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.
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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.
LWI Lives is a regular electronic publication of the “Faces of LWI” Committee, which explores the emerging identity of LWI and its members. We have
Thank you to The Second Draft for focusing on the important topic of pedagogical innovation. The individual and programmatic developments showcased in this issue demonstrate
These guidelines for the LWI LRWPROF-list were adopted in May 2015.
The call for proposals for LWI 2018 is out, and due on Monday, June 12, 2017.
LWI Lives is a regular electronic publication of the “Faces of LWI” Committee, which explores and communicates the emerging identity of LWI and its members.