SMU Law to Host Legal Writing Institute Workshop

Please join LWI at a 2019 One-Day Workshop held at SMU Dedman School of Law

Ethics and Professionalism in Legal Research, Writing, and Advocacy: Helping Faculty and Students Navigate Through Murky Waters

5 Hours Legal Ethics Credit

Presenters at this one-day workshop might address the following:

  • Effective methods to teach students regarding the duty to communicate candidly with a court and with clients
  • Utilizing proper citations and attribution to avoid plagiarism
  • Truth in negotiations: when hiding the ball becomes bad advocacy
  • Advocacy vs. dishonesty: slanting facts in an appellate record without compromising the truth
  • Using metadata and other electronic tools to detect plagiarism
  • Addressing ethics and professionalism in assignments and classroom discussions
  • Ethical consideration regarding the use of blogs, Wikipedia, Google™ and Websites
  • Professional interactions with students: handling student conferences and feedback
  • Reviewing and editing resumes and student writing samples without becoming a co-author
  • Identifying ethical landmines in legal writing and helping students to avoid stepping on them
  • Familiarizing students with Rules of Professional Conduct


Register HERE

Registration fees: $45.00 for regular attendees; $25.00 for host-school attendees; and $25.00 for presenters.


LWI Workshop Program


Hotel Information:  The Lumen - Reservations must be secured by November 27, 2019 to receive discounted room rate. Book Here:  Legal Writing Institute

Transportation: (Details to come)

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