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Applied Legal Storytelling

Please join us July 9-11, 2019 for the Seventh Annual Applied Legal Storytelling Conference at the University of Colorado.  Conference organizers include the Legal Writing Institute, the Clinical Legal Education Association, and the Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Scholarship Group.


For information, contact conference organizers, Amy Griffin, Amy.Griffin@Colorado.EDU, or Nantiya Ruan, nruan@law.du.edu.




2018 One-Day Workshops

Join us at one of 11 law schools across the country for One-Day Workshops on November 30, December 1, December 7, December 8, and December 14.  Details to follow!

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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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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.

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