Summary

Each year, ALWD and LWI jointly sponsor a national survey of legal writing programs. The survey collects data on program design, curriculum, salary, workload, and status issues. Almost all law schools in the U.S. participate in these surveys.

ALWD/LWI Survey

ALWD and LWI jointly sponsor a national survey of legal writing programs. The survey collects data on program design, curriculum, salary, workload, and status issues. Almost all law schools in the U.S. participate in these surveys.

The ALWD/LWI 2019-2020 Survey is now complete!

2019-2020 Survey Committee

Ted Becker (Co-Chair)

Marci A. Rosenthal (Co-Chair)

Grant Christensen

Elizabeth Fishman

Elizabeth Frost

Kimberly Holst

Gail Mullins

Meredith Stange

Carolyn Williams

The joint ALWD/LWI Survey Committee is happy to announce that the 2019-2020 report of the Annual Survey is ready! 

For more than two decades, ALWD and LWI have jointly conducted this annual survey to gather information about LRW programs and LRW faculty.  This information allows us to better understand the evolution of our field and to support arguments in favor of strengthening the legal writing curriculum and improving the citizenship rights of legal writing faculty. 

In its current form, the Annual Survey has two phases.  The first phase is the Institutional Phase, which focuses on broad information about legal writing faculty and the legal writing curriculum at each responding school.  The second phase is the Individual Phase, which seeks more detailed information from individual faculty members who teach legal writing courses.  The Institutional Phase was implemented in 2016-2017, and the Individual Phase was implemented in 2017-2018.

Achieving the outstanding 85% response rate for this survey and producing the polished, detailed survey report is an arduous and time-consuming task.  The LWI and ALWD Boards are grateful to all members involved for their diligent work, and we hope that you will let them know that you are grateful as well.

For questions or more information about these results, contact Ted Becker (tbecker@umich.edu) or Marci Rosenthal (marciros@fiu.edu)..

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