Monday, April 14, 2008

Are You a Member of the Legal Writing Institute?

We don't assume that everyone who visits this Blog is a member of the Legal Writing Institute, but since membership in the LWI is free, there is no reason not to join.  (And a reminder to faculty teaching legal research, reasoning, and writing -- be sure that new legal writing faculty at your school join the LWI.)

Here's a description of the LWI (from the LWI website), in case the organization is unfamiliar to you:

The Legal Writing Institute is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1984 by the University of Puget Sound School of Law – now Seattle University School of Law. The Institute’s purpose is to exchange ideas about legal writing and to provide a forum for research and scholarship about legal writing and legal analysis. The Institute is currently housed at Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia.

The Institute promotes new activities through a newsletter, published twice a year; a scholarly journal, published about once a year; and a national conference that has been held every other year since 1984.

The Institute has close to 2000 members representing all the ABA-accredited law schools in the United States. The Institute also has members from other countries, as well as from English departments, independent research-and-consulting organizations, and the practicing bar. Anyone who is interested in legal writing or the teaching of legal writing may join the Institute.

Membership is free. To join, click on the membership link.

For information about the LWI Conference, click here.


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