Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Professor Anne Enquist of Seattle University School of Law has been announced as the 2014 recipient of the Burton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education. She will receive her award at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. on June 9, 2014, during the prestigious Burton Awards for Achievement in Legal Writing.
The Burton Awards are widely known as the most elegant evening in legal writing. The actual awards presentation is followed by a black tie dinner and outstanding entertainment. Legal writing awards are given to law firms, law students, and for contributions to legal writing education. Awards are also given for Regulatory Innovation, Public Service, Public Interest, and, in 2014, a National Award for Reform in Law.
Professor Enquist joined the LRW community in 1980. She is the co-author of five legal writing books and authored many articles in the field. She served on the Editorial Board for Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute from 1994-2002 and chaired the Program Committee for the national conference of the Legal Writing Institute in 1994. She also served as a director of LWI for more than 2o years. She was described by multiple nominators as "an innovator," a "workhorse," an “outstanding teacher,” and an “established leader.”
Hat tip to Noah A. Messing