The LWI Professional Status Committee continues its work to advance the status of legal writing professionals. We have created several resources for our community, including
We have more exciting initiatives planned and we also want to hear from you – what is going on around the country in legal writing? We are open to hearing about anything, but a few of the concerns we have been hearing include the following: Do you have concerns or successes to share about workload or security of position in light of changes prompted by the pandemic? Do you have concerns or successes related to online instruction? Would you like the committee to provide more information about standards for promotion and retention, navigating status changes, or curricular oversight?
We are here to listen. Please join the committee for an open hour of discussion on Friday, March 12, at 3:00 p.m. ET, 2:00 CT, 1:00 MT, and Noon PT at https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/95491372040. We welcome your thoughts, observations, concerns, and questions.
Join us on September 24-25, 2021 for this symposium sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute and the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute and hosted by Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
Join us for a celebration honoring our Blackwell Award winner: Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb. The celebration will begin on Friday, Jan. 29 at 7:00 p.m. EST! Information regarding registration can be found here. We'll be toasting Teri with her favorite cocktail--the Velvet Hammer. Access the event's program here.
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The Legal Writing Institute (LWI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving legal communication. We believe that effective legal communication is critical to the wellbeing of society, the judicial system, and the legal profession.
Each year, ALWD and LWI jointly sponsor a national survey of legal writing programs. The survey collects data on program design, curriculum, salary, workload, and status issues. Almost all law schools in the U.S. participate in these surveys.
We look forward to seeing you in Washington D.C. in 2022.
The Eighth Applied Legal Storytelling Conference will take place virtually from July 14-16, 2021. Mercer University School of Law will host this virtual conference. The
LWI is sponsoring a new scholarship workshop, modeled after workshops held in other disciplines. Each Peer Scholarship Exchange (“PSX”) will bring together
We look forward to seeing you all in Indy in 2024!
LWI's We Write Retreats provide a fixed space and dedicated time for legal writing professors to devote themselves to focused and intensive scholarly writing, away