Sunday, December 2, 2007

Easton receives AALS award

Easton Susan Duncan, Chair of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research, announced today that Professor Eric Easton, at the University of Baltimore, has received the Section's annual award.  As Susan explains:

"Eric has made many contributions to the field of legal research and writing.  Eric is an officer of ALWD and chaired the ABA Communication Skills Committee that revised the legal writing Sourcebook that so many of us have relied upon to work for the advancement of our programs.  Eric was instrumental in getting his law school to develop an Introduction to Lawyering Skills/Torts course, a seven-credit course fully integrating doctrinal instruction in Torts with research, writing, and analysis.  He also helped transition the writing instructors from adjuncts to tenure track professors.  Finally, his nominator specifically noted that Eric is the ideal friend, colleague, and mentor."

Because Eric will not be at the AALS annual meeting in New York in Januarly, the award will be presented to him at the Legal Writing Institute's conference this summer in Indianapolis instead.


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