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Monday, March 8, 2021

Call For Proposals: Legal Writing Institute Symposium On Artificial Intelligence And The Legal Profession

The Legal Writing Institute has issued a Call for Proposals:

GraphicThe Legal Writing Institute and The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute invite proposals for their virtual symposium on Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession, scheduled for Friday, September 24, and Saturday, September 25, 2021, and hosted by Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Symposium Topic
The symposium will bring together legal scholars, practicing lawyers, technology experts, and others to discuss how rapidly developing technologies are affecting legal research and writing processes, the practice of law generally, the ethics of practice, legal education, and access to justice. We anticipate a combination of single speaker presentations and panel presentations.

We invite proposals for a variety of presentations, including but not limited to

• the nature of artificial intelligence programs (i.e., pleadings analysis, composing software, research tools, and case law analytics)
• the impact of these programs on the development of critical thinking skills
• the extent to which artificial intelligence may replace human lawyering tasks
• the extent to which legal education should be teaching the use of artificial intelligence tools, and
• how artificial intelligence and related technologies can improve access to justice or perpetuate implicit bias

Proposal Deadline
Please submit your proposal via this Google form no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 5, 2021, and include the specific proposed topic, a brief description of your proposed presentation, and a CV. Any questions should be directed to Lindsey Gustafson,; Elizabeth Inglehart,, or Tiffany Jeffers,

Symposium Committee
Michelle Falkoff, Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Communication and Legal Reasoning Program, Northwestern
Lindsey Gustafson, Former Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute; Arkansas Bar Foundation Professor of Law, Arkansas, Little Rock
Elizabeth Inglehart, Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute; Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern
Tiffany Jeffers, Associate Professor of Law, Legal Practice, Georgetown
Sarah Morath, Managing Editor, The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, Associate Professor of Legal Writing, Wake Forest 
Kristen Murray, Board Member, Legal Writing Institute; Professor of Law, Temple      
Dyane O'Leary, Associate Professor of Legal Writing; Director, Legal Innovation & Technology Concentration, Suffolk
Kristen Tiscione, Immediate Past President, Legal Writing Institute; Professor of Law, Legal Practice, Georgetown                    

Non-Discrimination Policy
The Legal Writing Institute is committed to a policy against discrimination and in favor of equal opportunity for all of its members regardless of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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