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.
2014 Biennial Conference
The 2014 LWI Biennial Conference was recently held in Philadelphia from June 29-July 2, 2014. View the program if you are interested in teaching, studying, or practicing professional legal writing. Conference materials for many of the presentations held in Philadelphia are currently available online.
2014 Golden Pen Award
The Legal Writing Institute was pleased to present the 2014 Golden Pen Award to Ken Adams, author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, during the recently held 2014 Biennial Conference in Philadelphia.
2016 Biennial Conference
The 2016 LWI Biennial Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon in July 2016. More details coming soon!