Professor Anne Enquist honored with national legal writing award

March 11, 2014

 Professor Anne Enquist, director of Seattle University School of Law's top-ranked Legal Writing program, is the 2014 recipient of the Burton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education.  She will receive her award at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on June 9. 

Anne Enquist Enquist is a prolific scholar, excellent teacher and strong advocate for the importance of legal writing. She is the co-author of five acclaimed legal writing books and author of a number of widely read, highly influential articles. She served on the Editorial Board for Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute from 1994-2002 and chaired the Program Committee for the national conference of the Legal Writing Institute in 1994. She also served, for more than 20 years, as a director of LWI. She joined the faculty in 1980.

She was described by her multiple nominators as an innovator, a workhorse, a kind and devoted citizen of her school and of the legal community, an outstanding teacher, and an established leader.

"Professor Enquist is more than deserving of this prestigious award. She is a skillful teacher and dedicated mentor to countless students," Dean Annette E. Clark said. "She is a zealous advocate for the Legal Writing Program and Seattle University School of Law. I am so proud to have Anne leading our acclaimed program."

The Burton Awards Program is designed to reward major achievements in the law, ranging from literary awards to the greatest reform in law. The awards are selected by professors from Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School and Columbia Law School, among others.