Register for the 2024 LWI Biennial Conference!

The conference will take place at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana, from July 17-20, 2024.


Call for Nominations for Phelps Award

This award honors and draws attention to individual works of outstanding scholarship specific to the legal writing discipline that are published in a given calendar year.

The nomination deadline is April 18, 2024.

Sirico Scholars’ Workshop

The Governing Board of the Sirico Scholars’ Workshop is pleased to announce the 2024 Sirico Scholars’ Workshop in Indianapolis, July 13-16, 2024. To apply for a spot in this outstanding program, please fill out the application by March 15, 2024. We will notify participants in early April. 

Congrats to our New LWI Board Members for 2024-2028!

10th Biennial Applied Legal Storytelling Conference

Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more details on registration, accommodations, and programming. We look forward to seeing you in Ann Arbor!

LEAP Board Member

LWI is now accepting applications for the 2024-2026 LEAP Board Member positions. For more information, please click the Call for Applications button below. 

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About Us

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.

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