New Teacher Bootcamp

Registration is now open for our New Teacher Bootcamp!

Announcing 2022-24 LEAP Board Member

Congratulations to Maryam Franzella, our 2022-24 LWI LEAP Board Member. 

2022 Biennial Conference

The theme for the 2022 Biennial Conference is "Punctuated Equilibrium." This theme acknowledges the evolutionary theory that change occurs rapidly and that the Pandemic has pushed us, as educational leaders, into such a period of rapid change. 


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    The Eighth Applied Legal Storytelling Conference will take place virtually from July 14-16, 2021.  Mercer University School of Law will host this virtual conference.  


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    New Workshop Series

    LWI is sponsoring a new scholarship workshop, modeled after workshops held in other disciplines. Each Peer Scholarship Exchange (“PSX”) will bring together

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    We look forward to seeing you all in Indy in 2024!





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    LWI's We Write Retreats provide a fixed space and dedicated time for legal writing professors to devote themselves to focused and intensive scholarly writing, away

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    New York Law School

    New York, NY