Current Plaudits

Aida Alaka


Associate dean and professor, School of Law

Journal articles

  • "Learning Styles: What Differences Do the Diffferences Make?" Charleston Law Review (forthcoming).
  • "The Grammar Wars come to Law School." 18 legal Education Digest (2010).
  • "The Grammar Wars come to Law School." Journal of Legal Education (February 2010).
  • "Phenomenology of Error in Legal Writing." 28 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 1 (2009).

Presentations

  • "Curricular Reform: The Next Wave," Association of Legal Writing Directors, Sacrament, Calif. June 2011
  • "Building a Bridge to Everywhere: Improving Transfer of Learning from Legal Writing Programs to Other Contexts," Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Conference, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, June 2010
  • "No Law Student Left Behind: Reaching out to the New Legal Writer," Legal Writing Institute Conference, Marco Island, Fla., June 2010
  • "Phenomenology of Error in Legal Writing" and "The Grammar Wars Come to Law School," Project for Excellence in Legal Communication/ Virtual Legal Writing Conference Annual Scholarship Highlights: New Voices and New Ideas in Legal Communication," Tampa Bay, Fla., April 2010 
  • "Building a Bridge to Everywhere: Improving Transfer of Learning from Legal Writing Programs to Other Contexts," Professionalization of Legal Writing Programs, Association of Legal Writing Directors Conference, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, July 2009 (with Tonya Kowalski)
  •   "Phenomenological Practitioner Research: How to Study Your Students' Problems to Improve Your Teaching," Implementing Best Practices and Educating Lawyers: Teaching Skills and Professionalism Across the Curriculum, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Wash., June 2009
  •   "Bridging Skills 'Back to the Future':  Transfer of Learning within the Legal Writing Classroom," Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, March 2009 (with Tonya Kowalski)
  •   "Ask an Expert!" (moderator and panel member), Employment Law Update Seminar, City of Lawrence, Kans., October 2008

Offices and appointments

  • Board of editors, Journal of the Kansas Bar Association  
  • Site committee, Professionalization of Legal Writing Programs, Association of Legal Writing Directors Conference, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  •   Scholarship committee, Association of Legal Writing Directors/Legal Writing Institute