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MSU College of Law

Logistics — 4th Annual Junior Scholars in IP Workshop

I.  Lodging & Transport

Rooms have reserved at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823, (517) 337-4440.  Standard stay is for two nights (check-in Thursday, April 14; check-out Saturday, April 16).  If you need to make changes to your hotel reservation, please contact Sally Rice,

The Marriott provides free shuttle service from Lansing Airport.  Those of you flying into Lansing should contact Sally Rice with your arrival time, and she will arrange your shuttle pick-up by the hotel.  We will provide separate van transportation to/from the Law College on Friday and Saturday.  We will also arrange transport for those flying out of Lansing who wish to head directly to the airport at the conclusion of the Workshop.

II.  Meals

The Law College will provide meals throughout the Workshop, starting with breakfast on Friday through Saturday lunch.  All meals will be served at the Law College, with the exception of the conference dinner on Friday night, which will be held in the Galaxy Room of the MSU Kellogg Center.  If any of you have special dietary needs, please notify Sally Rice at your earliest convenience.

In addition, there will be an (optional) welcome dinner reception on Thursday, April 14, at Bistro 43 at the East Lansing Marriott from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  In order that we may get an accurate head count, please RSVP to Sally Rice,, by Tuesday, April 12, if you expect to attend the Thursday reception.

III.  Workshop Logistics & Format

The Workshop will take place in the Castle Boardroom (room 343) on the third floor of the Law College Building at Michigan State University.  We will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday morning and plan to conclude the final session shortly at 12:00 noon on Saturday.  Business casual dress; wireless access will be available via the open “lawguest” network.

Please note that the format of the JSIP Workshop is somewhat unusual:  In order to allow more time for discussion and analysis, authors do not present their own papers.  Instead, the first commentator will provide a brief  summary of the paper's main argument(s) before launching into his/her critique.  The first commentator will be allocated 13 minutes for this task, followed by 10 minutes for the second commentator.  Authors will then be permitted 5 minutes to respond to the commentators before the floor is opened to general discussion for a further 22 minutes (for a total of 50 minutes allotted per paper). 

To enable a robust exchange of views by all participants (not just commentators), we encourage you to read as many papers in advance of the Workshop as possible.

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