Saturday, February 2, 2008

LWI initiates monograph series

The Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute has announced its plans to develop and publish a monograph series on topics related to teaching, curriculum, scholarship, and status issues. The goals and benefits of the new series are many:

  • support new legal writing teachers in learning their craft
  • help new teachers avoid “reinventing the wheel”
  • provide new and experienced easy access to articles with different points of view about the same topic
  • serve as a basic reference tool and a foundation for further scholarship in the same or related areas
  • offer significant “PR” about the intellectual depth of the legal writing community to faculty and administrators in legal education generally
  • give publication and republication opportunities for legal writing professionals

Jane Gionfriddo will serve as editor-in-chief for the first volume, which will focus on giving feedback on student work.

Monograph committee members include Co-Chairs, Steve Johansen (Lewis & Clark) & Jane Kent Gionfriddo (Boston College); Members, Susan DeJarnatt (Temple), Kathleen Elliott Vinson (Suffolk), and Allison Julien (Marquette).

hat tip: Susan Hanley Duncan (Louisville)


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