2024 Biennial Conference Call for Proposals

Proposals for the 2024 Biennial Conference are now being accepted. Please submit your proposal by Aug. 4, 2023. Details and submission information at links below. 

9th Applied Legal Storytelling

The 9th Biennial Applied Legal Storytelling Conference will take place July 26 to 28, 2023 at The City Law School, City, University of London

Registration is now open! 

Draft Program

Conference details are available on the conference website. We hope to see you in London!

LWI New Teacher Training Bootcamp-Recordings Available!

Couldn't attend the live bootcamp? We've got you covered!!! Register now for the recording and materials from the Spring Bootcamp!

The Legal Writing Institute is pleased to follow our inaugural New Teacher Training Bootcamp with our first Spring Bootcamp--a one-day virtual workshop focused on teaching second semester legal writing.

Want more? You can access both the summer 2022 and spring 2023 bootcamps now! Order both bootcamps here.


2023 Blackwell Award Winner

ALWD and LWI are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2023 Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing is Ruth Anne Robbins. 

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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.

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