Hillary Burgess
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Presentations and Workshops

This list was updated 17 March 2008. Because I am proposing and presenting at so many conferences, if you are viewing this web page after April 2008, it is probably out of date! :) Please check back this summer when I have a chance to update this page and add links to my presentations.

Culture Shock: Critical Thinking and Permissive Attitudes to Business Etiquette, Suffolk University Podcast Series on Transitioning from 1L to First Summer, forthcoming.

Little Red Schoolhouse Goes to Law School:  An Interactive Session on How to Incorporate Joe Williams’ Little Red Schoolhouse and Pedagogy Into Legal Writing Courses, Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, 22 March 2008.

Suggesting strategies for incorporating Joe Williams’ Style of Clarity and Grace and Craft of Argument books into orientation or first semester as a means to help students understand what it means to “think like a lawyer.”  Presenting a sample interactive session for guiding students to identify and discuss elements of good legal writing.

Facilitating Structured Peer Group Work and Enhancing Thorough and Efficient Grading Using Wiki Technology in Legal Writing Courses, Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, 22 March 2008.

Discussing a methodology for facilitating student drafts and revisions through peer reviewing and editing using wiki technology.  Providing strategies for allowing professors to provide more feedback and more personalized feedback to students in less time through online template feedback letters. 

Using Flow Charts Strategically to To Reach Multiple Learning Styles, Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, 21 March 2008.

Discussing strategies for employing flow charts in class discussions and take-home exercises to reach multiple learning styles according to Myers-Briggs-based learning theories and visual/aural/kinesthetic-based learning theories.  Discussing how flowcharts can assist all learning types to understand what is expected in law school.  Suggesting various flow chart exercises.

Using Flow Charts to Benefit ESL Students and Technical Learners, Global Skills Conference, Monterrey, Mexico, 29 February 2008.

Discussing how flowcharts directly teach to certain types of learners according to Myers-Briggs-based learning theories and visual/aural/kinesthetic-based learning theories.  Discussing how flowcharts can assist all learning types to understand what is expected in law school.  Discussing the benefits of diagrams especially to English as Second Language learners.  Suggesting various flow chart exercises.

Law School Exam Writing Workshop, Rutgers School of Law, Camden Campus, (donated to the APIL auction) April 2006.

Providing tips and directed feedback about exam writing.

Overruled!:  Judicial Activism and Judicial Restraint in the United States Supreme Court, Rutgers University, Camden Campus, October 2005.

Discussing the inherent tension between different philosophies of judicial restraint.  Arguing that this inherent tension causes many opinions to be restrained toward one or more philosophies while activist toward other philosophies.

Technology’s Role in Legal Education Reform:  Dynamic Classrooms and Changing Students, Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, January 2009, in review.

Interactively presenting how to use structured study groups to facilitate peer collaboration using wiki technology for writing assignments, outlines, and assignments that facilitate classroom discussions.

Learning Styles Overview, AALS Section on Academic Support & Teaching Methods, San Diego, CA, January 2009, in review.

Providing an overview of the field of learning styles theory. Discussing learning style theories based on the Visual, Aural, Kinesthetic model, the Myers-Briggs model, and Multiple Intelligences. Sample Slides.

Using Flow Charts to Facilitate Learning for Students of All Learning Styles, AALS Section on Academic Support & Teaching Mehtods, San Diego, CA, January 2009, manuscript in process.

Interactively presenting various strategies for incorporating flow charts into classroom discussions to reach students of all learning styles within visual/aural/kinesthetic-based learning style theories and Myers-Briggs-based learning styles theories. Sample Exercises.

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