LWI 2018: Sessions on empirical study of legal communication

The schedule for the Legal Writing Institute 2018 biennial conference in Milwaukee, July 11 -- July 14, is published (version as of June 27), and it looks terrific, with a great focus on pedagogy and pedagogical research in the field! This blog post is about a subset of the sessions, those devoted to empirical study …

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Introducing the Classical Rhetoric & Contemporary Law group

[It's been a while since I posted: I've been wrapped up in wrapping up things as I prepare to leave Georgia Tech and head to Texas A&M's School of Law in the fall. But here's one new project about which I'm very excited.] In January 2017 I invited colleagues in the legal academy, particularly those …

#CCCC2017 panel will discuss undergraduate legal writing courses

Updated Nov. 7, with details about Legal Writing and Rhetoric SIG. I'm pleased to be chairing a panel at the 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication focusing on undergraduate legal writing courses. It takes place Friday, March 17, 03:30 pm – 04:45 pm at Oregon Convention Center E142. There are five talented speakers, identified …

Empirical research into legal comm’n & professional status of LRW faculty

I was delighted to finagle an invitation to speak on a panel at the Legal Writing Institute in Portland on July 12, during the meeting of the LWI Professional Status Committee. The committee met in a plenary session with a larger audience and conducted its business, and then we panelists were asked to comment in short form (two …

“The Structured Writing Group: A Different Writing Center?” accepted for publication by The Second Draft

I'm delighted to report that The Second Draft (published by the Legal Writing Institute) has accepted an article I wrote with Professor Christopher Soper from the University of Minnesota Law School for publication in its spring 2016 issue! Titled "The Structured Writing Group: A Different Writing Center?," the article describes the objectives, development, and some …