LARW Hosts Inaugural Junior Legal Writing Workshop

Photograph: LARW WorkshopThe Legal Analysis Research and Writing (LARW) program at Washburn University School of Law hosted its first Junior Legal Writing Scholars’ Workshop in July 2014 with great enthusiasm.  Legal writing professors from across the country joined Washburn Law’s LARW professors to discuss their latest scholarship endeavors, ranging from new brainstorming ideas to nearly completed drafts. In the process, they critiqued and supported each other’s writing. 

Washburn Law Professors Emily Grant and Joe Mastrosimone organized and hosted the workshop. “The participants were thoughtful; they were enthusiastic; and they were supportive,” said Grant, who is also a co-director of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (ILTL), which is co-hosted by Washburn Law.

The program was considered a success, with many attendees expressing that they were impressed with the event. “I attended a few of the sessions and they were rigorous and rewarding,” said Washburn Law Professor Tonya Kowalski, also a contributing faculty member with the ILTL. Workshop attendee Christine Bartholomew posted on Facebook, “Thanks so much for an amazing, helpful, and productive workshop!”

Washburn is proud of its commitment to legal writing scholarship, and this workshop revealed just a small sampling of the excellent scholarship that legal writing professors across the nation are producing.

Participating in the workshop were Heidi Holland (Gonzaga University School of Law); Elizabeth Sherowski (The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law); Anne Mullins (University of North Dakota School of Law); Allison Kort (UMKC School of Law; Susan Salmon (University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law); and Christine Bartholomew (SUNY Buffalo Law School); and Jeffrey Jackson, Tonya Kowalski, and Jalen Lowry (Washburn Law).