Tuesday, January 8, 2013

ALWD Visiting Scholars Program

LCandR_mainThe Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) has issued a call for applications for the Legal Communication & Rhetoric: 2013 Visiting Scholars Grant Program. ALWD will award grants up to $2,500 each to law schools to fund visits by legal writing scholars, for up to three law schools annually.

Law schools must use the grant to bring in a visiting scholar for a one- to two-day visit that includes one or more presentations to students, faculty, alumni, or local practitioners. The presentation should draw on the visiting scholar’s research, and its focus should be helping law students or practicing lawyers become more rhetorically effective and persuasive. This grant program extends ALWD’s commitment to support, strengthen, and encourage scholarship that focuses on the study and practice of professional legal writing. ALWD already supports such scholarship through its financial and other support for its journal, Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD.

The application for a Visiting Scholar's Grant and a more detailed description of the program guidelines are available here. The application deadline is February 15, 2013.

hat tip: Ursula Weigold



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