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Conference Schedule At-A-Glance

The 59th Annual National Conference of Law Reviews
March 20-24, 2013

Detailed Program & Schedule PDF

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Editing Workshop with Professor Joseph Kimble: Document Download - Raffle Rules and Deadline

Attire for the conference is casual - except where noted as Business Professional

Questions? Email nclr2013@cooley.edu or call: Becky McAlpine (517)371-5140 ext. 4402


Thomas M. Cooley Law School presents “Best Practices”

The conference schedule is current. We will update it as we finalize more details. Every event is geared toward presenting the best practices for running your best law review.

Revised 3/18/13

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Time Event Location
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration Radisson Lobby
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. NCLR, Inc. Board Meeting 10th Floor, Board Room, Cooley Law School
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception - Business Casual Lobby, Cooley Law School

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Time Event Location
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration Lobby, Cooley Conference Center
7:30 a.m. Meeting for presenters 4th Floor, Middle Temple
8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Plenary Session: Opening Remarks
Don LeDuc, President and Dean, Cooley Law School
Auditorium, Cooley Conference Center
8:20 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. Plenary Session: Leaving a Legacy on the Law Review
Professor William Wagner, Cooley Law School
Auditorium, Cooley Conference Center
8:55 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Break  
9:10 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. Plenary Session: Great Caesar’s Ghost! Superman’s Editor Tells All
Frank Wagner, Reporter of Decisions, United States Supreme Court (Retired)
Auditorium, Cooley Conference Center
10:05 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Break  

Breakout Session One

10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Recreating Your Organizational Structure 2nd Floor, Lincoln’s Inn, Cooley Conference Center
It's Good to be Green: An Introduction to Electronic Sourcebooking 2nd Floor, Gray's Inn, Cooley Conference Center
Paperless Law Review 4th Floor, Inner Temple, Cooley Conference Center
Publishing to the Global Audience
4th Floor, Middle Temple, Cooley Conference Center
Cream of the Crop: Selecting Candidates Who Contribute 4th Floor, Blue Room, Cooley Conference Center
11:35 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Lunch and Speaker: Secretary Spencer Abraham, former U.S. Senator from Michigan and former United States Secretary of Energy
Auditorium, Cooley Conference Center

Breakout Session Two

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Mentoring in Your Journal for School and Career 2nd Floor, Lincoln’s Inn, Cooley Conference Center
Social Media for Law Journals
Repeats on Saturday, March 23
2nd Floor, Gray’s Inn, Cooley Conference Center
Paperless Law Review 4th Floor, Inner Temple, Cooley Conference Center
Best Practices: Streamlining the Editing Process 4th Floor, Middle Temple, Cooley Conference Center
Law Journals and Emerging Publishing Technology
Repeats on Friday, March 22
4th Floor, Blue Room, Cooley Conference Center
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break  
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Plenary Panel: Law Reviews and the Bench: Value Added?
Honorables Richard F. Suhrheinrich, Stephen J. Markman, and Jane Markey. Moderated by Cooley Professor David Finnegan. Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer.
Auditorium, Cooley Conference Center
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Break  
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Reception for Scribes Award Dinner Ballroom Lobby, Radisson Hotel
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Scribes Award Dinner - Business Professional
Cooley Professor Joseph Kimble, Keynote Speaker. Sponsored by Thomson Reuters.
Ballroom, Radisson Hotel

Friday, March 22, 2013

Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Emcee Remarks Auditorium, Cooley Conference Center
8:20 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Leadership Workshop Auditorium, Cooley Conference Center
11:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Taste-of-Lansing Lunch Lobby, Cooley Law School

Breakout Session Three

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Focused Article Solicitation and Selection 3rd Floor, Room 309, Cooley Law School
Author Relations
Repeats on Saturday, March 23
4th Floor, Room 401, Cooley Law School
TWEN Student Panel Best Practices 4th Floor, Room 404, Cooley Law School
Transforming Your Law Review or Journal from Print to Digital
Repeats on Saturday, March 23
5th Floor, Room 501, Cooley Law School
More Than Copies: How Law Reviews Can Benefit From Library Partnerships 5th Floor, Room 505, Cooley Law School
Law Journals and Emerging Publishing Technology 5th Floor, Room 506, Cooley Law School
Best Practices: Intraschool Journal Relations 10th Floor, Board Room, Cooley Law School
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Capitol Tour and Meet-and-Greet with State Legislators State Capitol, 4th Floor, Rooms 402/403
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. March Madness Party Radisson Ballroom

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Emcee Remarks  
9:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Editing Workshop - with Professor Joseph Kimble
Document Download - Raffle Rules and Deadline
Auditorium, Cooley Conference Center
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Lunch and Speaker: Laura Innes, SAG-award winning and Emmy-nominated actress. Auditorium, Cooley Conference Center
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Plenary Session: Typography for Law Reviews
Cyrus Highsmith
Auditorium, Cooley Conference Center

Breakout Session Four

1:50 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Legos and Law Review ... Unleashing the Architect Within to Build a Resilient Organization 2nd Floor, Lincoln’s Inn, Cooley Conference Center
Moving to Electronic Editing 2nd Floor, Gray’s Inn, Cooley Conference Center
Social Media for Law Journals 4th Floor, Inner Temple, Cooley Conference Center
Stop Waiting for Godot: Proactive Solicitation 4th Floor, Middle Temple, Cooley Conference Center
Using TWEN to Manage Your Law Review 4th Floor, Blue Room, Cooley Conference Center

Breakout Session Five

3:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Author Relations 2nd Floor, Lincoln’s Inn, Cooley Conference Center
Transforming Your Law Review or Journal from Print to Digital 2nd Floor, Gray’s Inn, Cooley Conference Center
Alternatives to Articles 4th Floor, Inner Temple, Cooley Conference Center
Bidding for and Hosting NCLR 4th Floor, Blue Room, Cooley Conference Center
4:10 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Break  
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Gala Reception Ballroom Lobby, Radisson Hotel
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Gala Dinner - Business Professional
Sponsored by Joe Christensen, Inc.
Professor Bryan Garner, Keynote Speaker
Joe Castillo, SandStory Artist
Ballroom, Radisson Hotel