Professor Joe Fore ’11 of the University of Virginia School of Law has been elected a board member of the Legal Writing Institute. 

LWI, the second-largest organization of law professors in the United States, announced seven new board members for 2020-24 on Tuesday. 

Fore currently serves as co-editor-in-chief of one of LWI’s publications, “The Second Draft” — a journal devoted to scholarship about legal skills pedagogy. He has also been helping lead efforts to revamp LWI’s publications website and online presence.  

“My main goal is to complete our work updating LWI’s digital publishing model, which will help to improve both the visibility and the status of legal skills scholarship,” Fore said. “I would also like to increase LWI’s engagement with the practicing bench and bar — to share our expertise and research to improve legal communication and make it easier for lawyers, judges, and the public to understand and use.” 

Fore has been a co-director of the Law School’s Legal Research and Writing Program since 2014. In addition to teaching research and writing courses, Fore works extensively with the Law School’s moot court programs. In 2018, he received the BLSA Service Award for his role in coaching the Black Law Students Association’s extramural moot court teams. 

With more than 1,000 members, LWI is “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,” according to the organization’s website.

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