Saturday, October 23, 2010
In early December, 2010, the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) will hold one-day workshops at 16 locations nationwide. Taught by experienced legal writing professors, librarians and writing specialists, the workshops are designed for new legal research and writing professors and adjuncts. They will also benefit seasoned educators looking for practical ideas and insights on handling some of the more challenging aspects of this growing academic field. Presenters will offer tips and best practices for creating appropriate assignments, grading papers and holding student conferences. They will also discuss recent developments in teaching legal research and professional development.
Friday, December 3, 2010 (except where otherwise noted below)
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA
Charleston School of Law, Charleston, SC (Friday, December 10, 2010)
Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA
Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA
Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, CA
Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA
St. John's School of Law, New York, NY (Manhattan campus)
Stetson University College of Law, Tampa, FL
Suffolk Law School, Boston, MA
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, OH
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (Saturday, December 4, 2010)
University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, OK
Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DL
$100. Registration fees will be donated to LWI, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving legal writing by providing a forum for discussion and scholarship about legal writing, analysis and research. LWI promotes these activities through its publications, workshops, specialty conferences and the national biennial conferences held in even-numbered years.
A small number of need-based scholarships will be available at each location. Contact Prof. Tracy McGaugh to apply for a scholarship.
Please register online at http://www.lwionline.org/lwi_conferences.html
and click on the location where you want to attend.
For more information about the one-day workshops, visit this page: http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2010/10/lwi-one-day-workshops.html
Contact information for LWI’s national co-chairs is:
Professor Mark Wojcik (The John Marshall Law School) at [email protected]
Professor Robin Boyle (St. John’s University School of Law) at [email protected]
Professor Tracy McGaugh (Touro Law Center) at [email protected].
The Legal Writing Institute has over 2,600 members and includes representatives from 38 different countries. It is the second largest organization of law professors in the United States. LWI sponsors many different working committees and projects. It makes its physical home at Mercer University School of Law in Georgia.