Sunday, January 10, 2010
The Co-Chairs of the ALWD-LWI Scholarship Committee, Robin Wellford Slocum (teaching at Chapman) and Sarah Ricks (teaching at Rutgers-Camden) have announced that LexisNexis is donating $10,000 to add to the pool of grant money available to fund the 2010 scholarship grants for legal writing professors. With this direct support, Lexis is recognizing the importance of scholarship related to legal research and writing.
In the past, individual scholarship grants through this program have varied from $2,000 to $5,000, depending on the amount of funds available. For 2009, ALWD and LWI invested $19,000 in promoting scholarship projects by legal writing and research professors; in 2008, they invested $17,500. For 2010, adding the LexisNexis contribution may bring the total support closer to $30,000. Royalties from the ALWD Citation Manual are the primary source of ALWD's scholarship funding each year.
hat tip: Sarah Ricks