Professor Tonya Kowalski Elected to National Board Position

Photograph: Tonya KowalskiProfessor Tonya Kowalski has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD). ALWD is a national professional organization that advances legal skills education by supporting research and advocating for improved teaching methods, curriculum, and educator status.  

Washburn University School of Law is one of only a handful of law schools in the United States to devote fully tenured and tenure-track faculty to its first-year legal skills program and its clinical program. Our legal writing program is nationally regarded and frequently ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report. 

Professor Kowalski's research is helping to develop methods to help students improve their learning recall as they transition into higher studies and law practice. She is a contributing faculty member in the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, which is co-hosted at Washburn Law, and is expanding her work internationally, particularly in India and Georgia.  She is also active in the Legal Writing Institute. ​