Sunday, June 30, 2019

Mastering the Art of Communicating with Letters

Michael L. Goldblatt has authored several books and articles about marketing for lawyers. He's also written a short piece on "Mastering the Art of Communicating with Letters." If you're a legal writing professor who assigns a letter as part of the semester's written work, you may want to add a link to this article in your Fall syllabus.



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Monday, June 24, 2019

UNT Dallas College of Law is Hiring an Academic Dean

UNT Dallas College of Law is hiring an Academic Dean to start in the fall of 2020. Details on the job and its requirements are available by clicking here. We're told it is a wonderful place to work and that you could not ask for a more collaborative, kind, and smart group of faculty members to manage.

Hat tip to Melissa Bezanson Shultz, Director of Legal Writing at UNT Dallas College of Law.


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Monday, June 17, 2019

Congratulations to Royal Gardner

Royal GardnerProfessor Royal Gardner, who teaches the Environmental Law Research and Writing first-year persuasion course at Stetson University College of Law, received Stetson’s Dickerson-Brown Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship.  This award was created by Dean Darby Dickerson when she was Dean at Stetson.

The award recognizes Professor Gardner’s work on the Global Wetland Outlook, a wetland conservation treaty that includes 170 countries.   The treaty is the first-ever comprehensive report on the state of the world’s wetlands and their services to people. It provides a snapshot of wetland status, trends, and pressures. It further articulates a broad range of effective wetland conservation options available at the national, international, catchment, and site levels, underscoring the need for good governance, knowledge generation, management, investment, and public participation.   


Professor Gardner’s work on the conservation treaty began in 2016, and the treaty was launched at a conference of the signatories in Dubai, United Arab Emeriates, in October 2018, where Professor Gardner presented it at a plenary session. The treaty has been published in English, French, and Spanish, and the Administrative Authority for China has stated that it will be translated into Mandarin.  The GWO is available at

Hat tip to Dr. Kirsten K. Davis, Professor of Law and Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of the Stetson Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication


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Monday, June 10, 2019

Early-Bird Registration for the Applied Legal Storytelling Conference

7th Applied Legal StorytellingThe early bird registration fee of $375 for the Seventh Applied Legal Storytelling Conference ends on June 15, 2019.  Starting June 16, 2019, the registration fee will be $400. You can register by clicking on the link - Applied Legal Storytelling

The conference is hosted by the University of Colorado School of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and University of Wyoming School of Law, and coordinated by the Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Scholarship Group.  The keynote speaker will be Professor Susan Schulten, author and history professor at the University of Denver, who will speak on “Maps and the Stories They Tell.”  The Gala evening reception will be held at Chautauqua National Historic Landmark, located at the foot of the iconic Flatirons.  Hotel information is available on the registration website. You can also learn view the schedule and see the speakers.

Hat tip to Jason Palmer and the rest of the Seventh Biennial Applied Legal Storytelling Planning Committee.


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Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Legal Writing Journal Invites Essays, Articles, and Book Reviews

Here's a reminder that The Legal Writing Journal, invites submissions for possible publication in Volume 24, to be published in spring 2020. The Journal aims to provide a forum for the publication of essays, articles, and book reviews about the theory, substance, and pedagogy of legal writing. Additional information about the Journal may be found on its website. You may email your submission through the website (, or via Express. 

Hat tip to Prof. Lindsey P. Gustafson at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law

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