march, 2021

08mar12:00 pm1:00 pmGood with Words - Teams and Talent12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Academic Innovation Virtual Event


Event Details

Writing is a team sport. But figuring out who should be on your particular team and what role everyone should play can be a real challenge. 

To learn some common mistakes to avoid, join Professor Patrick Barry for an interactive workshop that comes with the added bonus of giving you a peek into an actual University of Michigan Law School classroom. Students in Professor Barry’s “Self-Advocacy and Institutional Change” course will be right there with you learning, debating, and sharing their own tips on collaboration and composition.





An All-American soccer player in college, Professor Barry is the author of Good with Words: Writing and Editing as well the series The Syntax of Sports. He has won several teaching awards, including the Provost’s Innovation in Teaching Prize, the Wayne Booth Prize for Teaching Excellence, and the Outstanding Research Mentor Award. He also regularly works with law firms, state governments, and nonprofit organizations to improve their written and spoken advocacy.

*This virtual event will be recorded for educational and archival purposes, but it will not be shared with participants.

The Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) is committed to ensuring that our meetings and events are accessible to all individuals. This event will be using Zoom. Please let us know how we can ensure that this event is inclusive to you. What accommodations or access needs can we help facilitate? Contact Trevor Parnell, Event and Marketing Specialist ( with any questions or access needs.


(Monday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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