Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Here's a final reminder that the schedule has changed this year for nominations for the Burton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education. Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wedneday, December 20, 2017.
The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement highlight the importance of writing in the legal profession, providing a forum to honor legal professionals and law students whose work exemplifies the goals of our field. The Awards were founded in 1999 by William Burton, author of Burton’s Legal Thesaurus and recipient of the Legal Writing Institute’s 2010 Golden Pen Award.
- 2004 - Kent D. Syverund, Dean and Garner Anthony Professor at Vanderbilt University Law School
- 2005 - Darby Dickerson, Vice President and Dean at Stetson University College of Law (now Dean of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago)
- 2006 - Ralph Brill, Professor of Law and Associate Dean, Acting Dean and Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the Chicago-Kent College of Law
- 2007 - Laurel Oates, Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law
- 2008 - Mary Beth Beazley, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Legal Writing at Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law (now a Professor at UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law)
- 2009 - Richard K. Neumann Jr., Professor at Hofstra University School of Law
- 2010 - Helene S. Shapo, Professor of Law Emeritus at Northwestern University Law School
- 2011 - Marjorie Dick Rombauer, Professor Emerita of Law at University of Washington
- 2012 - Tina L. Stark, Professor of the Practice of Law and Director of the Transactional Program at Boston University School of Law.
- 2013 - Mary Lawrence, Professor Emerita at University of Oregon School of Law
- 2014 - Anne M. Enquist, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of the Legal Writing Program at Seattle University School of Law
- 2015 - Marilyn Walter, Professor and Director of the Legal Writing Program at Brooklyn Law School
- 2016 - Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Law Professor, Villanova University
- 2017 - Linda Edwards, E.L. Cord Foundation Professor of Law, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law