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Save the date for the 2024 Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute! The conference will take place at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana, from July 17-20, 2024.
As has often been said, sometimes the most challenging roads lead to the most desirable destinations. And legal writing professors around the world have surely tread a difficult path, not just during the pandemic, but for the past few decades. But we can take heart because the best is yet to come. Accordingly, the 21st Biennial Conference theme – The Best Is Yet to Come – will look ahead with cautious optimism, exploring the myriad ways that legal writing professors and our students can flourish into the future.
The 2024 Biennial indeed promises to be the best one yet. We invite you to join us there to reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and exchange innovative ideas about teaching, scholarship, discipline-building, inclusion, wellness, professional development, and more. We also hope this unique Biennial experience is both restorative and inspiring.
We want to thank and acknowledge our fabulous Biennial Planning Team, which is hard at work creating an immersive and transformative Biennial experience.
President-Elect: Abby Perdue (Wake Forest)
Our three Biennial Co-Chairs:
Budget Chair: Carolyn Williams (UND)
Sponsorship Chair: Heidi Brown (Brooklyn)
Registration Chair: Tessa Dysart (Arizona)
Site Co-Chairs: Allison Martin (IU-McKinney) & Joel Schumm (IU-McKinney)
Program Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Berenguer (Stetson) & Eun Hee Han (Georgetown)
Bench & Bar Co-Chairs: Sylvia Lett (Arizona) & Jane Grisé (Kentucky)
Site Sub-Committee: Heather Gram (Wake Forest), Wendy-Adele Humphrey (Texas Tech), Joy Kanwar (Brooklyn), Charles Calleros (ASU), Katrina Robinson (Cornell), Brad Desnoyer (IU-McKinney), Jim Dmitri (IU-McKinney), Cynthia Adams (IU-McKinney), Amber Morgan Walker (IU-McKinney), & Kristina Swanson (IU-McKinney)
Program Sub-Committee: Rosa Kim (Suffolk), Tiffany Jeffers (Georgetown), Drew Simshaw (Gonzaga), Rebecca Rich (Duke), Sarah Ware (UVA), Bryan Schwartz (Arizona), Sha-Shana Crichton (Howard), Sarah Morath (WFU), & Suzanna Geiser (Campbell)
Bench & Bar Sub-Committee: Michael Blasie (Seattle), Kate Brem (UHLC), Kathryn Campbell (Southwestern), Tom Cobb (Mitchell-Hamline), Laura D’Amato (BU), Joy Herr-Cardillo (Arizona), Joshua Jones (Cal Western), Pete Nemerovski (UNC), Eunice Peters (Washburn), Katrina Robinson (Cornell), Nancy Soonpaa (Texas Tech), Jerrod Williams (Loyola-Chicago), & Joe Fore (UVA)
To see biennial conference programs from prior biennials, click here.