Sunday, April 27, 2014

Legal Writing Institute Writers Workshop: Deadline Extended


 We are pleased to announce the eleventh Legal Writing Institute Writers Workshop to take place on June 26-June 29, 2014. The workshop will give up to twelve Legal Writing faculty the opportunity to spend time working on their academic writing projects and improving their scholarly skills.

 The Workshop will take place at the Villanova Conference Center in the suburbs of Philadelphia. It will take place immediately before the Legal Writing Institute biennial conference in Philadelphia. The Workshop concludes on Sunday morning, June 29, and the LWI conference begins that afternoon. Here is the website for the Villanova Conference Center:

 Who is Eligible to Attend?

  All members of the Legal Writing Institute are eligible. You must have a scholarly writing project well underway and beyond the initial stages of performing the initial research and drafting a tentative outline. You must at least have some sort of partial draft. To be clear, we expect you to arrive with a substantial work product. In most cases, a scholarly writing project should result in a law review article.

 We give priority to full time Legal Writing faculty for whom scholarly writing is a prerequisite for retention, promotion, or tenure. We give priority to applicants who have not attended past Workshops.

  What Will We Do at the Workshop?

 Participants make presentations on their projects to small groups of three and receive feedback. Each session runs about ninety minutes. They also take part in several guided discussion groups, each on a different topic. Participants will also have time to work on their drafts.

  Will There Be Facilitators?

 Yes, experienced scholarly writers. To be announced.

  Where Will the Workshop Be?

 The workshop will take place at the Villanova Conference Center in Villanova, Pennsylvania, a fabulous location.  Villanova University owns the conference center, and Aramark runs its operations. It is down the road from the university.

  Who Pays?

 This year, participants will pay a $350 registration. LWI will cover housing, all meals, beginning with dinner on June 26 and ending with breakfast on June 29 (day time snacks included), and ground transportation from the Philadelphia International Airport and to the Marriott in Philadelphia.

  If I Have Questions, Whom Should I Ask?

  Please contact Lou Sirico at (610) 519 7071

  How Do I Apply?

 Please fill out the following application and submit it by email by noon, Friday, May 2. We will select participants as quickly as we can and on a rolling basis.


 Please return this application by email to Lou Sirico:


  Law School Affiliation:

  Mailing Address:

  Email Address:

  Telephone Number:

  Are You a Full Time Faculty Member?

  For How Many Years Have You Been Teaching Legal Writing?

  Is Scholarship a Requirement for Your Retention, Promotion, or Tenure? Please Explain Your Individual Situation.

  Please describe your writing project and, in as much detail as possible. Please describe  how far along you are in completing your project. For example, do you have a detailed outline, a first draft, substantial parts of a first draft? Please estimate how far along you will be by mid June 2014.

 Is there anything else you want to tell us?

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