SCRIBES MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
"Using plain language can save businesses and government agencies a ton of money."
—Joseph Kimble, author of Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please.
Scribes Student Legal Writing Society at Texas Tech
Scribes at LWI
2019 CLE in Washington D.C.
We held our 2019 CLE on Friday, April 12 in Washington D.C. at the Law Library of Congress. Find the full program here.
The event featured an overview of the Law Library by Barbara Bavis, a roundtable discussion with former solicitors general and members of the Supreme Court bar, and remarks from Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who received this year’s Scribes Lifetime Achievement Award. We also presented the winners of this year’s Scribes Brief, Book, and Law Review Award.
Scribes Co-Sponsored the Second Annual CLE in the City in Conjunction with the ABA on
Chicago law firms and top area law schools opened their doors for a CLE sessions in 8 tracks, including legal writing & persuasion, cybersecurity, family law, privacy & security, and more.
Participants earned up to 3.0 credits including 3.0 ethics credits in 60 minute jurisdictions or 3.6 credits including 3.6 ethics credits in 50 minute jurisdictions. Tickets were $35 per session.
Contact with any questions.
Nominations for the 2019-2020
Law Review Award Are Open
Law journals may submit one student-authored comment or note for consideration in this year's law review competition.
To receive an entry form, contact Philip Johnson at email@example.com.
Scribes Welcomes a New Student Chapter
We are pleased to announce that students at WMU Cooley Law School started a Scribes student chapter in spring 2019 under the sponsorship of Professor Mark Cooney.
WMU Cooley joins the John Marshall Law School and Texas Tech University School of Law as the third school with a Scribes student chapter. These groups encourage strong legal writing in law school work and assist students with publishing their work before they graduate.
2019 Award Winners
We're pleased to announce the winners of our 2019 Brief, Law Review, and Book Award.
First place in the Brief Award went to Caitlin Messinger and Keriann Smith of Florida State University College of Law.
Joe DeMott of Stanford Law School won our Law-Review Awardfor his note, Rethinking Ashe v. Swenson from an Orginialist Perspective.
The winner of our Book Award is We the Corporations by Adam Winkler.
For runners up and previous winners, please see the respective award pages. Congratulations to all of our winners!