Academic Conferences: When Small is Beautiful
10 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2015 Last revised: 2 Mar 2016
Date Written: 2015
How can we create smaller academic events that promote genuine dialogue and intellectual exchange, while perhaps moving at a slower pace? Large, impersonal academic conferences may be a necessary element toward building a career, but for many they are far from pleasant and at some point deliver more burden than benefit. This essay makes a case for organizing and hosting more personal events on a smaller, more manageable scale.
This essay grew out of the author's hosting of, and participation in, a small conference on therapeutic jurisprudence at Suffolk University Law School in 2014.
Keywords: legal education, legal scholarship, therapeutic jurisprudence, law and psychology, higher education, academic conferences
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