College of Law to host regional scholarship conference

October 27, 2011 | Events, UToday
By Feliza Casano

The University of Toledo College of Law will host the Central States Law Schools Association Annual Scholarship Conference Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29.

During the event, 48 scholars representing 26 schools will present research on a variety of law topics, including criminal procedure, constitutional law, tax law and international law. Nine presenters are UT faculty members.

The conference will begin with a panel discussion titled “Taking Your Scholarship to the Next Level: Books, Commentary, Consulting” at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, with scholarly presentations throughout the day, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, in the UT Law Center.

Presenters will include faculty from UT, Ohio State University, the University of Akron, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, the University of North Dakota, Louisiana State University and Phoenix School of Law.

“This is a great way to show off our faculty and our school,” said Jelani Jefferson Exum, UT associate professor of law and president of the Central States Law Schools Association. “We have the opportunity to show off the services our school provides in rooms with state-of-the-art technology as well as show off our city. It exposes people who may not necessarily have visited Toledo to our school and city and leaves them with a positive perception.”

Those interested in academic law topics are invited to sit in on discussions during the free, public conference.

The Central States Law Schools Association is a regional organization of law schools dedicated to providing a supportive environment for conversation and collaboration between law academics. The association has approximately 45 member schools.

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