The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI)
"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."
Each volume focuses on a specific topic relevant to building the knowledge base of the discipline of legal communication and to strengthening the teaching, scholarship, public service, and status of legal writing professionals.
Volume 1: The Art of Critiquing Written Work
Volume 2: The New Teacher's Deskbook
Volume 3: Teaching Legal Writing: Theory
Volume 4: Advanced Legal Writing: Courses & Themes
Volume 5: Rhetoric as a Resource for Teaching and Scholarship
Volume 6: Moot Court and Oral Advocacy
Volume 7: The New Teacher's Deskbook (Update 2011-2018)
Volume 8: Legal Communication and Technology
Volume 9: Legal Writing and Social Justice
Volumes 10-11: Applied Legal Storytellling
Volume 12: Visual Legal Writing
"The Second Draft is a peer-reviewed publication of the Legal Writing Institute dedicated to sharing ideas related to teaching legal research and writing. We aim to publish short, readable, lightly footnoted essays and articles—typically ranging from 1000 to 3000 words—that combine theory with practical experience and personal insight."
"In Legal Writing in Plain English, Bryan Garner provides legal professionals sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. It teaches legal writers how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. In essence, it teaches straight thinking--a skill inseparable from good writing."