Saturday, April 10, 2010

2010 LWI-ALWD summer research grants

The Legal Writing Institute and Association of Legal Writing Directors have announced their 2010 LWI-ALWD Summer Research Grants.  LexisNexis generously agreed to donate $10,000 this year to promote two of the scholarship projects by legal writing professors, while LWI and ALWD agreed to invest an additional $25,000 to promote these projects. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship grant.
The funded projects will be: 
Jennifer Lear (Widener), Plain English for Legal Writing Professors:  Creating Legal Writers Through Six Traits Instruction and Assessment

Christopher R. Trudeau (Thomas Cooley Law School), Plain English from A Client’s Perspective: An Empirical Study of Client Preferences in Legal Writing

Danton Berube (Detroit-Mercy), Are “Clickers” Just Fun or Do They Actually Work?: A Randomized Experiment Measuring the Efficacy of Student Classroom Response Devices As an Aid To Mastering the Fundamentals of Legal Research

Amanda Smith (Widener), Preparing for Practice from Behind the Bench

Michelle Falkoff (University of Iowa), Using Fiction Writing Teaching Techniques in the Legal Writing Classroom
Alison Donahue Kehner & Mary Ann Robinson (Widener), Mission Impossible, Mission Accomplished, or Mission In Progress?:  An Empirical Study of the Professionalism Movement in American Law Schools
Jean K. Sbarge (Widener), No Swedish Bikini Team Screensavers:  Teaching Professionalism in the Legal Writing Classroom and Beyond


hat tip:  Robin Slocum Wellford


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