Legal Communication &
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 Fifth Edition of the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation and its online companion are now available on the Wolters Kluwer website. The online companion is packed with exercises to help improve students' mastery of essential citation skills. The new Fifth 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
Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD has issued a call for articles for its Volume 14 (Fall 2017) issue. The deadline for submissions is…
The Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute are proud to announce the recipient of the 2016 Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award…
You can find presentation materials from the 2015 ALWD Conference here.