October 01, 2015

Section Spotlight: A Forward Focus on the Section's Publishing Program

Erin Ruehrwein
Section Director

In an effort to expand the important value we deliver to our members and the legal education community by way of practical, resourceful and cutting-edge publications, we are excited to announce that the Section has appointed a Publications Committee for the 2015-2016 year. Chaired by Anthony Niedwiecki of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, the committee’s primary charge will be to provide oversight to the Section’s Publications Program and to work with Section and ABA publishing staff to create an on-going 3-5 year plan for updating existing Section publications and identifying new titles and authors. The committee will also review legal education-related book proposals and will provide peer review on manuscripts of accepted book proposals.

I encourage you to visit the Section’s publications website to learn more about the array of resources and publications we currently offer, which cover important topics ranging from legal reasoning for law students and business professionals to international bar admissions and legal writing programs, to name a few. And don’t forget, ABA and Section members receive discounts on many of our books. 

In addition to our books, the Section publishes essential annual publications including the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools, the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements, and the Annual Report.

Our publications program also offers valuable writing opportunities. If you are interested in writing for our quarterly electronic newsletter, Syllabus, visit the Syllabus homepage for the submission guidelines. If your interests lie in book publishing, visit the ABA Publishing website for author guidelines and the author book proposal form.  

A Word from Committee Chair, Anthony Niedwiecki
“I look forward to working with the Committee to identify issues and topics that will be helpful to members of the Section and those involved with legal education. I am sure that a priority of the Committee will be to help produce publications that address the significant changes we have seen in legal education and the practice of law over the past several years.”

We Want to Hear from You
We always welcome your comments and suggestions. If you would like to submit a suggestion regarding a current or potential publication, or any matter related to our publishing program, please contact me at Erin.Ruehrwein@americanbar.org.

 

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