Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference

20th Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference 
March 13-14, 2020
University of Arizona Law

"2020 - Reflections on our past. Vision for our future."

Sponsored and hosted by the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law Legal Writing Department. 


The Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference began in 2000 at University of Arizona Law as the brainchild of Professor Suzanne Rabe (University of Arizona Law), Professor Judy Stinson (Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law), and Professor Terrill Pollman (UNLV Boyd School of Law). The three professors designed the conference as an informal exchange of teaching ideas among legal writing professors from schools in the loosely defined “Rocky Mountain” region, but it quickly grew into one of the largest and most popular regional legal writing conferences in the nation, drawing participants from across the nation and, indeed, across the globe.

Over the years, the conference location has rotated among the three founding schools, but has also taken place at other schools in the region, including the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder; the University of New Mexico School of Law in Albuquerque; the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in Denver; and the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City. For its 20th anniversary in 2020, the conference returns to where it all started in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, as we reflect on how our discipline has grown and changed and what we can learn from each other to meet the challenges to come.

For 20 years, thanks to the support of generous sponsors, the conference has offered free registration to all attendees. Anyone who administers or teaches in a legal writing program, whether full- or part-time, is welcome! Although registration is free, we ask that you do register at the link below so that we can accurately plan for meals and space.

This is a free one-and-a-half day conference open to anyone who administers or teaches in a legal writing program, full-time or part-time.

So that we can accurately plan for meals, we ask that you register by Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.



Rooms with special group rates have been reserved for conference attendees at: 

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa

Book Westward Look

Aloft Tucson University (walking distance to the College of Law)


Homewood Suites St. Phillips Plaza (4 miles from college, shuttle service available) 


Additional lodging near the College of Law:

Tucson Marriott University Park 

Arizona Inn

More Tucson lodging options:

Tucson is accessible by air through Tucson International Airport (TUS), approximately 20 minutes from campus.
Parking on campus near the James E. Rogers College of Law is available in the Park Garage or Highland Garage for $8/day. See the UA map for locations. 


For more to see and do in Tucson, visit

Tucson weather in March typically ranges from the high forties overnight to mid-seventies during the day, with relative humidity averaging in the thirties.

For more information on conference content, please contact either conference chair Professor Susie Salmon or program chair Professor Tessa Dysart.

For questions about conference or hotel registration, parking or similar needs, please contact Debbie Martin