Frequently Asked Questions

Membership

  • How do I decide what type of member I want to be?

There are three ways to join LWI.  Each entitles you to different privileges:

     1)  LWI Membership Entitles you to vote in biennial elections.

      2) Teaching Bank Membership –  Provides access to password-protected teaching materials on our website and you may subscribe to our listserv, LRWPROF-L.

      3)  LWI and Teaching Bank Membership Entitles you to vote in biennial elections, provides access to password-protected teaching  materials on our website, and you  may subscribe to LRWPROF-L.

  • How do I join LWI?  

To join LWI, click on "Become A Member" at the top right corner of the home page and click again on "Become a Member."  You can also scroll down on the home page to "Join LWI" and click on "Sign Up."  All you need to provide is your name and email address. 

As an LWI member, you become eligible to vote in our biennial elections but do not have access to LWI’s Teaching Bank or our organization’s listserv, LRWPROF-L.

  • How do I join the Teaching Bank?

To join the Teaching Bank, you must be a professional teacher of legal writing.  To join, click on "Become A Member" at the top right corner of the home page and click on "Teaching Bank Membership."  You can also scroll down on the home page to "Join LWI," click on "Learn More" and then "Teaching Bank Membership." You will be asked to provide verification of your teaching status. 

Once your application is approved, you will have access to a variety of password-protected materials in the Teaching Bank, including syllabi and sample problems.  Joining LWI’s Teaching Bank gives you the option to subscribe to our organization's listserv, LRWPROF-L but does not alone entitle you to vote in biennial elections. To vote, you must become an LWI member (see above).

  • What is the difference between joining LWI and joining the Teaching Bank?

Joining LWI entitles you to vote in our biennial elections.   To have access to password-protected materials in LWI's Teaching Bank or to join our organization’s listserv, LRWPROF-L, you must be a member of the Teaching Bank (see above).  In order to vote, have access to the Teaching Bank, and subscribe to the listserv, you must be an LWI member and a Teaching Bank member.

  • How do I get on the LWI listserv, LRWPROF-L?

Only LWI’s Teaching Bank members may choose to subscribe to our organization's listserv, LRWPROF-LFor policies relating to listserv postings, click here.

  • How do I unsubscribe from the LWI listserv, LRWPROF-L?

Two ways.  The easiest way is to send us a request through our "Contact Us" form, which you will find at the bottom of all the website pages and here.  Second way is to manage your account by following the steps listed here.  This also allows you to change your email address. You may also change your email address by notifying us through our “Contact Us” form.

  • What if my email address changes after I join LWI?

As an LWI member, we prefer that you contact us by clicking here. You can also rejoin using your new email address.  That will automatically subscribe you to the listserv and keep our membership list current but with a “dead email address” for you.  As a Teaching Bank member, you can change your address by signing in and clicking on “Edit Profile” in the upper left corner of the home page.

  • How can I serve on an LWI or ALWD/LWI committee?

In the spring of an even-numbered year, the President-Elect typically sends an email to the membership asking for interest in serving on the committees to be formed for the upcoming biennium to begin the coming summer.  Committee appointments usually last for the two years of that biennium (e.g., July 2018-July 2020).

  • How can I serve on the LWI Board of Directors?

In roughly February of an even year, the President-Elect sends an email to the membership on the listserv seeking nominations for open positions on the LWI Board of Directors for the next biennium.  Elections are then held in March (e.g., elections were held in March 2018 for the July 2018-July 2020 biennium).  The term for a Director-At-Large is four years.  For more information, consult our By-Laws here.

LWI's Teaching Bank

  • What is LWI’s Teaching Bank?

LWI’s Teaching Bank is a resource for members of the Teaching Bank that contains a vast array of teaching materials for legal writing courses, including syllabi and sample problems.  You must sign into your Teaching Bank account on the website to access it.

  • Where do I find the Teaching Bank?

Once you have signed in to your account, hover over your name with your cursor, and a menu will drop down.  Alternatively, go to the Resources page to find a link. 

  • What happened to the Idea Bank?

The Idea Bank was the first iteration of the Teaching Bank and housed elsewhere.  We now host the Teaching Bank on our own website. 

  • How do I submit a resource to the Teaching Bank?

To submit a resource to the Teaching Bank, click on the “Add a Resource” button on the main page of the Teaching Bank (to the right of the search box) and follow the instructions for uploading.

  • How do I find individual resources on LWI’s Teaching Bank?

The materials are organized by subject, jurisdiction, resource type, and source of law.  You can search for materials and filter by type. You can also go to https://www.lwionline.org/resources/teaching-bank and search by content type.

Website

  • Where can I submit general questions or comments about the website?

Any questions or comments can be submitted using the "Contact Us" form, which you will find at the bottom of all the website pages and here. 

  • How can I change my email address for the Teaching Bank?

As a Teaching Bank member, you can change your address by signing in and clicking on “Edit Profile” in the upper left corner of the home page.

  • Where can I submit material to be posted to the website?

If you are an LWI member or Committee chair and would like material posted to the website, please send a request through the "Contact Us" form, which you will find at the bottom of all the website pages and here.  A member of the Website Committee will contact you shortly.

  • Where can I submit photos to be posted on the website?

If you are an LWI member or Committee chair and would like material posted to the website, please send a request through the "Contact Us" form, which you will find at the bottom of all the website pages and here.  A member of the Website Committee will contact you shortly.