LWI One-Day Training Workshops for Legal Writing Professors, Clinicians, Adjunct Professors

From: Ruth Ann Robbins, Clinical Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law-Camden

In early December, 2010, the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) will hold the second annual one-day workshops. In an effort to make these accessible, we are offering them at 16 locations nationwide. We began this program last year, to great success. The workshops are taught by experienced legal writing professors, librarians and writing specialists. The sessions are designed for anyone in academe, new or seasoned, looking for practical ideas and insights on handling some of the more challenging aspects of legal writing and legal writing-infused courses. Presenters will offer tips and best practices for creating appropriate assignments, grading papers and holding student conferences. They will also discuss recent developments in teaching legal research and professional development.

Date
Friday, December 3, 2010 (except where otherwise noted below)

Time
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Locations
American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA
Charleston School of Law, Charleston, SC (Friday, December 10, 2010)
Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA
Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA
Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, CA
Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA
St. John’s School of Law, New York, NY (Manhattan campus)
Stetson University College of Law, Tampa, FL
Suffolk Law School, Boston, MA
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, OH
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (Saturday, December 4, 2010)
University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, OK
Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DL

Fee and explanation
$100.  Registration fees will be donated to LWI, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving legal writing by providing a forum for discussion and scholarship about legal writing, analysis and research. LWI promotes the dialogue through its three publications, its annual scholarship workshops, its many committee initiatives, its scholarship grant programs, its specialty conferences such as this summer’s Applied Legal Storytelling Conference (July 8-10 in Denver and co-sponsored by CLEA), and our large national biennial conferences held in even-numbered years (the next one will be in Palm Desert, CA from May 29 – June 1, 2012).

A small number of need-based scholarships will be available at each location.  Contact Prof. Tracy McGaugh to apply for a scholarship. tmcgaugh@tourolaw.edu
Registration
Please register online at  http://www.lwionline.org/lwi_conferences.html

and click on the location where you want to attend.

For more information about the one-day workshops, visit this page:  http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2010/10/lwi-one-day-workshops.html

More Information
Contact information for LWI’s national co-chairs is: 
Professor Mark Wojcik (The John Marshall Law School) at 7wojcik@jmls.edu
Professor Robin Boyle (St. John’s University School of Law) at boyler@tjohns.edu
Professor Tracy McGaugh (Touro Law Center) at tmcgaugh@tourolaw.edu.

The Legal Writing Institute has over 2,600 members and includes representatives from 38 different countries. It is the second largest organization of law professors in the United States (after AALS). LWI sponsors many different working committees and projects.

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