Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Perhaps the most unsung heros in the legal writing field are the writing specialists, typically English PhD's hired by law schools to work with law students on their basic writing skills and processess. So it is fitting to have an award that allows us a moment to stop and appreciate all that the writing specialists do for our field.
This summer, the winner of the 2012 Deborah Hecht Memorial Writing Contest Award, given by the Legal Writing Institute, is Lurene Contento’s article, Freeing Students to Write More Effectively – Taking the Fear Out of Plagiarism. This award is given every two years to the best From the Desk of the Legal Writing Specialist column published in The Second Draft. Lurene is the Director of the Writing Resource Center at John Marshall in Chicago.