Sunday, July 15, 2012
You may think of Oates and Enquist as an excellent legal writing textbook -- or two, or four. But what about the people behind the books?
After more than three decades of teaching legal writing, Laurel Oates is now stepping down as director of the program at the Seattle University. The law school took the occasion to honor her as the first recipient of its Tom Holdych Award for Meritorious and Transformational Service. Laurel is one of the co-founders of the Legal Writing Institute, and she has brought best practices in legal writing pedagogy to ten other countries to date.
Assuming the role of director of Seattle University's legal writing program will be Anne Enquist, who has also taught in the program, as its associate director and writing specialist, for more than three decades. Anne has also served many functions within the Legal Writing Institute and published some of the now iconic scholarship on legal writing pedagogy.