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College of Law Hosts National Conference of Law Reviews for the First Time

Posted on Wednesday 4/20/2016
Eugene Fidell

The Syracuse Law Review recently hosted the 62nd National Conference of Law Reviews, attended by 150 law journal members and editors from across the country. It was the first time the College of Law has hosted the conference.

The conference began with a dinner and welcome from Interim Dean William Banks and Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud. Following Chancellor Syverud’s remarks, the 2016 Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor, Eugene Fidell addressed the conference attendees.

Over the course of the weekend, the conference offered participants a total of twenty-six sessions, featuring over forty-five speakers and presenters, in both large sessions attended by all participants and smaller, breakout sessions that attendees could choose from based on what was most interesting and relevant to their journals. 

Session topics included presentations about the editing process, journal management, keeping law journals relevant, staying current with ever-changing technology, and how to utilize social media, to name a few. Speakers and presenters included members from the Syracuse Law Review, Syracuse University College of Law faculty and staff, and attorneys and alumni from across the country. 

As is tradition, the annual Scribes Award for the best law review note was presented to this year’s recipient, Wesley Sze from Stanford University. Attendees received a full-fledged Syracuse experience between the wide range of temperatures, including a snow storm in April, and the excitement of staying in the heart of Syracuse University during the Final Four.

- With Amy Doan L3