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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You can find presentation materials from the 2015 ALWD Conference here.
ALWD and LWI honored the 2015 Blackwell Award recepient Helene Shapo at the annual AALS Conference in Washington, DC on January 2, 2015. Congratulations!