The Legal Writing Institute (LWI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving legal writing by providing a forum for discussion and scholarship about legal writing, analysis, and research. LWI promotes these activities through its publications, workshops, specialty conferences, and the national biennial conferences held in even-numbered years. The Legal Writing Institute has over 2,800 members and includes representatives from 38 different countries. We are the second largest organization of law professors in the United States. Only the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) involves more members of the legal academic community. LWI sponsors many different working committees and projects.
The Legal Writing Institute has its physical home at Mercer University School of Law. LWI gratefully thanks Mercer for all of its support.
One-Day Workshops: Ten law schools around the country will host LWI's Fifth Annual One-Day Workshops in December. Get details on the One-Day Workshops page!
The Fifth Biennial Conference on Applied Legal Storytelling is coming in July 2015 to the Seattle University School of Law. Get all the details, see the call for proposals, and review bibliography materials on the Applied Storytelling Conference page!
Blackwell Award: The 2015 Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing will be presented to Helene Shapo, Professor of Law Emerita at Northwestern University School of Law. Join us at the Blackwell Award Reception during the AALS Annual Meeting, Friday, January 2, 2015, from 8-10 p.m.
2016 Biennial Conference: The 2016 LWI Biennial Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon, in July 2016. More details coming soon!
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