UH Law Center to host annual 'Works-in-Progress' conference on state and local government law

Academics and practicing attorneys will gather Oct. 7-8 to give and receive feedback on their scholarly writings

Aug. 16, 2016 — The University of Houston Law Center is providing an opportunity for scholars and practitioners in the field of state and local government law to present their writings and receive feedback during a two-day conference in October.

The 5th Annual State & Local Government Law Works-in-Progress Conference will be held at the Law Center Oct. 7 – 8.

"UHLC is looking forward to this year's conference bringing together a group of junior and senior scholars to exchange ideas and receive input on their work," said Assistant Professor Kellen Zale who is coordinating the conference.

"The role of a law school is to provide a forum for complex legal issues to be discussed with solutions provided," said Dean Leonard M. Baynes. "I am excited that the Law Center has the opportunity to host this conference, and special thanks to Professor Zale for working to organize it."

Participants will be able to present a synopsis of their paper for 5 - 10 minutes, specifying certain areas for feedback, followed by comments from the other attendees. All abstracts/drafts will be available on the registration website prior to the conference, and participants are expected to read each submission in advance.

The conference is free. Attendees are responsible for their own hotel and travel expenses, but UHLC will provide meals, including a dinner Friday night.

Registration deadline is Sept. 9. Please register online here.

Provide the title of the paper and indicate whether it will be a full draft or early work-in-progress/abstract. If the draft is not ready to be uploaded at the time of registration, it may be added later. All drafts/abstracts must be uploaded by Sept. 26.

For further information about the conference and hotel options, click here.  

Questions may be directed to Professor Kellen Zale at kbzale@central.uh.edu

Media contacts: Carrie Anna Criado, UH Law Center Executive Director of Communications and Marketing, 713-743-2184, cacriado@central.uh.edu; John T. Kling, UH Law Center Communications Manager, 713-743-8298, jtkling@central.uh.edu; Elena Hawthorne, Multimedia Specialist, 713-743-1125, ehawthor@central.uh.edu; and John Brannen, Senior Writer, 713-743-3055, jtbranne@central.uh.edu 

About the University of Houston

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About the University of Houston Law Center

The University of Houston Law Center is the leading law school in the nation's fourth-largest city. Founded in 1947, it is a top-tier institution awarding Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees, through its academic branch, the College of Law. The Law Center is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

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