Nov 28, 2011    #200
Contact: Laura Byerley
(816) 235-1592

Legal Writing Institute presents one-day workshop at UMKC School of Law

Kansas City, Mo. - The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law is one of 13 universities hosting a Legal Writing Institute (LWI) workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. To register, visit Registration fees of $100 will be donated to LWI, and a small-number of need-based scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, contact Tracy McGaugh at

Experienced legal writing professors, librarians and writing specialists will teach the workshop. The workshops are designed for new legal research and writing professors and adjuncts, but can benefit all faculty involved in legal writing education, from seasoned legal writing educators looking for new ideas to those thinking about entering the legal writing academy as teachers.

Presenters will offer tips and best practices related to each of the following topics:

1. Teaching Legal Writing (including topics such as creating problems, grading, selecting materials, conducting paper conferences and including other assignments as part of the research and writing course)

2. Teaching Persuasive Writing, Appellate Advocacy and Moot Court (including materials, practice sessions and guidelines for moot court practices and competitions)

3. Legal Research Update (including updates on new research methods and materials that faculty and students need to know)

4. Other Innovations (a potpourri panel that will differ at each location, where individual speakers and faculty roundtables can discuss classroom teaching innovations, scholarship opportunities, effective use of research assistants and other subjects of interest to legal research and writing faculty)

About The Legal Writing Institute:
The Legal Writing Institute (LWI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving legal writing by providing a forum for discussion and scholarship about legal writing, analysis and research. LWI promotes these activities through its publications, workshops, specialty conferences and the national biennial conferences held in even-numbered years.

The Legal Writing Institute has over 2,700 members representing all the ABA-accredited law schools in the United States. The Institute also has members from other countries, as well as from English departments, independent research-and-consulting organizations, and the practicing bar.

About UMKC:
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).


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