Bootcamp Registration is Live!

Registration is live for the New(er) Teacher Training Bootcamp! The Legal Writing Institute is pleased to invite all new teachers of legal writing to participate in our annual New Teacher Training Bootcamp! “New” doesn’t just mean “brand new”–anyone in their first few years of teaching the first-year legal writing course can benefit from the bootcamp! And “teachers” includes all teachers of 1L legal writing, including new full-time faculty, fellows, and adjunct faculty.

Teresa G. Phelps Award

The Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute is delighted to announce that Susan McMahon is the recipient of the 2024 Teresa Godwin Phelps Award for Scholarship in Legal Communication.

Register for the 2024 LWI Biennial Conference!

The conference will take place at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana, from July 17-20, 2024.

 

Mary Lawrence Award

The Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) is elated to announce Helene Shapo as the recipient of the 2024 Mary Lawrence Award. Professor Shapo is Professor of Law Emerita at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Sirico Scholars’ Workshop

The Governing Board of the Sirico Scholars’ Workshop is pleased to announce the 2024 Sirico Scholars’ Workshop in Indianapolis, July 13-16, 2024. More details will be coming soon.

Influential Teaching Award

The Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute is thrilled to announce that Professor Joan M. Rocklin is the recipient of the 2024 Influential Teaching Award.

Courage Award

The Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) announces with enthusiasm that Professors Mary Bowman and Bob Brain are the recipients of the 2024 Courage Award.

Congrats to our New LWI Board Members for 2024-2028!

Emerging Scholar Award

The Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) is delighted to announce that Professor Michael Blasie is the recipient of the 2024 Emerging Scholar Award. The Board created this award in 2019 to help foster a new generation of scholars in our field. The award is limited to a professor’s first or second full-length, published article on legal writing or pedagogy.

Golden Pen Award

The Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute is pleased to announce that Joseph Kimble is the recipient of the 2024 Golden Pen Award.

10th Biennial Applied Legal Storytelling Conference

Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more details on registration, accommodations, and programming. We look forward to seeing you in Ann Arbor!

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