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2021 Blackwell Award Winner

The Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute are proud to announce the winner of the 2021 Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing:

Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb

Materials for Teaching Online

A collection of helpful resources with kudos to Tracy Norton

 

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    Program now available!

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