Mid-Atlantic People of Color COnference

Production of Visual Advocacy and Scholarship

Friday, October 24, 2014

Penn Law, Silverman 147

The Working Group on the Production of Visual Advocacy and Scholarship in Law Schools ( hereinafter “PVAS” and the “PVAS Working Group”) will hold its first meeting at Penn Law School in Philadelphia on Friday, October 24, 2014, between 9 am and 4 pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Those who arrive early are invited to gather for dinner the night before (Thursday, October 23, 2014) at 7 pm at the White Dog Cafe located at 3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Participants will primarily be a relatively small group of law professors and instructors who have experience using film or digital media in doing and/or teaching production of visual legal advocacy and scholarship in law schools. Representatives from the small number of student organizations involved in video production in law schools will also be invited to attend. There will be an opportunity for the academics and the students to meet in separate sessions. We hope that this meeting will be the beginning of a larger ongoing collective devoted to promoting visual advocacy and scholarship production in law schools.

The tentative agenda for the meeting, which is posted on this website, focuses on general questions pertaining to the production of visual legal advocacy and scholarship in law schools, challenges associated with what is already being done, individual and institutional requirements for expanding video production in law schools by faculty and students, and goals and strategies for the PVAS Working Group going forward. If there are specific topics that you would like to see addressed, please let us know. If you are interested in being a discussant or panelist with regard to the central questions or the challenges of doing or teaching production, please let us know that too.

The registration form will ask you to provide a short bio or statement (200 characters of less) that describes your involvement in visual legal advocacy and scholarship practice and teaching. These will be circulated on the Bio webpage.

Our conversations will be immeasurably richer if we are able to see samples of the work done by you and/or your students beforehand. A password protected page of the website is devoted to links that will be shared with attendees only. Please include a title and indicate the category into which the work falls (advocacy or scholarship, for example).  If you are willing for the link to be shared with others not participating in the PVAS Working Group, you may so indicate.

Information concerning hotel accommodations and directions to the Law School are also available on this website.

We hope that you will be able to attend the meeting on October 24, 2014, at Penn Law.

Regina Austin
William A. Schnader Professor
Director, Penn Program on Documentaries & the Law
Penn Law School
(215) 898-5185

Daniel Kiel
Professor of Law
University of Memphis
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
(901) 678-1672