Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Burton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education

Mark WojcikThe winner of the 2018 Burton Foundation Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education was just announced on the Legal Writing Listserve. It is Professor Mark E. Wojcik of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. The Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing and Education Committee presents this award "to the finest law school teacher who has promoted and advanced legal writing."

Mark is the founder of the Global Legal Skills Conference Series, the author of the first Legal English Textbook published in the United States, the author of another book on Illinois Legal Research, the incoming president of Scribes--The American Society of Legal Writers, a three-time Board Member of the Legal Writing Institute, a past Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research and a winner of the AALS Section Award for lifetime contributions to legal writing education, an editor of the Legal Writing Prof Blog, and a member of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress. The award will be presented on May 21, 2018 at the Library of Congress. He joins a distinguished list of prior recipients of this award:

  • Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School-Chicago (to be presented in May 2018)
  • Linda Edwards, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law (2017)
  • Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Villanova University (2016)
  • Marilyn Walter, Brooklyn Law School (2015)
  • Anne M. Enquist, Seattle University School of Law (2014)
  • Mary Lawrence, University of Oregon School of Law (2013)
  • Tina L. Stark, Boston University School of Law (2012)
  • Marjorie Dick Rombauer, University of Washington (2011)
  • Helene S. Shapo, Northwestern University Law School (2010)
  • Richard K. Neumann Jr., Hofstra University School of Law (2009)
  • Mary Beth Beazley, Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, now at UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law (2008)
  • Laurel Oates, Seattle University School of Law (2007)
  • Ralph Brill, Chicago-Kent College of Law (2006)
  • Darby Dickerson, Stetson University College of Law, now at The John Marshall Law School-Chicago (2005)
  • Kent D. Syverund, Vanderbilt University Law School (2004)

Congratulations!

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2018/01/burton-award-winners.html

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