CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PROPOSALS: University of Detroit Mercy Law Review Vol. 101

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2024 University of Detroit Mercy Law Review Symposium
Law School 101: An Exploration of Legal Pedagogy
Deadline: Friday, November 10, 2023


Call for Proposals:

The University of Detroit Mercy Law Review is currently accepting proposals for our annual symposium. In celebration of the 101st Volume of the Detroit Mercy Law Review, this year’s theme is Law School 101: An Exploration of Legal Pedagogy. The symposium will take place on Friday, March 8, 2024, in Detroit, Michigan.

Legal pedagogy refers to the study and practice of teaching in law school. The practical side of teaching law—such as lesson planning, course design, and assessment methods—as well as the theoretical side, are both important aspects of legal pedagogy. Effective legal pedagogy seeks to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical framework necessary to succeed in the modern legal field. This includes developing critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, as well as an appreciation for the importance of justice and fairness in the legal system.

Detroit Mercy Law Review invites academics, scholars, practitioners, and other stakeholders to submit proposals for panel presentation and/or publication on topics involving legal pedagogy. Some potential topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: modernization, the Uniform Bar Examination, teaching methods, learning methods, courses, grading systems, assessments, in-class vs out-of-class learning, in-person vs remote learning, learning materials, clinical programs, externships, and the intersectionality of legal pedagogy and other topics such as: psychology, philosophy, artificial intelligence, the 1st Amendment, economics, ethics, equality, bias, race, class, gender, discrimination, or political ideologies.

Submission Procedure:

Proposals should be approximately 250-500 words, double-spaced, and should detail the proposed topic and presentation. Proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM EST, Friday, November 10, 2023, by email to Samantha Talieri, Executive Articles Editor, at In your email, please indicate whether your proposal is for a presentation only, or if you plan to submit an article based on your presentation for potential publication in the Detroit Mercy Law Review. Also, please include a current CV or resume. If you do not wish to present at the Symposium but would like to submit a relevant unpublished article for potential publication in the Detroit Mercy Law Review, please indicate that in your email as well. If your article is already complete, please attach a copy for review.

Decisions will be emailed on or before December 15, 2023. The final completed manuscripts must be submitted by March 15, 2024, for editing to commence by the Law Review Staff.