The Legal Writing Institute established Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute in 1988 to showcase the developing discipline of legal writing. The Journal’s mission is to provide a forum for the publication of scholarly articles about the theory, substance, and pedagogy of legal writing. Unlike most law reviews, which are student-edited, the Journal is peer-reviewed. Our Editorial Board is composed of faculty from law schools across the country and includes some of the leading scholars and academics in the field of legal writing.
The goal of the Legal Writing Institute is to encourage a broader understanding of legal writing and the teaching of it. To further that goal, the Institute publishes Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, a peer-edited Journal that provides a forum for an exchange of scholarly ideas and opinions about legal writing. Legal Writing publishes articles, empirical research, book reviews, essays, and critical commentary from persons interested in the theory and the practice of legal writing; in composition, rhetoric and linguistic theory; in the design of courses and curricula; and in teaching and learning theory as applied in the classroom and practice.
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