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Agenda

8:45 am-9:30 am 

Silverman 147

Continental Breakfast, Welcome and Introductions

9:30 am-10:40 am           

Overview of the Central Questions Regarding Visual Legal Advocacy and Scholarship

What is the difference between visual legal advocacy and visual legal scholarship?  How do they compare in terms of the use of technology, goals, role of truth or facts versus opinions, measures of quality and efficacy, and intended audiences?  What is gained when law professors and students engage in visual legal advocacy?  How does visual legal advocacy differ from traditional legal advocacy? What is the difference between visual advocacy introduced in court or quasi-judicial proceedings and advocacy made for broader distribution over the internet or social media? What is gained when law professors and students engage in visual legal scholarship? How does it differ from traditional works of legal scholarship?  How does it differ from works that are considered documentaries? 

10:40 am-10:50 am         

Break

10:50 am-12:00 pm

Challenges to Doing or Teaching the Production of Visual Work in Law Schools

What are the practical, professional, and institutional challenges of producing visual advocacy and scholarship in law schools?   Does production work impact the instructors’ status and performance evaluations?  How are training and production structured, coordinated, and financed?  How are production standards determined and by whom?  How are students graded?  How are students supervised when production occurs in the context of extracurricular activities?  Is your institution supportive of the production of visual legal advocacy or scholarship by faculty and/or students?  What form does that support take?

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Breakout Sessions on the Role the Working Group Can Play in Legitimizing/Institutionalizing the Production of Visual Advocacy and Scholarship within Law Schools

(1) Faculty who do or teach visual advocacy

(2) Faculty who do or teach visual scholarship

(3) Students who engage in the production of visual advocacy or scholarship

2:00 pm-2:10 pm

Break

2:10 pm-3:30pm

Reports from the Breakout Sessions and General Discussion on Future Plans for the Working Group

3:30 pm-4:00 pm

Wrap Up, Division of Labor and Goodbyes