Legal Writing Scholarship Grants


LWI and ALWD select recipients of competitive scholarship grants.

These grants, which are also funded through generous donations by LexisNexis, reflect the three organizations’ commitment to the professional development of legal research and writing professionals.

Recipients are full-time or adjunct professors teaching legal writing who demonstrate great promise in their pursuit of a particular scholarly project. Any full time or adjunct professor of legal writing may apply, though the dollar amount of the grant could depend on the successful applicant’s ability to obtain scholarship stipends at his or her home school.

 2014 LWI-ALWD-LexisNexis Scholarship Grants

The Boards of Directors of LWI and ALWD are pleased to announce that the grant winners and names of the proposals are as follows:

Heather D. Baum, Character Development and Assessment: A Strategy for Promoting Success in Law School and Beyond

Clare Keefe Coleman, Dangerous Tongues: Storytelling in Congressional Testimony

Jane Bloom Grise, Does Critical Reading Instruction Lead to Improved Legal Writing?

Christine Venter, Time of Day Matters in Oral Argument: How Ego Depletion and Decision Fatigue May Impact the Outcome of Cases

 Prior Recipients

The following people have received scholarships over the past few years. Please feel free to contact them for advice about their applications. 

2010:  Danton Berube, Christopher R. Trudeau, Amanda L. Smith, Alison Kehner & Maryann Robinson (one grant), Jennifer Lear, Michelle Falkoff

2011:  Jacob Carpenter, Christine Cerniglia, Heidi Brown, Sarah J. Morath & Ann Schiavone (one grant), Pam Jenoff

2012:  Debra Austin, Anne E. Ralph, Meehan Rasch

2013: Elizabeth R. Baldwin, Jodi S. Balsam, Amy Bitterman

A full list of past grant recipients is available here