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The Legal Writing online Archives will enable access to a variety of historical materials related not only to the history of the Legal Writing Institute, but the history of Legal Writing programs, professionals, and the organizations that have supported Legal Writing and skills professionals.
Compiled by Karin Mika and Ralph Brill.
Legal Writing History Video
Other History Videos
(Gopen discusses his attempts to create an undergraduate program that would prepare students for writing in law school.)
Mary S. Lawrence, An Interview with Marjorie Rombauer, 9 J.L.W.I. 19 (2001).
(Discusses Marjorie Rombauer's role in creating the first Legal Writing program staffed by full-time professionals. The program was created in 1960 at the University of Washington. Rombauer remained director or Legal Writing program until 1978 and was a major advocate for increasing the quality of skills training in law school for her entire career.)
(includes the Statement on Security of Position discussed at the 1984 Conference)
Click this link for LWI Newsletters and the Second Draft
Click this link for AALS Newsletters and List of Section Award Winners
Click this link for Other Documents (Other Documents includes Survey links and invitations to Awards Ceremonies)
Click this link for Legal Writing Departments and Professors Featured in Postcards and Brochures
AALS Section Recordings
(Approaches to the Organization of Legal Research and Writing Courses in a First Year Curriculum. The 1975 session includes a recital of the history of the field of Legal Writing done by Ed Schroeder.)
(Computerized Legal Research and Law Teaching)
(Defining and Teaching Legal Analysis in a First Year Legal Research and Writing Course)
(Assisted Faculty Directed Writing Programs and Alternate Pedagogies for Teaching Analysis, Writing, Research, and Drafting.
This recording is a combination program done with the Clinicians. It is the first session done after the Section name was changed. It includes the debut of Richard Neumann as a national speaker and also includes declaration from a representative of the ABA that law schools need to finally understand that students need more extensive skills training.)
(Methods of Critiquing Student Writing)