John Marshall Law School Professor Mark Wojcik Wins Burton Foundation Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing

Chicago, Illinois, Feb. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Professor Mark Wojcik of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago has been selected to receive the 2018 Burton Foundation Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education.

Each year, the Burton Foundation’s Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing and Education Committee presents this award “to the finest law school teacher who has promoted and advanced legal writing.”

“I’m deeply honored to be included among the legal writing giants who have previously won this award, said Wojcik. “This is the highest award given for contributions to legal writing education, and it’s given in the most magnificent of venues at the Library of Congress. I’m simply thrilled to be getting this award!”

Wojcik will be honored at the 2018 Burton Awards in Washington, D.C. later this year. He is the second John Marshall faculty member to be selected for this honor. In 2005, John Marshall Dean Darby Dickerson won the award while she was Dean at Stetson University College of Law. 

“The Burton Foundation Award is one of the most prestigious legal-writing awards in the country. We are incredibly proud of Mark and all he has contributed to the field. And we are grateful that the committee recognizes his many accomplishments,” said Dickerson.

Wojcik, a John Marshall faculty member since 1992, teaches Lawyering Skills, International Law, International Business Transactions, Torts and Sexual Orientation Law. He is also the founder of the Global Legal Skills Conference Series, the author of multiple books, the incoming president of Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers and a three-time board member of the Legal Writing Institute.  

Wojcik is also the past Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research and a winner of the AALS Section Award for lifetime contributions to legal writing education.

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall’s Lawyering Skills Program 5th, its Trial Advocacy Program 13th and its Intellectual Property Law Program 19th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.


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CONTACT: Miller McDonald
The John Marshall Law School 

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