The 2018 Biennial Conference was held in July 2018 at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Karin Mika, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and Mary Lawrence share a special moment at the Oregon One-Day Workshop, where Kathy Vinson, Suffolk University Law School, was presented with the Mary Lawrence Award.
We Write Retreats give members an opportunity for focused writing in a quiet and contemplative setting.
LWI supports the teaching and intellectual community created by its members by sponsoring a range of conferences highlighting legal writing teaching, scholarship, and public service.
Biennial Conference (since 1984)
The flagship Biennial Conference draws more than 500 participants from across the country and around the world for three days of sharing information, learning new ideas, celebrating at a gala event, and continuing conversations with friends and colleagues. Law schools submit proposals to host this prestigious conference. The next one will be held at Georgetown Law in July 2020.
Applied Legal Storytelling (since 2007)
Founded by a group of pioneering members interested in narrative theory, LWI now co-sponsors this unique conference, which focuses on applied narrative theory and storytelling on behalf of clients. It is usually held during the summer of an odd year, when there is no biennial conference.
Every year, usually in December, LWI sponsors One-Day Workshops on selected topics at 10-12 law schools across the country. These workshops often give members an opportunity to attend a conference in a more intimate setting close to home and help build regional relationships among faculty.
From time to time, LWI holds conferences on specific subject matters, including moot court and social justice. In addition, LWI advertises regional legal writing conferences that take place throughout the year. These regional conferences are sponsored by individual law schools and regional consortiums.