law students pursuing Master of Science in Law degrees, legal-writing faculty members’ responsibilities outside the first-year curriculum are growing and changing all the time. The Beyond the First Year Conference is designed to bring legal-writing faculty across the country together to discuss the legal analysis, writing, and research curricula outside the first-year sequence.

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Two Ways to Register

Online: Register


Friday, April 3

2:00-3:00pm: Opening Remarks

3:00-6:00pm: Panels (full schedule will be posted)

7:00pm: Cocktails and Dinner

Saturday, April 4

8:00am: Breakfast

9:00am-3:00pm: Panels with a break for lunch at 12pm (full schedule will be posted)


Hotel accommodations are available at the Hyatt Centric Magnificent Mile at a rate of $179 per night. Reservations must be made by March 12, 2020 to receive this special rate. Click here to reserve your hotel room.


For questions, contact Sonali Munshi, CLR Program Assistant