Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The LWI Awards Committee announced that Jeremy Francis of Michigan State University College of Law was selected as the winner of the second Deborah Hecht Memorial Writing Contest Award. Dr. Francis wins this award for his article Finding Your Voice while Learning to Dance, which appeared in Volume 24, Number 1 of The Second Draft (Fall 2009). His school is quite proud of this accomplishment and wrote up a nice press release about it, which you can read by clicking here.
The Hecht Award honors Dr. Deborah Hecht, who served as Director of the Legal Writing Center at Touro University School of Law for eight years before her untimely death in 2005. Dr. Hecht was active in LWI and in the smaller legal writing advisors group, writing articles for The Second Draft’s column “From the Desk of the Writing Specialist.” The award in her memory honors a legal writing specialist who writes the best article or essay, based on effectiveness, clarity, and writing style, published in The Second Draft during the preceding two-year period.
The award will be presented on Sunday evening at the opening reception of the LWI Conference.