Saturday, June 8, 2013
Jill Ramsfield, a pioneer in the field of teaching legal writing, has announced her retirement from the University of Hawaii as of May 31. Jill first joined the profession as part of the Seattle group (then at Puget Sound) that started the Legal Writing Institute. When she left that term-contract position, her move to Georgetown highlighted the problems with capped contracts in the field. In the late 1980s, Jill started the annual Legal Writing Institute survey, which at first was printed in hard copy and compiled manually. More recently, Jill received a 2013 award from the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. Her scholarship, presentations at conferences, and leadership in the writers’ workshops have had a continuing effect on our field.
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