Friday, February 6, 2009
Professor Linda Edwards, presently visiting at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, is making a permanent move to join the faculty there. Linda has been a member of the faculty of Mercer University's Walter F.George School of Law since 1990 (and is currently highlighted on its web site). Before joining Mercer's faculty, she was Coordinator of the Lawyering Program at New York University Law School (1987-1990).
The legal writing world knows Linda well for her many leadership roles: director of the home office for the Legal Writing Institute; co-sponsor of the several Notre Dame Colloquia on Legal Discourse (1998, 2000, and 2003); member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Legal Writing Directors; member of two ABA committees, Site Evaluation and Communications Skills. She has been one of the most pleasantly outspoken members of this community in encouraging more legal writing scholarship, giving a plenary presentation to the 11th Biennial Conference of LWI, “Scholarship By Legal Writing Professors: Voices From An Emerging Discipline,” in July 2004.
Linda was recently awarded one of this field's highest honors, the Thomas A. Blackwell Memorial for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing.
Linda is also well regarded for her textbooks, not just in legal writing, but also in property law: Legal Writing and Analysis, (2d ed. Aspen Publishers 2007); Legal Writing: Process, Analysis, and Organization, (4th ed. Aspen Publishers 2006); Estates In Land And Future Interests: A Step-By-Step Guide (2d ed. Aspen Publishers 2005). She is presently working on a new book, Briefs that Changed the World.