Friday, April 27, 2007
The Burton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education is presented to one who has made outstanding contributions to educating new lawyers in legal analysis, research, and writing, whether through teaching, program design, program support, innovative thinking or writing.
This year's distinguished award winner is Professor Laurel Oates of Seattle University School of Law. Laurel is the Director of Seattle University's Legal Writing Program, co-founder of the Legal Writing Institute, and co-author of five books, including The Legal Writing Handbook, now in its fourth edition, and its spin-offs, Just Research, Just Memos, Just Briefs, and Just Writing.
Laurel is presently working in India and Africa, training magistrates, hosting a conference for law school professors and providing workshops for attorneys, and providing training for judges. Three cheers for Laurel!