Women’s Leadership in Legal Academia 2019 Conference

The University of Virginia School of Law

The University of Virginia School of Law will host the second annual Women’s Leadership in Academia Conference from July 18-19, with the goal of advancing women professors, librarians and clinicians in leadership positions in the legal academy. Conference programming is focused on building skills and providing tools and information that are directly applicable to women aspiring to be leaders in legal education. The conference will address the unique perspectives and challenges of women and provide programming that will be useful to developing leaders.


Conference Schedule

Thursday, July 18, 2019

8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.

Conference events at UVA Law

Evening

Dinner for conference participants

Friday, July 19, 2019

8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

Conference events at UVA Law

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

CV review for interested participants
 

CV Review and Advising

Do you want feedback on your CV? We have assembled a team of deans, recruiters and legal educators with search panel experience to review and provide feedback on submitted CVs. Time is set aside on Friday afternoon, July 19, for interested conference participants to speak with recruiters.
 
If interested, please submit your CV to Ginny Clayton by Friday, June 28.
 

Transportation and Lodging

The Inn at Darden

Located adjacent to UVA Law, the Inn at Darden features a Queen room, complimentary breakfast buffet and free parking. $125/night plus tax.

To reserve a room at the Inn at Darden:

  1. Book online.
  2. Call the Inn at 434-297-7384 and reference “Women's Leadership in Academia.”

Residence Inn Millmont Street

Located a short walk (.5 miles) from UVA Law, the hotel offers a Queen Suite, full kitchen, complimentary breakfast buffet and free parking. $148/night plus tax.

To reserve a room at the Residence Inn Millmont Street: Call 434-923-0300 before Wednesday, June 26 and ask for the “UVA Law School” room block

The Graduate

Located 2 miles from UVA Law, the hotel is on West Main Street, on “The Corner” and just across from UVA Grounds.  The hotel offers a King room, onsite restaurant and rooftop bar. Valet parking is $15/night. Rate is $139/night plus tax.

To reserve a room at the Graduate:

  1. Call 434-295-4333 before June 17 and request the “Women’s Leadership in Legal Academia Conference.”
  2. Book online.

Residence Inn Charlottesville Downtown

Located 2.5 miles from UVA Law, the hotel is within walking distance of Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall. The hotel offers a King Studio Suite, complimentary breakfast buffet and free parking. $159/night plus tax.

To make a reservation, book online before June 17.

The Marriott Draftsman

A boutique hotel located on West Main Street, it’s 2.5 miles from UVA School of Law in the heart of downtown Charlottesville.  The Draftsman offers king rooms and an onsite restaurant.  Valet parking is $18/night.  Rate is $229/night plus tax.

To make a reservation, book online before June 3.

 

About the Women’s Leadership Initiative

The University of Virginia, in conjunction with the law schools of the University of Georgia, Yale University, UCLA, Brigham Young University, Michigan State University, and University of Tennessee, are spearheading a program that will feature leadership conferences aimed at preparing women in legal education for leadership opportunities and advancement.
 
This initiative is in response to valuable feedback from Discussions on Women’s Leadership in Legal Academia held during the 2017 and 2018 AALS Annual Meeting. Our colleagues expressed a need for a sustained project to foster women’s leadership. Based on that feedback, we began developing a conference to address needs such as negotiation skills, conflict management, and effective communication.
 
The 2019 Women’s Leadership in Academia Conference at the University of Virginia School of Law is the second annual conference and follows the very successful inaugural conference held at the University of Georgia last year. The UGA conference brought together women from all over the country, and we hope to bring still more together this year. These gatherings are just the beginning of what we see as a long-term initiative to advance women in legal education.
 
As this initiative moves forward, future conferences will rotate among partner schools. In addition, we will use the AALS Annual Meeting as a way to bring our community together, provide leadership programming, and give women legal educators a chance to network and provide feedback on the continuing initiative. Each year, please look for the Women’s Leadership Initiative event at the AALS Annual Meeting!

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