Legal Writing eJournal
Editors: Terry Seligmann and Emily Zimmerman
Drexel University College of Law and Drexel University College of Law

The Legal Writing Institute's SSRN eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts that relate to all issues in the legal writing field. The journal seeks articles that cover topics including (1) effective ways to teach legal writing; (2) the doctrine of legal writing and lawyering, including persuasive and effective techniques; (3) legal research; (4) oral communication and advocacy; and (5) other related topics to legal writing.

The Legal Writing Institute is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to exchange ideas about legal writing and to provide a forum for research and scholarship about legal writing and legal analysis. The Institute is currently housed at Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia.

The Institute promotes new activities through a newsletter, published twice a year; a scholarly journal, published about once a year; and a national conference that has been held every other year since 1984. It has also sponsored several international conferences on legal writing. It annually offers a writer's workshop for developing scholars in the field.

The Institute has close to 2000 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. Anyone who is interested in legal writing or the teaching of legal writing may join the Institute.

Membership is free. To join, click on the membership link on LWI's website at http://www.lwionline.org/

Click here to Browse our Electronic Library to view our archives of abstracts and associated full text papers published in this journal.

Sample Issue

Legal Writing eJournal Advisory Board
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Editors: Terry Seligmann and Emily Zimmerman
Drexel University College of Law and Drexel University College of Law


Coleen M. Barger

Mary Beth Beazley

Linda L. Berger

Robin Boyle

Linda H. Edwards

Kristin Gerdy

Laurel Oates

Terrill Pollman

Ruth Anne Robbins

Louis J. Sirico

Michael R. Smith

Kathryn Stanchi