Kathleen Vinson headshotLegal writing professor Kathleen Elliott Vinson JD ’95 was elected president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), a nonprofit professional association of directors of legal writing programs in the United States, Canada and Australia. ALWD has more than 300 members representing more than 150 law schools. Vinson also serves on ALWD’s Executive Committee.

Vinson is the director of Legal Writing, Research and Written Advocacy at Suffolk. She teaches legal practice skills, advanced legal writing and problem solving courses. She also is the past chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) section on legal reasoning, writing and research and served on the board of directors of the Legal Writing Institute.