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The Sixth Biennial Conference on Applied Legal Storytelling

The conference will be held in July 2017 at American University Washington College of Law.

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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.

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