9th Applied Legal Storytelling CFP

The planning committee for the 9th Biennial Applied Legal Storytelling Conference is pleased to send out this call for proposals. The conference will take place July 26 to 28, 2023 at The City Law School, City, University of London

Per usual there are two deadlines for proposals: December 2 (priority deadline) and February 3 (extended deadline). And per usual, we welcome people new to the discourse.

One-Day Workshops Call for Site Hosts

The LWI One-Day Workshop Committee invites applications for host schools for the 2022 One-Day Workshop series. 

If your school is interested in hosting, please complete the application form by the end of the day on October 7. The form asks these questions:

  1. Would you like to host an in-person conference or a virtual conference?
  2. Who will act as the site coordinator if your school is selected (name and email address)?
  3. Which is your preferred date? 
  4. Has your school previously hosted a One-Day Workshop? If so, in what year(s)?

If you have any questions about the selection process, hosting, or anything else, please feel free to email One-Day Workshop Committee Co-chair Susan Tanner.



2021 Phelps Award Winner

The LWI Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Christine Venter is the 2021 recipient of the Teresa Godwin Phelps Award for Scholarship in Legal Communication. 

LWI New Teacher Training Bootcamp

Unable to attend the live event? No problem--we've got you covered! Register now for access to the recorded event and all of the materials shared by the presenters! 

Cost: $100


Meet your 2022-24 Executive Officers

President: Susie Salmon

President-elect: Abigail Perdue

Secretary: Kristen Murray

Treasurer: Carolyn Williams

Communications and PR Officer: Heather Baxter

Immediate Past President: Kim Holst

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