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.
The Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute is delighted to announce that Susan Chesler and Karen Sneddon are the 2020 recipients of the Teresa Godwin Phelps Award for Scholarship in Legal Communication.
The Selection Committee recommended Professors Chesler and Sneddon for their article titled, From Clause A to Clause Z: Narrative Transportation and the Transactional Reader, 71 S. C. L. Rev. 247 (2019-2020).
The Legal Writing Institute is beginning its 2022 election process to fill six “director-at-large” positions on the Institute’s Board of Directors. Nominations will be accepted through 8:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 4, 2022.
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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.
LWI is sponsoring a new scholarship workshop, modeled after workshops held in other disciplines. Each Peer Scholarship Exchange (“PSX”) will bring together
We look forward to seeing you all in Indy in 2024!
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
May 19, 2017
New York Law School
New York, NY
October 21, 2017
Regent University School of Law,
Virginia Beach, VA