Upcoming LWI Conferences
For information on the 2014 LWI Biennial Conference, click here!
Past Biennial Conferences
May/June 2012: 15th Biennial Conference Information:
The 2012 LWI Biennial Conference took place at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Desert Springs, California, from May 29 to June 1, 2012 (www.desertspringsresort.com).
Click here for more information about the 2012 conference.
Click here for photos. Courtesy of the Legal Writing Prof. Blog.
June 27-30, 2010: 14th Biennial
The LWI Board of Directors has selected the Marco Island Marriott
Beach Resort for the site of the 2010 Biennial Conference and appointed
the Conference Site Committee to begin planning the conference. The
Resort is located on three miles of pristine Southwest Florida beaches.
With over 225,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, a
full-service event planning staff, several renowned restaurants,
championship golf, a world-class spa, and a wide range of activities and
amenities, the Resort seemed like an ideal setting for the first LWI
Conference to be held at a non-campus site. The impressive meeting
space, beach location, and affordable accommodations should entice
members to not only attend the 2010 Conference but also to combine it
with a family vacation, especially since the LWI special rates have been
extended to before and after the conference dates. For more information
about the Resort, please visit the resort's website: www.marcoislandmarriott.com
The conference website is now open! Go to http://indylaw.indiana.edu/LWIconference/.
Following is a notice from LWI's
President-Elect, Kenneth D. Chestek, regarding the membership meeting
that will take place during the conference:
Dear LWI Members,
The biennial membership meeting of The Legal
Institute will take place on Monday, June 28th from 1:00-2:15 pm in the
Island Marriott, Island Ballroom Salon F.
and Introductions (Ken Chestek, president, 2010-12 and Kristin Gerdy,
editor-in-chief, 2008-10 and 2010-12)
report of the Legal Writing Institute (Michael Higdon, treasurer
from LWI Board re program plans for the next two years (Ken Chestek)
discussion about the current plans for the 2012 Biennial Conference,
are they and what should they be (members are invited to discuss all
5. Demonstration of new
wiki feature on LWIOnline.com (David Thomson,
website/communications chair, 2008-10)
of results of the 2010 LWI/ALWD survey (John Mollenkamp and Karen Koch,
committee co-chairs 2008-10)
Kenneth D. Chestek, President-Elect of The
Legal Writing Institute
13th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute
July 14-17, 2008
The 13th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute took place on July 14-17, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana, at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. You can find the conference website here and the conference program here.
For further information about the program, contact Ruth Anne Robbins (president-elect) or Melissa Weresh, Co-chairs of the Program Committee.
Past One-Day workshops
December 2, 2011
The Legal Writing Institute is holding one-day workshops for writing
faculty and law librarians on Friday, December 2, 2011. There are 13
locations to choose from. The program in Minnesota will include an
afternoon field trip to West Publishing. The programs at the other
locations will include common themes around the following topics: (1)
teaching legal writing; (2) teaching persuasive writing and advocacy;
(3) legal research; and (4) other innovative teaching techniques. Those
who attend find the programs to be extremely valuable. We recommend
them for all writing faculty and law librarians. We strongly encourage
adjunct professors to attend as well as those who are seeking to become
legal writing professors.
Registration links for each location are listed below. Each
registration site contains contact information for each location as well
as contact information for the LWI members handling registration for
that location. If you cannot find what you're looking for on the
registration site, please contact Tracy McGaugh at email@example.com.
California (Loyola Law School Los Angeles)
DC/Virginia (George Mason University School of Law)
Florida (University of Miami School of Law)
Georgia (Atlanta's John Marshall Law School)
Illinois (Chicago-Kent College of Law)
Massachusetts (Northeastern University School of Law)
Minnesota (Hamline University School of Law)
New York (Brooklyn Law School)
North Carolina (Campbell University Wiggins School of Law)
Ohio (The Ohio State University)
Pennsylvania (Temple University Beasley School of Law)
Tennessee (University of Memphis Humphreys School of Law)
Missouri (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)