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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Six Boyd Professors to Present at Legal Writing Institute Conference

Professors Linda Berger, Linda Edwards, Sara Gordon, Lori Johnson, Terrill Pollman and Rebecca Scharf will attend the 16th Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference at the Drexel University of Law in Philadelphia from June 29 to July 2.

Professor Berger will become President of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) for the 2014-16 term at the start of the conference.

Professor Edwards and Professor Pollman will present a session on Akhil Reed Amar’s “America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By.”

Professor Gordon will present her paper, “What Jurors Want to Know: Motivating Juror Cognition to Increase Legal Knowledge and Improve Decision Making.” She also serves on the conference’s program committee.

Professor Johnson will present on a panel titled, “Practicing Today for Practice Tomorrow; Innovative Approaches.”

Professor Scharf will present a talk titled, “Bringing Social Justice Collaborations into the Classroom.” She was recently elected to the national Board of Directors for the LWI. Her term will begin at the conference and last until 2018.

LWI is the second largest organization of law professors in the country. Its biennial conference highlights developments in the legal writing field, while promoting discussion and scholarship on the topic.