Professors Jeanna Hunter and Meredith Stange were selected to lead committees as members of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI). The LWI is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving legal communication by supporting the development of teaching and scholarly resources and establishing forums to discuss the study, teaching, and practice of professional legal writing.
Professor Hunter will co-chair the Academic Support Committee which is charged with gathering information on the growing need for and provision of academic support programs in law schools and recommend ways in which LWI can partner with ASP faculty to further LWI’s mission. Professor Hunter currently serves as director of the NIU Law Academic Success Program. She teaches legal writing and advocacy and also helps to coordinate the first-year Academic Success Program.
Professor Stange will co-chair the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. This committee fosters and supports diversity and inclusion in legal writing education by supporting legal writing faculty of color, LGBTQ legal writing faculty, legal writing faculty with disabilities, and the inclusion of a diversity of perspectives in the legal writing classroom. Professor Stange is the director of the NIU Law Legal Writing Program. She teaches Legal Writing I and II, Legal Methods, Legal Analysis: Skills and Strategies, Writing for Practice, and Health Law. She is also a coordinator for the first-year Academic Success Program.