We are excited to welcome you all to the LWI Biennial Conference in Milwaukee in July. If you were here for the ALWD Conference in 2013, you may remember our closing reception with the best custard ever—Kopp’s Frozen Custard. We’re going to have some more Kopp’s custard for the LWI Biennial Conference, but we have an added twist this year! We are going to feature three custom winning flavors: Ruth Bader Ginsberry, Legal Writing Minstitute, and Serial Caramel. Be sure to attend the Closing Reception to sample these original concoctions!
The Legal Writing Institute Pro Bono and Bar Outreach Committee is hosting a CLE initially targeting Wisconsin public interest attorneys but ultimately open to all attorneys on July 11, 2018 at Marquette University Law School before the 2018 LWI Biennial Conference. The CLE, entitled “Legal Writing Advice from the Experts,” will be taught by legal writing professors from across the country.
To allow for an interactive CLE, the CLE will be limited to 50 participants. Because the primary purpose of the CLE is to serve the host city for the biennial conference, public interest attorneys will have the first opportunity to register. In addition to the group sessions, CLE participants will have the opportunity to receive one-on-one feedback on a brief writing sample from a legal writing professor. Refer to the program and presenter bios here for more information.
Conference Start and End Times
We will kick off the conference with an opening reception at 6 pm on Wednesday, July 11. Programming begins early the next morning and runs through the late afternoon on Saturday, July 14. The conference program will be posted on the LWI website by February 9.
The room block at the Hilton Milwaukee is open. To get the $179 conference rate, use the group name "LWI.”
Marquette University dormitory lodging is also available. The rates are $55.25 per night, per room (single); $80.00 per night, per room (double); $ 89.25 per night, per room (triple); and $99.50 per night, per room (quad). To reserve a room, contact Carrie Enea at 414-288-4737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those of you have never been to Marquette or Milwaukee, the law school, which dates back to 1908, is in a bright and spacious new building (see picture above), and the conference hotel is just a few minutes' walk away. Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin. It sits on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, making it truly a water city in the middle of the country. The picture below is of Discovery World, the Science and Technology Museum on the Lake, where we will have our traditional gala dinner Friday night.
And there is much more to see and do in Milwaukee!
Check back for more updates as we count down to July 2018.
Your enthusiastic conference planners,
Rebekah Hanley (Oregon), Sherri Keene (Maryland), and Ted Becker (Michigan)
Conference Committee members:
Erin Carroll (Georgetown, Program Committee, Co-Chair)
Wendy-Adele Humphrey (Texas Tech, Program Committee, Co-Chair)
Alison Julien (Marquette, Site Committee Co-Chair)
Sue Bay (Marquette, Site Committee Co-Chair)
Heather Baum (Villanova, CLE, Co-Chair)
Kristin Hazelwood (Kentucky, CLE Co-Chair)
Frances DeLaurentis (Georgetown, Pro Bono Project)