Sunday, April 21, 2013

Legal Writing Institute: Summer Writers Workshop



 We are pleased to announce the tenth Legal Writing

Institute Writers Workshop to take place on June 29-July 2, 2013. The

workshop will give up to twelve Legal Writing faculty the opportunity

to spend time working on their academic writing projects and improving

their scholarly skills.


            The Workshop will take place at the Lake Lawn Resort in

Delavan, Wisconsin.  It will take place immediately following the ALWD

annual conference in Milwaukee (June 26-28).  Lake Lawn is located

approximately an hour's drive from Milwaukee.  From Chicago, Lake Lawn

is about a two-hour drive.


Who is Eligible to Attend?


            All members of the Legal Writing Institute are eligible.

You must have a scholarly writing project well underway and beyond the

initial stages of performing the initial research and drafting a

tentative outline. You must at least have some sort of partial draft.

To be clear, we expect you to arrive with a substantial work product.

In most cases, a scholarly writing project should result in a law

review article.


           We give priority to full time Legal Writing faculty for

whom scholarly writing is a prerequisite for retention, promotion, or tenure.

We will give priority to applicants who have not attended past Workshops.


 What Will We Do at the Workshop?


            Participants make presentations on their projects to small

groups of three and receive feedback. Each session runs about ninety

minutes. They also may take part in several guided discussion groups,

each on a different topic. Participants will also have time to work on

their drafts.


 Will There Be Facilitators?


            Yes. Lou Sirico (Villanova) and additional facilitators

(TBA) will organize the program and offer their guidance.


 Where Will the Workshop Be?


            The workshop will take place at the Lake Lawn Resort in

Delavan, Wisconsin.


 Who Pays?


            This year, participants will need to pay (1) the $350

registration fee and (2) the cost of their daily meals (excluding a

final group dinner at the close of the Workshop).  LWI will cover the

ground transportation to/from the hotel, facility costs (including

hotel rooms), and one group dinner on July 1.


 If I Have Questions, Whom Should I Ask?


 Please contact Lou Sirico at (610)


 How Do I Apply?


      Please fill out the following application and

submit it by email by noon, Friday, May 17

  We will select participants as quickly as we can.








 Please return this application by email to Lou Sirico:




 Law School Affiliation:


 Mailing Address:


 Email Address:


 Telephone Number:


 Are You a Full Time Faculty Member?


 For How Many Years Have You Been Teaching Legal Writing?


 Is Scholarship a Requirement for Your Retention, Promotion, or Tenure?

Please Explain Your Individual Situation.


 Please describe your writing project and, in as much

detail as possible, describe  how far along you are in completing your project.

For example, do you have a detailed outline, a first draft, substantial parts of a first draft? Please estimate how far along you will be by June 29, 2013.

Is there anything else you want to tell us?

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