Friday, February 8, 2013
This just in from Ursula Weigold, the coordinator of the LC&R: Visiting Scholars Grant Program:
The Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) will award grants to law schools to fund visits by legal writing scholars under a program that will recognize the Legal Communication & Rhetoric Visiting Scholars. ALWD will provide grants of up to $2,500 to each of three law schools annually.
Law schools must use the grant to bring in a visiting scholar for a one- to two-day visit that includes one or more presentations to students, faculty, alumni, or local practitioners. The presentation should draw on the visiting scholar’s research, and its focus should be helping law students or practicing lawyers become more rhetorically effective and persuasive. The grant program extends ALWD’s commitment to support, strengthen, and encourage scholarship that focuses on the study and practice of professional legal writing. ALWD already supports such scholarship through its financial and other support for Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD.
But hurry! The applications are due next Friday, February 15, 2013.