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A publication of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. Its mission is to advance the study of professional legal writing and lawyering and to become an active resource and a forum for conversation between the legal practitioner and the legal writing scholar.
ALWD Guide to Legal Citation
The new 5th edition of the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation will be published in early January 2014, along with a companion website packed with exercises to help improve students' mastery of essential citation skills. The new 5th edition is a consistent and flexible system of citation for legal materials, designed to be easy for students, professors, practitioners, and judges to understand and use. Resources about older editions are available on our website.
ALWD provides numerous grants for to legal writing professors. We provide teaching and scholarship grants to individual professors. We also support scholarship and innovative teaching workshops across the country and fund legal writing scholars to visit law schools.
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Latest ALWD News
ALWD and Wolters Kluwer are excited to announce that the newest edition of the ALWD Citation Manual, now called the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation,…
Below is the announcement seeking comments and confirming hearing dates for the proposed changes to the accreditation standards, including those related to the security of…
The Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute are proud to announce the winner of the 2013 Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award…
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