Congratulations LWI/ALWD/LexisNexis Scholarship Grant Recipients

The Legal Writing Institute (LWI), the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), and LexisNexis are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Legal Writing Scholarship Grants for teachers of legal research and writing. 

Marissa Meredith (Duquesne), Reframing Persuasion Pedagogy to Create Social Engineers 

Dr. Almas Khan (Georgetown), Judicial Activism and Legal Education in the Black Lives Matter Era

Michael Blasie (Penn State Dickinson), From Nice to Necessary: The Effects of Legal Writing Laws

Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession

Join us on September 24-25, 2021 for this symposium sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute and the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute and hosted by Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.   

2021 Golden Pen Award Winner

The Legal Writing Institute is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Golden Pen Award:

Judge Carlton W. Reeves

Materials for Teaching Online

A collection of helpful resources with kudos to Tracy Norton


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