ALWD is a non-profit professional association of directors of legal reasoning, research, writing, analysis, and advocacy programs from law schools throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. ALWD has more than 300 members representing more than 150 law schools.

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Latest ALWD News

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JAWLD Issues Call for Articles for Vol. 15

        Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD has issued a call for articles for its Volume 15 (Fall 2018) issue.  The deadline for submissions…

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Visiting Scholars Database Created

ALWD sponsors Visiting Scholars in Retoric and Writing to find schlars for a one to two-day visit that includes presentations to students, faculty, alumni or…

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Melissa Weresh 2017 Blackwell Award Recipient

Melissa Weresh is a Professor of Law at Drake University Law School and one of the brightest stars in the legal writing field. Professor Weresh…

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2015 ALWD Conference Materials Available

You can find presentation materials from the 2015 ALWD Conference here.