Sunday, June 20, 2010

ALWD Announces First Four Visiting Scholars in Rhetoric and Writing

ALWD_Logo Professor Mary Beth Beazley (Michael E. Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University) announced on behalf of the Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors that it had selected several Visiting Scholars in Rhetoric and Writing.  Under this program, ALWD will award up to $3,000 to each of four law schools to fund visits by legal writing scholars.  Although the program began only this year, a high number of qualified grant applications were submitted.  The applications were reviewed by an Initial Review Panel to determine compliance with the program's goals and then forwarded to the Final Review Panel. The Final Review Panel then carefully reviewed the applications in accordance with the criteria outlined on the grant guidelines. The members of the final review panel were Darby Dickerson, Raymond P. Ward, and Christopher G. Wren.  Thomas D. Cobb, Judith Stinson, and Karen J. Sneddon served as members of the Initial Review Panel.

As might be expected in a community such as ours, the final review panel faced a difficult decision. But they selected four grant applications: 
  • Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University will host Linda Berger as a Visiting Scholar.
  • The University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law will host Linda Edwards as a Visiting Scholar.
  • Vermont Law School will host Teresa Godwin Phelps as a Visiting Scholar.
  • Rutgers School of Law-Camden will host Michael R. Smith as a Visiting Scholar.

Congratulations to the grant recipients and winning schools. 

Hat tip to Mary Beth Beazley and ALWD


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