Blackwell Award 2008

Legal Writing Institute Honors Linda Edwards

The Blackwell
Awards Committee congratulates Linda H. Edwards as the winner of the 2008-2009 Blackwell Award. 

Linda has been and continues to be a motivating force in promoting scholarship about legal writing.  Through presenting at national conferences, mentoring professors, and publishing her own legal writing articles, Linda has helped to legitimize the field of legal writing scholarship and expand its offerings.  She has advanced legal writing pedagogy with her widely adopted textbooks on legal writing.  Further, she is a national leader, having served as the Chair of the AALS Section on Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing, as an ALWD Board member, and as a member of the ABA Committee on Communications Skills.

The LWI and ALWD Boards will present Linda with the Blackwell Award during the 2009 AALS Annual Meeting in conjunction with the presentation of the Golden Pen Award.  The awards ceremony and reception will take place Friday, January 9, 2009, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the New Children’s Museum of San Diego.  Please mark your calendars.  You won’t want to miss this occasion, as this event will also celebrate the beginning of LWI’s Silver Anniversary Year!    More details will follow.