June 23, 2021
Senior Legal Research and Writing Professor Elizabeth Frost received an Outstanding Service Award from the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD). The award is given to ALWD committee members who go “above and beyond” in their national service.
Frost received the honor for her extraordinary contributions to the ALWD Biennial Conference Program Committee this year. As the chair of the presentations subcommittee, she led the process of reviewing, selecting, and organizing presentations for the conference program. The award was presented at the ALWD Biennial Conference, hosted by University of Michigan on June 16-18. This is the second time Frost has been awarded the Outstanding Service Award from ALWD.
ALWD’s mission is to support the legal writing community as teachers, scholars, and leaders. Its biennial conference provides a forum for legal writing professors to come together to present their scholarship, learn from each other, and build relationships.
All five of Oregon Law’s legal writing professors presented at the conference, which focused on wellbeing, equity, and inclusion.
Professors Suzanne Rowe and Rebekah Hanley presented “Promoting Student Scholars: Core Values in Teaching, Equity, and Inclusion.” Their joint presentation explored ideas for mentoring and promoting emerging student scholars from diverse backgrounds.
Professor Joan Rocklin presented “Depression in Law Students: What Can You Do? What Should You Do?” Her presentation described depression rates among law students and provided an open forum to discuss how professors can help.
Professors Megan McAlpin and Elizabeth Frost jointly presented, “From Aspiration to Action: Teaching in a Pre-Law Outreach Program.” Frost and McAlpin discussed their experience designing and teaching a legal writing course for Oregon’s prelaw undergraduate program.