Legal Writing Institute Comes to SIU School of Law

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Legal Writing Institute Comes to SIU School of Law

December 12, 2014

Every year in December, the Legal Writing Institute holds One Day Workshops for law professors at ten law schools around the country. This year Southern Illinois University School of Law was chosen to be one of the host sites, the first time a rural law school has been chosen.

The theme of SIU School of Law’s workshop was Preparing Practice Ready Students. The schedule included presentations by fifteen law professors (shown above) from nine different law schools, on topics such as Writing for Judges Who Read on I-Pads, Involving the Local Bar in Legal Education, and The Ethical Lawyering Course.

Professor Sue Liemer, the Director of Lawyering Skills, wrote the School of Law’s application to host the workshop and organized the event. Other SIU presenters included: Professor Valerie Munson, speaking on First-Year Intensive Language Instruction; 3L Kelli Anderson, on Writing Across the Law School Curriculum; Professor Angela Upchurch, on Techniques for Flipping the Classroom; and Professor Jennifer Brobst, on Public Policy Externships.

LexisNexis and Bloomberg Law were workshop sponsors.

The Legal Writing Institute, a professional organization for legal writing professors, supports and enhances the teaching of legal writing across the United States and around the world.