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.

The ALWD/LWI 2017-2018 Survey is now complete!

2017-18 Survey Administration Committee

Alyssa Dragnich (Chair)
Johanna Dennis
Raul Fernandez-Calienes
Kristin Knudsen
Gail Mullins
Dyane O’Leary
Joan Rocklin
Judy Rosenbaum

Survey Revision Coordinator
Jodi Wilson

2017-18 Survey Report Committee
Meredith Aden (Chair)
Ted Becker (Chair)
Liz Frost
Kristy Hazelwood
Gail Mullins
Pete Nemerovski
Dyane O’Leary
Joan Rocklin
Judy Rosenbaum
Marci Rosenthal
Ken Swift
Carolyn Williams



The joint ALWD/LWI Survey Committee is happy to announce that the 2017-2018 report of the Annual Survey is ready! 

Over the past 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. 

Achieving the outstanding 90% response rate for this year's  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 more information or questions about these results, contact Meredith Aden ( or Ted Becker (

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