Campbell Law Hosts 2011 Legal Writing Institute Workshop

RALEIGH, N.C. –Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law Dean Melissa Essary has announced that the school will host a Legal Writing Institution (LWI) One-Day Workshop on Friday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. Panel discussions providing tips and best practices on teaching legal writing (persuasion, advocacy, and moot court), legal research, and instructional innovations will be led by experienced instructors from law schools at Campbell University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Dayton, University of South Carolina, Tulane University, North Carolina Central University, West Virginia University, and Wake Forest University.

“Campbell Law is honored to host one of the 2011 LWI one-day workshops featuring such an excellent array of panels,” said Dean Essary. “This day of collaboration will be an extremely valuable resource to all writing faculty, law librarians and adjunct professors, as well as those who are seeking to become legal writing professors.”

In addition to the keynote address from Dean Melissa Essary, several professors and adjunct faculty from Campbell Law will be among the notable instructors for the workshop:

  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Bryan Boyd and Adjunct professor Alexa Chew will serve as panelists for the topic: Persuasion, Advocacy and Moot Court from 10:40 a.m.-noon.
  • Professor and Director of the Law Library Olivia Weeks will serve as panelist for the Hot Topics in Legal Research discussion from 1:40 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Reference Librarian Stephen Chan will serve as panelist for the Innovations in Teaching Legal Research and Writing from 3:20 p.m.-4:40 p.m.

LWI One-Day Workshops are designed for new legal research and writing professors and adjuncts, but they can benefit all faculty involved in legal writing education, from seasoned legal writing educators looking for new ideas to those thinking about entering the legal writing academy as teachers.

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Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The School has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,200 alumni, including 2,200 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 25 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit

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