Tuesday, July 8, 2008

LWI Silver Anniversary Celebration

LwiNext year the Legal Writing Institute will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of its first national conference in Seattle. 

The anniversary celebration will begin at the Golden Pen and Blackwell Award Ceremonies in San Diego on the evening of Friday, January 9, 2009, during the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.  That celebration is likely to take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. that evening (to allow people to stop in at the various law school receptions that will be starting at 6:30 p.m.).  More details are sure to come on that -- just save the date for now as you make your AALS travel plans. 

The silver anniversary celebration of the Legal Writing Institute will likely continue until April 3, 2011, which will mark the 25th Anniversary of when the Legal Writing Institute was incorporated in the State of Washington.  Celebrating the anniversary for two years will help ensure that everyone has a chance to join in the festivities for this great organization, and to celebrate its achievements and contributions over the years.

My fellow LWI board members have entrusted me with organizing some of the events that will take place.  The board would welcome your suggestions as to events that the LWI might undertake during this anniversary celebration.  We want to celebrate the institute and its many accomplishments, including conferences, publications, and its profound influence on how the legal academy views the professional contributions of legal writing faculty. We also want to use the anniversary to promote the interests of its fantastic membership, and to set a strong course for the next 25 years (and beyond!).

We'll have more information on the anniversary celebration during the LWI Conference in Indianapolis, but please start thinking about activities that you would like to help organize to celebrate the LWI Silver Anniversary.

(mew) 

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