Sunday, April 21, 2013
THE LEGAL WRITING INSTITUTE
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
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
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. http://www.lakelawnresort.com/
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)Sirico@law.villanova.edu.
How Do I Apply?
Please fill out the following application and
submit it by email by noon, Friday, May 17 Sirico@law.villanova.edu
We will select participants as quickly as we can.
LEGAL WRITING INSTITUTE
Please return this application by email to Lou Sirico:
Law School Affiliation:
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?