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 will take place in Philadelphia from June 29-July 2, 2014. Program planners are considering nearly 250 proposals to line up a program that will appeal to everyone interested in teaching, studying, or practicing professional legal writing.

2014 Golden Pen Award

The Legal Writing Institute is pleased to announce that the 2014 Golden Pen Award will be presented to Ken Adams, author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, at the 2014 Biennial Conference in Philadelphia.

Monograph Series Volume Three

The third volume of the LWI Monograph Series, "Teaching Legal Writing: Theory" is now available. The new volume includes articles addressing various theoretical approaches to teaching legal analysis, research, and writing.