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This Essay is written on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI), celebrated at the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, the LWI's current home. In a sense the Essay is retrospective, for it is written to honor the scholars whose work has moved us toward a vision of legal writing scholarship and all it can offer. Many of those experienced and inspiring scholars have kindly offered their advice for inclusion in this Essay. That advice is probably the most important content included here, and it is placed, appropriately, at the end of the text as the Essay's capstone section.