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 and St. Thomas University School of Law.
Invitation to Register
Professor Tonya Brito, Director of the Institute for Legal Studies, is delighted to host this year's workshop and to invite black women law faculty and black women who are considering law teaching to register for this event. There is no fee, but space is limited and early registration is strongly encouraged.
A save-the-date note was circulated in October, 2013 and early registration is now available.
A formal invitation to register will be circulated in December.
A last call for registration will be circulated in April, 2014
What will be provided: A printed program, refreshments, most meals, and a gift bag. Workshop materials will be available on a secure website, with access information provided to registered participants. Travel and hotel costs are not included.
Registration Requirements: The registration form will require you to provide a very brief (only one-paragraph) bio statement and a link to your institutional or professional webpage. We also will ask you to confirm whether you will attend the dinner sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and whether you will attend the closing business meeting on Sunday morning, so that appropriate catering arrangements can be made.
Opportunity to Present: If you would like to present and receive feedback on a works-in-progress or a thoughts-out-loud early draft paper, please provide a working title and short description of your proposal on the registration form.
Hotel and Travel Information
Hotel Blocks - reserve by May 25th
Lowell Inn and Conference Center, located at 610 Langdon Street, Madison, one block from the Pyle 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.
DoubleTree Hotel The DoubleTree is a Hilton-owned property with many amenities located at 525 West Johnson Street, about three blocks from the Pyle Center. Rooms start at $135 and include free airport and campus area shuttle service (equivalent airport taxi service would run about $45). The DoubleTree is providing a hospitality suite for the Lytle Workshop group.
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
Map and Directions to Campus: Travel Info and UW Campus Map
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 hotel) 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.
For program content questions, please contact Professor Tonya Brito, Program Chair and Director of the Institute for Legal Studies.
For questions about logistics and other information on this page, please contact Pam Hollenhorst, Associate Director of the Institute for Legal Studies.