Upcoming Events

One-Day Training Workshop for Legal Writing Professors and Adjuncts to be Held at Mason Law

On Friday, December 2, 2011, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) will hold a one-day workshop at Mason Law and at 12 other locations nationwide.  Experienced legal writing professors, librarians and writing specialists will teach each workshop, which is designed for new legal research and writing professors and adjuncts, but will benefit all faculty involved in legal writing education, from seasoned legal writing educators looking for new ideas to those thinking about entering the legal writing academy as teachers. Presenters will offer tips and best practices related to each of the following topics:

Teaching Legal Writing (including topics such as creating problems, grading, selecting materials, conducting paper conferences, and including other assignments as part of the research and writing course)

Teaching Persuasive Writing, Appellate Advocacy, and Moot Court (including materials, practice sessions, and guidelines for moot court practices and competitions).

Legal Research Update (including updates on new research methods and materials that you and your students need to know).

Other Innovations (a potpourri panel that will differ at each location, where individual speakers and faculty roundtables can discuss classroom teaching innovations, scholarship opportunities, effective use of research assistants, and other subjects of interest to legal research and writing faculty).

The Legal Writing Institute (LWI) is 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.

The Legal Writing Institute has over 2,700 members representing all the ABA-accredited law schools in the United States.  The Institute also has members from other countries, as well as from English departments, independent research-and-consulting organizations, and the practicing bar.