Legal Analysis Writing and Research

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Professor Laura Graham (JD ’94) publishes ‘Hang In There!’ in AALS monthly publication

Professor Laura Graham (JD ’94), director of the Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research program at Wake Forest Law, authored “Hang in there!” in her latest contribution to the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research newsletter. The original article follows.

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Professor Laura Graham (JD ’94) to lead Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) Program

Professor Laura Graham (JD ’94) will take over as director of Wake Forest Law’s Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) Program as of July 1, 2017.

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Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90) receives Legal Writing Institute’s 2017 Mary S. Lawrence Award

The following announcement about Professor Christine Nero Coughlin (JD ’90), director of the law school’s Legal Analysis, Research & Writing (LAWR) program, being the 2017 Mary S. Lawrence Award recipient was released by the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) on May 3, 2017.  The award will be presented to Professor Coughlin  at the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Conference in July.  Continue reading »

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Liz McCurry Johnson’s paper on teaching legal research, writing listed on SSRN’s Top Ten downloads, featured on Legal Skills Prof Blog

Liz McCurry Johnson, a reference librarian and member of the law school’s Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) faculty, has a paper, ”A Case Study: Teaching Legal Research and Writing in a Fully Integrated Way,” which has been listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for the LSN: Education Research (Topic) and Legal Writing eJournal. It also caught the attention of the Legal Skills Prof Blog.

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Wake Forest Law hosts Legal Writing Institute one-day workshop, Friday, Dec. 9

Wake Forest Law is hosting a Legal Writing Institute one-day workshop, “From Orientation to Graduation: Weaving Legal Research, Analysis, & Writing Throughout the Curriculum,” on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.  In attendance will be students and faculty from seven law schools.

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Heather Gram returns to teach LAWR, Business Drafting

Adjunct Professor Heather Gram will begin the 2016-2017 academic year teaching the first section of Legal Analysis, Writing and Research (LAWR) to first-year students in the fall. In the spring semester, she will teach the second section of Legal Analysis, Writing and Research as well as a Business Drafting course.

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Formerly with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, Professor Heather Gram brings an entertainment industry perspective to the classroom

Having worked in legal broadcasting and on productions such as “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Professor Heather Gram hopes to help her students realize the diverse applications of a law degree. Professor Gram says she plans to use her specialized experience to encourage creativity and excitement within the classroom.

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Professor Laura Graham (’94) to teach N.C. Bar Association Program on Legal Writing on Nov. 16

Professor Laura P. Graham will teach a program titled, “Legal Writing for Practitioners: Lessons from Aristotle (2012),” at the N.C. Bar Center on Friday, Nov. 16.

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Legal research and writing program changes its name

Faculty members of the Wake Forest University School of Law recently approved a change in the name of the “Legal Research & Writing (LRW)” program to “Legal Analysis, Writing, & Research (LAWR).”

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