Legal Writing Conference, Indianapolis
The LWI Biennial Conference is heading to Portland in 2016!

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 2,800 members and includes representatives from 38 different countries. We are the second largest organization of law professors in the United States. Only the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) involves more members of the legal academic community. LWI sponsors many different working committees and projects. 

The Legal Writing Institute has its physical home at Mercer University School of Law.  LWI gratefully thanks Mercer for all of its support.  


News from LWI

Applied Legal Storytelling Conference: July in Seattle

Along with CLEA and Seattle University, LWI will sponsor the 2015 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference July 21-23 in Seattle. Registration details and more information are available here.

Teaching International Students

The Global Legal Writing Skills Committee has launched an exciting new Program on Teaching International Students that includes recorded videocasts and live webinars. Details can be found here.

LWI Moot Court Advisor's Handbook

To order the LWI Moot Court Advisor's Handbook, check Carolina Academic Press's order page

Idea Bank 2015+

Idea Bank 2015+ is up and running. Legal writing professors can upload documents and access this password-protected source of teaching resources here.


The 2015 Blackwell Award winner is Helene Shapo, Professor of Law Emerita at Northwestern. Information here.
The 2015 Golden Pen Award recipient is Judge Michael A. Ponsor. Information here.

LWI on Twitter and Facebook

Did you know that you can follow the Legal Writing Institute on social media?  Follow our TWITTER feed or like us on FACEBOOK!