Tuesday, January 5, 2010

ALWD and LWI to Present Blackwell Award to Professor Steve Johansen at AALS

Johansen, Steve Please join ALWD and the LWI as they honor Professor Steve Johansen on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at a reception in the Riverbend 1 Room of the Marriott New Orleans at the Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The reception runs from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., and will feature a jazz band as well as some delicious New Orleans treats.  The event follows the law school receptions, so bring your colleagues (and families). 
The Blackwell Award is given jointly by the Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute. The award recognizes a person who has made an outstanding contribution to improving the field of legal writing by demonstrating the ability to nurture and motivate students to excellence; a willingness to help other legal writing educators to improve their teaching skills and legal writing programs; and an ability to create and integrate new ideas for teaching and motivating legal writing educators and students. 
The award is named for Thomas F. Blackwell, whose life was tragically cut short in 2002, while he was a Professor at Appalachian School of Law. At Appalachian, Tom taught Legal Writing, Contracts, Law Practice Management, and Intellectual Property. He had also taught Legal Writing at Texas Wesleyan School of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law. Tom earned a B.S. from the University of Texas and an M.A. in Philosophy from Duke. He earned his J.D., with highest honors, from Duke University School of Law.  He was active in both ALWD and LWI.

Steve Johansen teaches Legal Writing at Lewis & Clark College of Law in Portland, Oregon. He is a past President of the Legal Writing Institute and a past Chair of the AALS Section on Legal Research, Writing, and Reasoning. Further, he is the author of the first legal writing textbook in Latvian and has taught at the University of Cork in Ireland. He has been a program planner or presenter at conferences in the Czech Republic, Kenya, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. In these and many other ways, Steve has advanced the teaching of legal writing both nationally and internationally. 

The event will also continue the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Legal Writing Institute.

Hat tips to Mary Beth Beazley (President of ALWD) and Ruth Anne Robbins (President of LWI).


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