Monday, October 5, 2009

Nominations Sought for LWI Monograph on Articles for New Writing Teachers

Gionfriddo, Jane Legal_writing_institute_logo We shared with you previously the news that the Legal Writing Institute published (electronically) the first volume of a new Monograph Series.  That first volume dealt with critiquing student work.  You can read our post on the subject by clicking here -- we include a list of the articles included in the series.


 The Monograph Series itself can be found by clicking here


The Editor-in-Chief of the LWI Monograph Series is Professor Jane Kent Gionfriddo of Boston College Law School.  Other members of the committee are Susan DeJarnatt (Temple), Steve Johansen (Lewis & Clark), Alison Julien (Marquette), and Kathy Vinson (Suffolk).  The committee invites nominations for the second volume in the series, which will be styled as “The New Teacher’s Deskbook.”  The volume will include a range of articles that would be helpful to a legal writing professor within the first several years of teaching analysis, research, and presentational skills to first-year law students.


To nominate articles for the “New Teacher’s” volume, please email your recommendations to LWI Monograph Board Chair Jane Kent Gionfriddo at  You should include the name and citation of the article or articles and a short description about why you believe this article is valuable for new teachers. 


We should also remind you that the LWI will hold workshops for adjunct professors and new teachers of legal writing on December 4, 2009.  One workshop will be held in New York City at the Manhattan Campus of St. John's University School of Law.  The other workshop will be held in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School.



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