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.



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