LWI New Teacher Training Bootcamp-Recording 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.

The bootcamp will provide an introduction to teaching second-semester 1L legal writing from expert legal writing faculty as well as advice from more junior colleagues. 

 

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.

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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