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 will be published in early 2014, along with an online companion website 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
The annual legal writing survey is available now. Get your copy here.
The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2105 ALWD Conference in Memphis is November 14, 2014. For more information, visit the conference webpage.
Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD invites submission of articles for its Volume 12 (Fall 2015) issue. Volume 12 will include articles on the full range of topics…