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Western Regional Legal Writing Conference 2019

September 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Theme: The Whole Person: Helping Law Students Integrate Their Professional Identity with Their Existing Values

Cost: Free! Santa Clara University is proud to support the teachers and scholars in the legal writing community

Breakfast and lunch provided, evening reception will have some light hors d’oeuvres


Please submit a presentation proposal by Wednesday, July 17. You will learn by Friday, July 26 whether your proposal has been selected. Our hope is that the conference theme is sufficiently broad to accommodate a variety of topics including ethics, pedagogy, successful classroom activities, problem design, collaboration with different courses or parts of the university, assessment, and more.

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Outline of Conference Schedule:

8:30 – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:40am Welcome remarks and opening Plenary
9:40am – 12:00pm Presentations and coffee breaks
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 4:10pm Presentations and Coffee Breaks
4:20 – 5:00pm Roundtable Discussions
5:00 – 6:00pm Closing reception and thank you!

Please click here for a detailed program of presentations.


The Santa Clara Campus is a five-minute drive from the San Jose Airport (SJC), and about a 30-45-minute drive from San Francisco Airport (SFO). The campus is directly across the street from the Santa Clara Cal-Train station. For those driving to campus for the day, we will provide parking in a garage on campus for free. For more specific directions, please visit here.

Exploring Northern California:

Outside the excitement of the conference, there are many opportunities to explore the area, either on your own or with your family. Please visit here to see what the San Jose area has to offer (for football fans, there is a 49ers game against the Steelers on Sunday, September 22, 1:25 pm at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara). San Francisco is about an hour north of campus, and has even more opportunities for food, culture, and sights – more information here. Farther north includes Napa, Muir Woods, and Sonoma. South of campus includes Santa Cruz, Monterrey Bay, and Big Sur. September offers the best weather of the year for Northern California, even in frigid San Francisco. We hope you are able to take some extra time to explore.

Hotel Recommendations

Candlewood Suites
481 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 241-9305
(across the street from the University)

We have secured a discounted rate at the Candlewood Suites, which is the closest hotel to the law school. The rates for September 20 and September 21 are as follows:

For a Studio Suite, $129 per night (plus taxes)
For a One Bedroom Suite, $160 per night

These rates are available until August 29, 2019, or until booked. To make reservations, please have you delegates call Candlewood Suites Santa Clara – Silicon Valley directly at: (408) 241-9305. When you call to make your reservation, please refer to the SCU School of Law Conference to ensure you receive the group room block special rates. You may also click here to book this discounted rate online.

Other Hotel Recommendations

The Mission Inn Santa Clara
859 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95053
(408) 244-2840
(0.6 mile to the University)

Best Western University Santa Clara
1655 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 244-8313
(1.1 mile to the University)

DeAnza Hotel
233 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95128
Reservations: (800) 843-3700/ Hotel Direct: (408) 286-1000
(3 miles to the University)

The Fairmont Hotel San Jose
170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 998-1900
(4 miles to the University)

Marriott Hotel San Jose
301 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 280-1300
(4 miles to the University)

Hilton Hotel San Jose
300 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 287-2100
(6.4 miles to the University)

Other Downtown San Jose hotels



September 21, 2019
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Michael Flynn
(415) 407-7900


Charney Hall
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050 United States
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    Western Regional Legal Writing Conference 2019

  • September 21, 2019
  • 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Charney Hall