Sunday, June 8, 2008
Here's a reminder of the awards being presented on Monday evening during the Legal Writing Institute Conference in Indianapolis. These awards will be presented at the Indianapolis Arts Garden from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on July 14, 2008.
It should be an incredibly festive event, and a cause to celebrate these award recipients as well as to celebrate the opening of the 13th Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference. It's also the opening of the posters as well. (And it's Bastille Day.)
So, who are the award recipients on Monday evening? Well, frankly, I'm not sure that I have them all, but here are my best efforts to pull the information previously announced on the Legal Writing Listserve and in other public venues. I've listed first, second, and third here, but I actually have no idea of the order in which the awards will be presented on Monday.
First off, it's the wonderful Molly Lien, Professor of Law and director of the Lawyering Skills Program at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, and Ralph Brill, long-time legal writing leader and professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law.
. Molly and Ralph will receive the Terri LeClercq Courage Award.
.The award is named for--you guessed it--Terri LeClercq, who has herself over the years been an award recipient in recognition of her contributions to the field of legal writing.
I think this is a wonderful award and a wonderful pair of its first recipients.
Second, Dr. Natalie Tarenko of Texas Tech University School of Law will be the first recipient of an award honoring the late Deborah Hecht, a writing specialist who contributed regularly to the Second Draft. Click here to read more about that award. You can also click here to read more about Natalie Tarenko, in a post that includes a link to the article for which she is being honored. (Still no picture of Natalie to share with you, sorry!)
And third, Eric Easton from the University of Baltimore will receive an award from the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. Click here for more information on that award. Eric was supposed to have received this award back in January during the AALS section luncheon, but he was out of the country at the time, so the Legal Writing Institute is allowing the AALS Section to present the award here in this great venue.
There may be other presentations on Monday, such as introducing the international visitors from Africa and Belarus. I'm not sure what the program is because I'm just going to be a participant there, just like you. I do know that it is going to be a fantastic event, and I look forward to seeing you there.
For descriptions ofthe opening plenary on Tuesday morning, July 15, click here.
For information about the law professors who will be visiting from Africa, click here.
For descriptions of session 2 on Tuesday, click here.
For information on the Tuesday diversity lunch, click here.
For information on the Tuesday Pink Ink lunch, click here.
For descriptions of session 3 on Tuesday, click here.
For descriptions of session 4 on Tuesday, click here.
For information on the Tuesday evening dinners for new legal writing professors, click here.
For descriptions of the not-to-be missed (because that's when I'm presenting) Tuesday evening Popcorn sessions, click here.
For descriptions of session 1 on Wednesday, click here.
For descriptions of session 2 on Wednesday, click here.
For descriptions of session 3 on Wednesday, click here.
For descriptions of session 4 on Wednesday, click here.
For descriptions of session 5 on Wednesday, click here.
For information on the Wednesday evening museum gala, click here.
For descriptions of session 1 on Thursday, click here.
For more information about the conference (including registration information, in case you still haven't done that), click here.