Thursday, April 24, 2014

$20,000 Awarded in Scholarship Grants from LWI, ALWD, and LexisNexis

The Legal Writing Institute (LWI) and the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) have announced the recipients of the 2014 LWI/ALWD/LexisNexis Scholarship Grants.  A joint committee of members from LWI and ALWD evaluated the proposals and made funding recommendations, which both Boards affirmed.  This year, LWI and ALWD each raised their contributions to the grant program to $7500.  With LexisNexis contributing $5000, there was a total of four grants of $5000 each, for a total of $20,000.

The grant winners and names of the proposals are:

  • Heather D. Baum, Character Development and Assessment: A Strategy for Promoting Success in Law School and Beyond
  • Clare Keefe Coleman, Dangerous Tongues: Storytelling in Congressional Testimony
  • Jane Bloom Grise, Does Critical Reading Instruction Lead to Improved Legal Writing?
  • Christine Venter, Time of Day Matters in Oral Argument: How Ego Depletion and Decision Fatigue May Impact the Outcome of Cases

The committee members for  LWI were Ellie Margolis, Lisa Eichorn, Terrill Pollman, and Amanda Smith, and the ALWD representatives were  Greg Johnson, Jan Baker, Andrea Funk, Debby McGregor, Anna Hemingway, Joe Mastrosimone, Sara Ricks, David Thomson, and Amy Vorenberg.

Hat tips to Ellie Margolis (LWI) & Greg Johnson (ALWD), Co-Chairs of the Joint Scholarship Grants Committee


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