Wednesday, November 7, 2007

new writing award honors Deborah Hecht

The Awards Committee of the Legal Writing Institute has created a new award to honor the memory of the late Deborah Hecht, who served as the Director of the Legal Writing Center at Touro University School of Law. Because Deborah regularly contributed the “From the Desk of the Legal Writing Specialist” column to LWI's newsletter, The Second Draft, the award will go to the legal writing advisor or specialist whose article is selected by a panel of judges as the best article to appear in The Second Draft during the preceding two-year period. The winner will receive a certificate at the Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, and a plaque will also be displayed at the Touro School of Law Writing Resources Center in Deborah Hecht’s honor. The first recipient of the Deborah Hecht Memorial Writing Contest Award will be chosen from articles published in Volumes 21 and 22 of The Second Draft.

hat tip: Professor Julie M. Spanbauer of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago


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