2014 Biennial Conference
Hosted by the Legal Writing Institute in Philadelphia
Things to See and Do in Philadelphia
The Legal Writing Institute returns to a city setting for its 16th Biennial National Conference in 2014. And what a city for legal writing!
As the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, Philadelphia IS Legal Writing.
In 1776, the Continental Congress gathered at the Pennsylvania State House--later to become Independence Hall--and adopted the Declaration of Independence. Eleven years later, in 1787, representatives from 12 states spent the summer in the same State House debating a plan for government. At the end of that summer, they emerged from the gathering with the document they called The Constitution of the United States of America.
George Washington recognized the significance of their agreement:
It appears to me, then, little short of a miracle, that the Delegates from so many different States . . . should unite in forming a system of national Government, so little liable to well founded objections.
Washington to Lafayette, February 1788.
From Independence Hall and the National Constitution Center to the Rocky statue and the Liberty Bell to Valley Forge and the Philly cheesesteak, everyone will find something to see and do in Philadelphia.