Date Chartered: 1/1/1974

Purpose

The Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research promotes the communication of ideas, interests, and activities among the members of the Section; reports on the status of legal research and writing; and makes recommendations on matters concerning law school administration and matters of interest in the teaching and improvement of law school curriculum.

Leadership   Listserv & Member-Only Content

Newsletters

Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research 2017 Newsletter (PDF)
Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research 2016 Newsletter (PDF)


Annual Meeting Programs

2020

Main Program
Extended Program
Luncheon
Works in Progress

2019

Main Program
Joint Program
Luncheon
Works in Progress


Awards

 

Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Award

The purpose of the Section Award is to honor an individual for an outstanding contribution to the field of legal writing, reasoning and research.

Nominations and Eligibility:  The criteria for the Section Award are service, scholarship, and legal-writing program design or other activity valuable to the advancement of the field of legal writing. If a Section Award is to be granted, the Chair shall announce in the spring newsletter that nominations are open for the award. The announcement shall include that nominations shall be submitted to the Awards Committee and the deadline for submission.

Announcement and Ceremony: If a Section Award is granted, the award may be announced at the next AALS Annual Meeting during the meeting or other event of the Section or as determined by the Section’s Executive Committee after obtaining AALS approval that the Section has followed it award criteria and procedures.

 

Recipients

Year Award Name Recipient Law School
2020 Legal Writing, Reading, and Research Award Grace Tonner University of California, Irvine School of Law
2019 Legal Writing, Reading, and Research Award Charles Calleros Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
2018 Legal Writing, Reading, and Research Award Darby Dickerson The John Marshall Law School
2017 Legal Writing, Reading, and Research Award Linda Berger University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
2016 Legal Writing, Reading, and Research Award Suzanne E. Rowe University of Oregon School of Law
2015 Legal Writing, Reading, and Research Award Mark E. Wojcik The John Marshall Law School
2014 Legal Writing, Reading, and Research Award Jan M. Levine Duquesne University School of Law
2013 Legal Writing, Reading, and Research Award Terrill Pollman University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
2012 Legal Writing, Reading, and Research Award Susan L. Brody The John Marshall Law School