Notes from the Road

Notes from the Road: Clio Cloud Conference 2016, Chicago

What better way to take a break from the Seminarpocalypse® than to travel some more, this time to a conference? Earlier this week I was in Chicago for Clio Cloud Conference 2016, which ran on Monday and Tuesday. Legal-conference travelogues generally don’t make for compelling reading, but here goes anyway. Speaking I was at the conference because @JoshuaLenon had invited … Read More

Notes from the Road: South Bend, Indiana

So here I am in South Bend, Indiana, teaching for the third time an “intensive” course in contract drafting at Notre Dame Law School, the aim being to fit a semester-long course into three weeks. Why am I here? Well, because the law school asked me. And given my peripatetic ways, parachuting in to South Bend for a brief stay … Read More

Notes from the Road: Zurich

Last week I was in Zurich. I was there to do an in-house “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar on Tuesday for ABB, the global engineering company, followed by public seminars on Wednesday and Thursday. But I arrived on Monday, in time for the Sechseläuten, Zurich’s spring festival. I was staying in Oerlikon, where ABB’s offices are, but on Monday afternoon I took the train … Read More

Notes from the Road: China

I’m at the end of a whirlwind trip to China. Five seminars in eight days—Beijing, Shanghai, then Beijing again. The impetus for the trip was public seminars in Beijing and Shanghai. I was invited to give the seminars by Simon Huang, through his company SiS Conference Consulting. Simon organizes high-end legal and business training events. He’s very efficient, resourceful, and knowledgeable. … Read More

Notes from the Road: Back to London

I’ve just returned from from my third trip to London this year. The first was to speak at a conference; the second was to do an in-house seminar at one of the big English law firms; this time around, it was to do a public “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar for the Faculty of Laws of University College London. Here’s how … Read More

Notes from the Road: Aarhus, Denmark

I’m now cooling my heels in Copenhagen. I just came from Aarhus, Denmark. Let me tell you about that part of my trip. Tuesday, May 26 I arrived in Aarhus after an overnight flight via Amsterdam and Copenhagen. I went there to give an in-house “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a manufacturer of wind turbine generators. … Read More

Notes from the Road: Australia 2014

I’m back in Kuala Lumpur, for a seminar starting tomorrow. I came here from Sydney; let me tell you about my time in Australia. As usual, this trip was sandwiched between other seminar commitments. My itinerary: arrived on Saturday; spent Sunday waiting for my bag to show up; on Monday, did a “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar in Melbourne, then went … Read More

Notes from the Road: Abu Dhabi and Dubai

So here I am, whiling away some hours in Dubai International Airport, waiting to catch a flight to Paris, where I will catch another flight home. (Yes, I’m missing Thanksgiving. Happy Turkey Day, y’all.) Since my previous “Notes from the Road” post, I’ve been to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai. During other trips I wrote about the first … Read More

Notes from the Road: Seoul

I’m now in Singapore, gearing up for tomorrow’s seminar. For those who might find it of interest, here’s how my time in Seoul went. Wednesday, 13 November Having arrived the night before, I spent most of the day hanging out in the Renaissance Seoul hotel and its immediate environs (Gangnam). As usual, I wasn’t interested in being a tourist—unless an … Read More

Notes from the Road: Idaho

Greetings from Boise! I’ve spent most of the week in Idaho at the request of the Idaho State Bar. The first stop was Coeur d’Alene (the northern blue marker in the map to the left). I arrived there on Tuesday, after flying to Spokane, Washington, the renting a car and driving half an hour. That’s what passes for adventure in … Read More