Thursday, March 1, 2012

One Month Left for LWI Early Bird Registration

LWIRegistration is open for the 15th Biennial LWI Conference, which will be held at the JW Marriott Resort in Desert Springs, California, from May 29 to June 1, 2012.  Click here to visit the conference website, which has details about the program and the conference hotel. 

The early bird fee registration fee is $525.00 until April 1, 2012.  On April 2, the regisrtation fee increases to $550.00, and the on-site registration fee is $575.00.  If you register in advance and your plans change, the registration fee is fully refundable if you send an email to lwidesertsprings [at] before Friday, May 25, 2012, at 5pm, pacific time.

Hat tip to Carol Wallinger


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Western Regional Legal Writing Conference

Here's a reminder that the next Western Regional Legal Writing Conference will be held from August 10-11, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon, at the University of Oregon School of Law.  Contact Liz Frost or Megan McAlpin at the University of Oregon for more information.


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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Uncivil language exasperates the Fourth Circuit

Recently, a group of lawyers found that the Fourth Circuit was not amused by their uncivil language.  In U.S. v. Venable, the court chastised them for their brief’s disrespectful statements aimed at courts, opposing counsel, and the opposing party. Among the lawyers’ gaffes, they said the trial court’s concerns required “a belief in the absurd,” that a court’s opinion showed a “crabby and complaining” attitude, that the opposing party was a “charlatan.” The Fourth Circuit bluntly said “such disrespectful and uncivil language will not be tolerated by this court.”


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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

please register for Rocky Mountain conference!

Here's a reminder from Kim Holst:

Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference

Join your fellow legal writing colleagues from around the country at the 2012 Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference hosted by ASU on March 23-24.  The  conference schedule is now available on the conference  website.   We are excited about all of the fantastic presentations we have lined up from our colleagues from around the country.

 While visiting the website, please don’t forget to register.  While there is no fee to attend, we still need each attendee (including our presenters) to register by March 16, 2012.   We’ve also include links to information about lodging, transportation, and getting some sunny relaxation while you’re in the area.  Please check out our suggestions on the website for adding some fun and relaxation to your visit by attending a spring training baseball game, hitting the greens, taking a hike, or visiting one of the beautiful area resorts. 

 Also, consider attending the ALWD Scholar’s Forum on Sunday, March 25.  The Forum will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The facilitators for the event will be Linda Edwards, Linda Berger, and Suzanne Rowe.   Don’t miss your chance to advice and feedback on your works in progress or scholarship ideas from these dynamic and experienced scholars.   There is no fee to participate, but we must limit enrollment to 12 participants. We will fill spots on a first-come basis. To participate in the Rocky Mountain ALWD Scholars’ Forum, please e-mail Carrie Sperling at Please include ALWD Scholars’ Forum in your subject line. In addition, include a one paragraph description of your work in progress or scholarship idea.  The application deadline for the Scholar’s Forum is March 5th

 Please don’t hesitate to contact us ( or if you have any questions!


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another LRW promotion!

HNYLKAJThe law faculty at Nova Southeastern has voted to promote Joe Hnylka to Associate Professor and award him a five-year, presumptively-renewable contract. In addition to teaching the first-year Lawyering Skills and Values courses, Joe also teaches a Jurisprudence Seminar. Congratulations, Joe!

hat tip: Elena Langan






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Monday, February 27, 2012

Justice Stevens to be Honored at Burton Awards

The Burton Awards, presented in association with the Library of Congress, are one of the most prominent and dynamic awards programs in law.  This year the event will be held on Monday, June 11, 2012 in Washington, D.C. 

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens will be honored for his book, "Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir."

Click here for more information.


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