THE LEGAL WRITING INSTITUTE WRITERS WORKSHOP
We are pleased to announce the fourteenth Legal Writing Institute Writers Workshop to take place on Friday, July 14 through Monday, July 17, 2017. The workshop will give up to twelve Legal Writing faculty the opportunity to spend time working on their academic writing projects and improving their scholarly skills.
The Workshop will take place at a Victorian Mansion in the 16th Street Heights area of NW Washington DC; depending on demand, we may also have a few rooms in a nearby bed and breakfast or hotel. The Workshop will take place immediately after the 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. We give priority 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: Christine Coughlin, Deborah Gordon, Louis Sirico
Where Will the Workshop Be?
The workshop will take place at a large Victorian mansion (an AirBnB property), a great location for thought and productivity. We will have exclusive access to the whole mansion.
Participants will pay a $300 registration. LWI will cover all meals, beginning with lunch on July 14 and ending with breakfast on July 17.
If I Have Questions, Whom Should I Ask?
Please contact Kim Holst at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 965-1144.
How Do I Apply?
Please fill out the application found here (or at forms.law.asu.edu/LWIWW2017) by noon, Monday, May 1. We will select participants as quickly as we can and on a rolling basis.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Washington D.C.!
The Writers Workshop Governing Board