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Legal Writing Institute selects law school to hold legal writing workshop on Dec. 3

Wake Forest University School of Law will host a Legal Writing Institute (LWI) workshop from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3,  in the Worrell Professional Center.

Taught by experienced legal writing professors, librarians and writing specialists, the workshops are designed for new legal research and writing professors and adjuncts.

The workshops will also benefit seasoned educators looking for practical ideas and insights on handling some of the more challenging aspects of this growing academic field.

Presenters will offer tips and best practices for creating appropriate assignments, grading papers and holding student conferences.

The workshops will also discuss recent developments in teaching legal research and professional development.

The cost of the workshops is $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 these activities through its publications, workshops, specialty conferences and the national biennial conferences held in even-numbered years. A small number of need-based scholarships will be available at each location. Contact Professor Tracy McGaugh (Touro Law Center) at tmcgaugh@tourolaw.edu to apply for a scholarship.

Please register online at http://www.lwionline.org/lwi_conferences.html and click on the location where you want to attend.

More information about the one-day workshops can be found here or contact Professor Christine Coughlin (Wake Forest University School of Law) at coughlcn@wfu.edu or LWI’s national co-chairs 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.

The Legal Writing Institute has more than 2,600 members and includes representatives from 38 different countries. It is the second largest organization of law professors in the United States. LWI sponsors many different working committees and projects. It makes its physical home at Mercer University School of Law in Georgia.