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NCMA Tysons Writers Workshop at GWLaw

March 6 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

NCMA Tysons Writers Workshop at GWLaw

Description: Nothing is more important to your career success than to express your ideas through effective, written communication. This training workshop provides an active learning experience, designed to build self-awareness and create strong habits for crafting writing that is clear, practical, and persuasive. In this three-hour session, we will draw attention to the iterative process of writing, develop empathy for our audience, and build the growth mindset of a professional who welcomes feedback.

Location:

Stuart Hall, 101

2000 H Street, NW,

Washington, DC 20052

Date: March 6, 2020 9:00am – 12:00pm

Instructor: Karen Da Ponte Thornton

Bio: Karen DaPonte Thornton (LLM, ’01) is the Director of the Government Procurement Law Program. She has been part of the Government Procurement Law community since the earliest days of her legal career. She earned her LLM degree at GW Law as a part-time student, while serving on active-duty in the Army JAG Corps, assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chief Counsel’s Honors program. After eight years at the Corps, she moved to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where she served as Deputy Assistant General Counsel to the Defense Capabilities and Management team, providing legal counsel on numerous DOD procurement program audits requested by the House and Senate Armed Services Committees. In 2008, she was invited to serve an adjunct to the Public Contract Law Journal and found her true calling. Since joining the full-time legal writing faculty as associate director for upper level writing in 2009, Prof. Thornton has trained and supported dozens of JD, LLM, and MSGC students as they write and publish in the field of government contracts law. Her own scholarship has resulted from significant study of the pedagogy related to legal professional development. She has been a frequent presenter at legal writing and professional development conferences.

Cost: $60 member/$70 non-members

Description: Nothing is more important to your career success than to express your ideas through effective, written communication. This training workshop provides an active learning experience, designed to build self-awareness and create strong habits for crafting writing that is clear, practical, and persuasive. In this three-hour session, we will draw attention to the iterative process of writing, develop empathy for our audience, and build the growth mindset of a professional who welcomes feedback.

Location:

Stuart Hall, 101

2000 H Street, NW,

Washington, DC 20052

Date: March 6, 2020 9:00am – 12:00pm

Instructor: Karen Da Ponte Thornton

Bio: Karen DaPonte Thornton (LLM, ’01) is the Director of the Government Procurement Law Program. She has been part of the Government Procurement Law community since the earliest days of her legal career. She earned her LLM degree at GW Law as a part-time student, while serving on active-duty in the Army JAG Corps, assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chief Counsel’s Honors program. After eight years at the Corps, she moved to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where she served as Deputy Assistant General Counsel to the Defense Capabilities and Management team, providing legal counsel on numerous DOD procurement program audits requested by the House and Senate Armed Services Committees. In 2008, she was invited to serve an adjunct to the Public Contract Law Journal and found her true calling. Since joining the full-time legal writing faculty as associate director for upper level writing in 2009, Prof. Thornton has trained and supported dozens of JD, LLM, and MSGC students as they write and publish in the field of government contracts law. Her own scholarship has resulted from significant study of the pedagogy related to legal professional development. She has been a frequent presenter at legal writing and professional development conferences.

Cost: $60 member/$70 non-members

Description: Nothing is more important to your career success than to express your ideas through effective, written communication. This training workshop provides an active learning experience, designed to build self-awareness and create strong habits for crafting writing that is clear, practical, and persuasive. In this three-hour session, we will draw attention to the iterative process of writing, develop empathy for our audience, and build the growth mindset of a professional who welcomes feedback.

Location:

Stuart Hall, 101

2000 H Street, NW,

Washington, DC 20052


Date:
March 6, 2020 9:00am – 12:00pm


Instructor:
Karen Da Ponte Thornton

Bio: Karen DaPonte Thornton (LLM, ’01) is the Director of the Government Procurement Law Program. She has been part of the Government Procurement Law community since the earliest days of her legal career. She earned her LLM degree at GW Law as a part-time student, while serving on active-duty in the Army JAG Corps, assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chief Counsel’s Honors program. After eight years at the Corps, she moved to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where she served as Deputy Assistant General Counsel to the Defense Capabilities and Management team, providing legal counsel on numerous DOD procurement program audits requested by the House and Senate Armed Services Committees. In 2008, she was invited to serve an adjunct to the Public Contract Law Journal and found her true calling. Since joining the full-time legal writing faculty as associate director for upper level writing in 2009, Prof. Thornton has trained and supported dozens of JD, LLM, and MSGC students as they write and publish in the field of government contracts law. Her own scholarship has resulted from significant study of the pedagogy related to legal professional development. She has been a frequent presenter at legal writing and professional development conferences.


Cost:
$60 member/$70 non-members

Details

Date:
March 6
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ncma-tysons-writers-workshop-at-gwlaw-tickets-92579372395

Venue

George Washington University Law Sch: Adelman Martin
2000 H Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20052 United States

Organizer

NCMA Tysons Chapter
Website:
https://ncmatysons.org/