8th Annual Lutie Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop

June 26-29, 2014

About this Event

The Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop (the "Lytle Workshop") is an annual workshop for current and aspiring black women law faculty, and black women law students considering going into law teaching. While the primary focus is on legal scholarship, this event is important for networking, bonding, and getting refreshed. Click here for more information about the workshop history. Since the workshop began, participants have published 29 books, 44 book chapters, and 425 articles: click here for a bibliography of works authored by workshop attendees as of 2013.

The 2014 session will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin Law School on June 26-29 in Madison. There will be sessions designed for all career stages, from mock job talks for aspiring professors, discussion of works-in-progress, strategies for getting published, to advice for mapping a path to tenure and mentoring others.

This event is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Law School and the Institute for Legal Studies, and cosponsored by Thurgood Marshall Law School, St. Thomas University School of Law, and the Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University School of Law.

Invitation to Register and to Submit a Proposal

Professor Tonya Brito, Director of the Institute for Legal Studies, is delighted to host this year's workshop. Early registration is strongly encouraged. Although there is no fee, space is limited.

Please note the following deadlines:
Deadline for Registering: April 30, 2014
Deadline for Submitting Proposal Abstracts: April 30, 2014
Deadline for Hotel Blocks:  May 25, 2014
Deadline for Submitting Draft Papers: June 2, 2014
     Late registrations, abstracts, and papers will be placed on a wait list.

Registration Requirements: The registration form requires you to provide your contact information and a very brief biographical statement (as well as a link to your institutional or professional webpage). We ask you to confirm whether you will attend the pre-workshop sessions during the day on Thursday, the dinner sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and the closing business meeting on Sunday morning, so that catering arrangements can be made. In addition, we ask you to indicate if you wish to present at the workshop.

Opportunity to Present: Participants will have an opportunity to receive feedback from colleagues on works-in-progress and on ideas in the formative stage during incubator sessions.  For more information, please click here.

Hotel Information: Reserve by May 25th

Lowell Inn and Conference Center, located at 610 Langdon Street, Madison, one block from the Pyle Conference Center. Room rates start at $89, including breakfast and off-site parking (onsite parking is available for $8 per day; the free parking is a few blocks from the hotel). If you are driving, note that the drive-up entrance to the Lowell Center faces Frances Street. If you are flying to Madison, note that airport shuttle service is not provided by this hotel.
     To reserve a room in this block, paste this event-specific link into your browser window:  http://bit.ly/lytle25jun or call 608-256-2621 or toll free 866-301-1753 and request group code LYTLE.  Pyle Center and Lowell Center directions, map, and nearby parking

DoubleTree Hotel The DoubleTree is a Hilton-owned property with many amenities located at 525 West Johnson Street, about four blocks from the Pyle Center. Rooms start at $135 and include free airport and campus shuttle service (equivalent round trip airport taxi service would run about $45). The DoubleTree is providing a hospitality suite for the Lytle Workshop group.
     Shuttle service note: call from the airport for pickup; travel time is about 30 minutes due to construction delays. Service to the airport should be arranged with the front desk the night before departure.
     To reserve a room in this block, use this event-specific link: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/M/MSNDTDT-LYT-20140625/index.jhtml or call 608-251-5511 and request a room under group code LYT.

Maps and Travel Information

Enlarged Campus Map with Workshop Venues
  The Lowell Inn, DoubleTree Hotel, Pyle Conference Center, Law School, & University Club, with walking routes between each venue.
There is construction on campus, right in the middle of the area that is highlighted on the map, but pedestrian walkways will be available.

Directions to the Law School and Campus Map

Travel Option:
If you choose to fly into Mitchell airport in Milwaukee instead of the Dane County Airport in Madison, there is regular and inexpensive bus service between campus (and the nearby conference hotels) and the airport in Milwaukee. You can check out the schedules and times at www.badgerbus.com. The stop at the airport is called Milwaukee Mitchell Airport and the campus stop is Memorial Union Madison or Chazen Museum Madison. The two stops are a block apart and the online instructions will tell you which one to select depending on whether the bus is departing from or arriving at Madison. Both stops are very close to our meeting venue and hotels.


Planning Committee Members 

Rachel Anderson (University of Nevada-Las Vegas Boyd School of Law)
Michelle Anglade (Florida International University College of Law)
Tonya Brito (University of Wisconsin Law School)
Ann Cammett (CUNY School of Law)
D. Wendy Greene (Cumberland School of Law)
Tamara Lawson (St. Thomas University School of Law)
Angela Onwuachi-Willig (University of Iowa College of Law)
Melynda Price (University of Kentucky College of Law)
Victoria Shannon (Washington and Lee University School of Law)
Peggie R. Smith (Washington University School of Law-St. Louis)
Asmara Tekle (Thurgood Marshall School of Law)


Pam Hollenhorst (University of Wisconsin Law School)

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