We are pleased to announce the sixteenth Legal Writing Institute Writers' Workshop, renamed the Sirico Scholars' Workshop in honor of our dear Villanova colleague Lou Sirico, was held in July 2019 at a home in the mountains near Boulder, CO. The workshop consisted of three days of writing, critiquing, and sharing nine works-in-progress. The Workshop took place immediately after the Seventh Biennial Applied Legal Storytelling Conference at the University of Colorado. Our thanks to facilitators Cynthia Adams, Indiana, Ken Chestek, Wyoming, and Christine Coughlin, Wake Forest.
When Can I Apply?
The call for applications usually goes out in the spring for a summer workshop linked either to the LWI Biennial or the LWI Applied Legal Storytelling Conference.
Who is Eligible to Attend?
All members of the Legal Writing Institute are eligible. You must have a scholarly writing project well underway and beyond the initial stages of performing early research and drafting a tentative outline. You must at least have some sort of partial draft. To be clear, we expect you to arrive with a substantial work product. In most cases, a scholarly writing project should result in a law review article or something similar.
Although all LWI members are encouraged to apply, we are limited to 12 participants. We give priority to full-time Legal Writing faculty for whom scholarly writing is a prerequisite for retention, promotion, or tenure and to applicants who have not attended past Workshops.
What Will We Do at the Workshop?
Participants make presentations on their projects to small groups of three and receive feedback. Each session runs about ninety minutes. They also take part in several guided discussion groups, each on a different topic. Participants will also have time to work on their drafts.
Will There Be Facilitators?
Yes, experienced scholarly writers who volunteer their time.
Where Will the Workshop Be?
2020 has yet to be announced.
Participants pay a registration fee. LWI covers all meals.
How Do I Apply?
An online application will be found here when available.
For questions, please contact one of the Governing Board members, Cindy Adams, Indiana; Ken Chestek, Wyoming; Deborah Gordon, Drexel; Michael Higdon, Tennessee; Kim Holst, Arizona State; or Kathy Stanchi, UNLV.