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Monday, September 22, 2014

Boyd Professors Organizing, Presenting at 2014 SALT Teaching Conference

Ruben J. Garcia is a professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law. He serves as co-president of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) and is spearheading the organization's 2014 Teaching Conference, which will be held from Oct. 10 to 11 at the Boyd School of Law.

Elizabeth MacDowell is the director of the Family Justice Clinic and associate professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Ann McGinley is a William S. Boyd Professor of law at UNLV.

Lydia Nussbaum is director of the Strasser Mediation Clinic, associate director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, and associate professor of law at the Boyd School of Law.

Jean Sternlight is the Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law and the director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the Boyd School of Law.

Stacey Tovino is the Lincy Professor of Law and the Lehman Professor of Law at the Boyd School of Law.

All five professors will attend the SALT Teaching Conference.

MacDowell will facilitate a roundtable discussion entitled, "Faculty-Student Collaboration as Social Justice Pedagogy." She'll also serve as a mentor at the SALT/LatCrit Faculty Development workshop, which will be held at the Boyd School of Law on Oct. 9.

McGinley will be giving a presentation titled, "Incorporating Social Justice Issues in the Disability Law Classroom," and will also serve as a commentator on a panel entitled "Models of Lawyers as Social Justice Agents."

Additionally, McGinley and Tovino will join on a panel titled, "Health Care, Health Law, and Social Justice."

Together, Nussbaum and Sternlight will give a presentation titled, "Dispute Resolution and Social Justice: Drawing on ADR to Train Progressive Attorneys." Their discussion will focus on how legal educators dedicated to advancing social justice should respond to the challenging nature of legal practice, students' career interests, and a more expansive definition of lawyering.