Journal of the Legal Writing Institute



Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 

is now online.


We are so pleased to announce the new website for Legal Writing:  The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute.   You’ll find our newest volume, Volume 20, on the site, as well as archives and many other resources for the legal writing community.  For our four most recent volumes, you’ll find both html and PDF versions of the articles.  Those of you who miss the print version of articles can bring up a PDF that will look exactly like the format you’ve always used.  In addition, we’ve gathered resources for scholars in one handy place.  And we’ve had some fun doing it.

Our new volume has some terrific essays and articles.  As usual, our Editor in Chief, Brooke Bowman and the Managing Editors, Lindsay Gustafson, Kim Holst, and Karen Sneddon worked with a terrific set of authors to bring you wonderful group articles.  We also have a new feature—essays from respected research scholars on the changes technology has brought to legal research.  To tempt you to the website, we’ve mailed a brochure that should be appearing in your mailbox soon.  If you don’t want to wait, take a look at it online as a flipbook.  We think Volume 20 lives up to the Journal’s past excellence, and we hope you like it. 

We have a request.  Trying to maintain the Journal’s high standards and attention to detail in a new medium has been interesting, to say the least.  We know that the site will change depending on the device or the browser you use.  Please have patience as we learn the ins and outs of our new platform.  And let us know how to make it a better experience for you—our readers. 

There are so many people who deserve thanks for helping us get the new website ready to launch.  Three groups especially stand out.  We are grateful to the LWI Board of Directors for their enthusiastic support.  Also, we couldn’t have done this without our energetic Committee for an Electronic Journal:  Ted Becker, Ellie Margolis, Megan McAlpin, Samantha Moppett, Karen Sneddon and of course, Brooke and Terry.   Finally, we want to thank Chris Caswell at Apex Productions.  The website took many more hours than any of us could imagine and Chris patiently worked through it all with unfailing good humor.  


Brooke Bowman & Terry Pollman