Association of Legal Writing Directors 2013 Biennial Conference


Association of Legal Writing Directors 2013 Biennial Conference – “Doing it Our Way”: Learning from our Programmatic Differences and Similarities


June 26-28, 2013



Wednesday, 6/26
1:00-5:00 Innovative Teaching Workshop
3:30-5:30 ALWD Board Meeting
6:00 Opening Reception in Marquette Law School’s Eckstein Hall – Generously sponsored by LexisNexis

Thursday, 6/27
7:30-8:10 Continental Breakfast – Generously sponsored by Thomson Reuters
8:20-8:50 Welcome
9:00-11:50 Program Sessions
12:00-1:30 Lunch, ALWD Membership Meeting, and ABA Standards Update – Generously sponsored by Thomson Reuters
1:40-4:30 Program Sessions
6:00 “Milwaukee Fish Fry” Gala Dinner at Lakefront Brewery – Generously sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Friday, 6/28
8:00-8:50 Continental Breakfast
9:00-11:50 Program Sessions
12:00-1:30 Plenary Presentation & Lunch – Generously sponsored by West Academic Publishing
2:00-3:50 Program Sessions
4:00-5:00 Ice Cream Social (featuring Kopps Frozen Custard) and Closing – Generously sponsored by Thomson Reuters
6:00 Summerfest – Generously sponsored by Bloomberg Law

Generous sponsorship also provided by Carolina Academic Press



The conference fee is $400 if paid by Sunday, May 26, and $450 after that date. The fee covers all sessions and events, including the opening reception, gala dinner with brewery tour, continental breakfasts, two lunches, ice cream social, Summerfest tickets, and transportation to and from the conference hotel or dorm and all events. You may register and pay for the conference by filling out the form below.

(Please note that the registration fee is nonrefundable. ALWD will, however, make exceptions to this rule and grant a partial refund of payment (total amount paid minus $75) if the registrant applied for employer reimbursement, but nonetheless spent his or her own money for the registration fee, and an unforeseeable event prevents the registrant from attending.)

If you wish to bring guests to either the Thursday Night Gala Dinner or the Friday Night Summerfest Outing, additional fees are as follows:

  • Gala Dinner: $30 per adult guest, $15 per child guest (age 5-12), under 5 free
  • Brewery Tour (during Gala Dinner): $7 per person
  • Summerfest: $14 per ticket (note that tickets are available for children 10 and under at the gate for $5)



We have arranged for rooms to be available at the Marquette dorms, Straz Tower, at the following rates:

  • Single Occupancy: $49.00,
  • Double Occupancy: $70.00 ($35 per person),
  • Quad Occupancy $85.00 ($21.25/person).

To reserve a dorm room, call 414-288-7208 and let the reservations assistant know you are associated with the ALWD Biennial Conference.

There are also rooms available at The Hilton Milwaukee City Center at a rate of $149 plus 15.1% tax on Wednesday and Thursday nights. To receive this preferred rate, you must book by Sunday, May 26. Make reservations by calling (414) 935-5940. Mention that you are with the Association of Legal Writing Directors. Note there are no rooms available at this hotel on Friday night.

If you plan to stay until Saturday and prefer not to stay at the dorm, we have arranged another hotel option. The Doubletree by Hilton is across the street from the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. Rooms are available there on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights at the rate of $169 plus tax. To make a reservation, please call (414) 273-2950 and say that you are with the Association of Legal Writing Directors.



Go Riteway provides shuttle service between Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport and Marquette University or the Hilton. Cost is $14 one way or $27 round trip if you reserve in advance.

We will provide a free shuttle to and from the dorms/hotel, law school, and special events throughout the conference.



Contact Susan Bay, Associate Professor of Legal Writing at Marquette Law School, at 414-288-6440 or

Registration for the conference has closed. If you would still like to register, please contact Susan Bay at or 414-288-6440. 


  • Eckstein Hall
  • 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233

Registration for the conference has closed. If you would still like to register, please contact Susan Bay at or 414-288-6440.

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