Thursday, July 3, 2014

Conference's coffee sessions promote small group discussions

This year's legal writing conference included morning coffee sessions where members discussed topics in informal groups. Pictured below are Eun Hee Han and Cassandra Hill discussing how to get a book published.

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Judge and renowned appellate advocates speak at the LWI Conference

At the LWI Conference, an engaging panel on appellate advocacy included Judge Patricia Millett of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and appellate advocates Gregory Garre of Latham and Watkins and Nicole Saharsky of the Solicitor General’s office. Judge Millett said the best way for students to learn brief writing is to read good briefs and opinions, mentioning the Solicitor General's briefs and Justice Scalia'a dissents. Another suggestion from the panel was for brief writers to avoid long block quotations and lengthy repetitions of precedent cases’ facts. Pictured below (l.-r.) are Gregory Garre, Patricia Millett, Nicole Saharsky, and panel moderator Kristen Tiscione.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Writing Specialists Explain Special Learning Needs of International Students

Writing SpecialistsOne of the best-attended panels of this year's Legal Writing Institute Conference in Philadelphia was one on the special learning needs of international students.

Panelists of the session on "Writing Across Cultures and Languages" included Elizabeth Fajans (Brooklyn), Anne Enquist (Seattle), Lurene Contento (The John Marshall Law School-Chicago), Alissa Hartig (Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University), and Catherine Schenker (American University Washington College of Law). 

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Thomas Jefferson at the Legal Writing Conference

Jefferson at LWIAt Sunday's opening reception for the Legal Writing Conference, Thomas Jefferson put in  an appearance. He's pictured at left with two of this blog's editors, Judy Fischer and Sue Leimer.

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Ken Adams receives Golden Pen Award

At the Legal Writing Institute Conference on Tuesday, Ken Adams received the Golden Pen Award
for  legal writing. Adams is an internationally known expert on contract drafting who wrote A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting. In his remarks, Adams noted that drafting for litigation is not the same as contract drafting, but that clarity is important for both types of writing.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Social Media and the LWI Conference in Philadelphia

LWI LogoThe LWI 2014 Conference is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. 

If you are on Facebook, simply search for "Legal Writing Institute" or just click here.  "Like" the LWI page and browse the photos that have already been uploaded throughout the conference.  And please add your own photos from the conference. Please tag faces that you recognize as well.

LWI ConferenceIf you are on Twitter, simply search for "@LWIonline" or just click here and then search for the #LWI2014 hashtag.  If you post on your own Twitter feed about the conference, please use the #LWI2014 hashtag so others can find your conference-related posts.

If you are on Instagram, search for the #LWI2014 hashtag to see Instagram posts by LWI members related to the conference.

And if your on Linked In, please join the "Fans of the Legal Writing Institute" page.

Hat tip to Dan Real

IN THE PHOTO: The speakers from the panel on "Writing Across Cultures and Languages: Teaching ESL/EFL Students" were Elizabeth Fajans (Brooklyn Law School), Anne Enquist (Seattle University School of Law), Lurene Contento (The John Marshall Law School-Chicago), Alissa Hartig (The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law), and Catherine Schenker (American University Washington College of Law). Also on the panel but missing from the picture is Ann Nowak (Touro).

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