Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers is launching a Canvas site to provide outstanding content about legal writing to its members, law-review editors, and other interested individuals. To accelerate content development and showcase talent from various parts of the legal profession, the Scribes Board has created the Scribes Fellows Program to attract attorneys, judges, academics, and librarians willing to produce original, engaging content related to legal writing. For the second year, which will run from June 2024 through May 2025, Scribes will select two Scribes Fellows. For more information on compensation and the application process, please see this document.
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The world of law reviews can be daunting, especially for new editors. To shed light on the subject, “The Law School Lounge” podcast recently featured an enlightening episode. Host Krystal Norton welcomed two experts on the subject: Dean Darby Dickerson of Southwestern Law School and Professor Brooke Bowman of Stetson University College of Law. Both are distinguished board members of Scribes – The American Society of Legal Writers. Their conversation delved deep into the complexities of law reviews and journals, touching upon their historical context, structural intricacies, and their profound influence on the legal field. The episode spotlights “The Scribes Manual for Law Review Editors”, a comprehensive guide co-edited by Dean Dickerson and Professor Bowman.  For budding law students and those contemplating participating in law review, this episode promises a wealth of insights. Tune in on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/49czCdW. But the learning doesn’t end there. Dive into a reservoir of resources tailored for law reviews and law review editors. Head over to https://www.scribes.org/law-review-project/ to snag your copy of the Scribes Manual, sign up for the upcoming National Conference for Law Review Editors, and unearth more treasures. With Scribes by your side, you’re on track to elevate your legal writing prowess. Don’t miss out!
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Scribes–The American Society of Legal Writers will be hosting our 2023 Annual CLE Program on Friday, October 13, 2023, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. (ET), 12:00-2:00 p.m. (CT), 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (PT). The program will be held virtually via Zoom. Join us for an exciting panel discussion on “The Use of AI in Legal Writing.” This thought-provoking and timely program examines the impact of generative artificial intelligence (AI) on legal writing. Featuring a distinguished panel, this program will discuss the benefits and risks of using AI tools like ChatGPT. Our panel, moderated by Justice (ret.) John G. Browning, a former Texas appellate justice who chairs the State Bar of Texas AI Taskforce, will look at what AI is, how it is being used and misused by lawyers, how AI can be used ethically and effectively in legal writing, and how courts are reacting to the use of generative AI. Is AI the “future of legal writing?” Join our program and find out. After the panel discussion, join us in recognizing some of the 2023 Scribes award winners, including Book Award winner Professor Frederick Schauer. Professor Schauer will join us live to discuss his award-winning book The Proof: Uses of Evidence in Law, Politics, and Everything Else. Learn more here: https://www.scribes.org/2023_cle/.   *CLE credit pending in California, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, and Texas   Register now: https://swlaw-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2XRVf4sYSMmyKb05Q2-aJw  Not a member? Join today at https://www.scribes.org/membership/ A full schedule of the event can be found here: 2023 Scribes Annual CLE Program – FINAL AGENDA
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SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL IN LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCED AS NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR SCRIBES—THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LEGAL WRITERS Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2023 – Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting legal writing and excellence in legal scholarship, has selected Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles to serve as its new Headquarters.
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Later this month, Scribes plans to launch a Canvas site to provide outstanding content about legal writing to its members, law-review editors, and other interested individuals. To accelerate content development and showcase talent from various parts of the legal profession, the Scribes Board has created the Inaugural Scribes Fellows Program to attract attorneys, judges, academics, and librarians willing to produce original, engaging content related to legal writing. For the inaugural year, which will run from June 2023 through May 2024, Scribes will select up to three Fellows.  For more information on compensation and the application process, please click here to read more.
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Each year, the Texas Bar Foundation honors those who exemplify the highest standards of the legal profession. This year, they have awarded their Outstanding Law Review Article Award to John Browning, Scribes President. Learn more about the award by clicking here.
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