September 14, 2015
Professor Mary-Beth Moylan became the immediate past president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) in August 2015.
Moylan, the director of McGeorge's Global Lawyering Skills (GLS) program, served as president-elect and president since August 2013.
Moylan co-authored the textbook, Global Lawyering Skills, with professor of lawyering skills Stephanie Thompson, and contributing authors from the McGeorge GLS faculty including Hether Macfarlane, Ed Telfeyan, Adrienne Brungess, Gretchen Franz, Jeff Proske, and Maureen Moran. Former GLS faculty members Kathleen Friedrich, Jennifer Gibson, and Maureen Watkins also contributed chapters. The textbook has been used in legal research and writing classes, although it includes chapters outside the traditional legal research and writing curriculum including chapters on client interviewing, client counseling, international and transnational research, alternative dispute resolution, and includes cross-cultural considerations in most of the chapters.
ALWD is a non-profit professional association of directors of legal reasoning, research, writing, analysis, and advocacy programs from law schools throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. ALWD has more than 200 members representing more than 150 law schools. McGeorge hosted the organization's 2011 conference.