Writing Center Resources

Fall Writing Workshop Series

Every fall, the Writing Fellows host a series of workshops on a wide range of topics, from mastering TREAT to preparing for exams. Law students of all class years are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Workshops

Fall 2015 Workshops

Past Workshops

2014 Workshop

2013 Workshop

2011 Workshop 

2010 Workshop 

Videos, PowerPoints, and other resources from Fall 2012 workshops are currently available in the "Announcements & Discussion" section of the 2012-13 LRW Program 1L TWEN page.  In the future, these materials will also be available on the Writing Center page on the GW Law Portal, which is where workshop videos from 2010 and 2011 are located. Once logged in to the Portal, click on the "Writing Center" page under the "Department Info" tab.

Legal Writing Tip Sheets

Writing Fellows past and present have created a variety of legal writing tip sheets designed to help students through various aspects of a legal writing assignment.

Question Presented Tip Sheet [pdf]
Brief Answer Tip Sheet [pdf]
Conclusions Tip Sheet [pdf]
Outlining Your Memo Tip Sheet [pdf]
Memo Two: A Timeline For Success Tip Sheet [pdf]

Tip sheets were created by students and may not represent the views of any particular LRW professor or the LRW program.

ESL Help

The George Washington University Language Center provides a wide range of academic support for both faculty and students. The Language Center houses the English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) for enrolled GW students with non-English-speaking backgrounds. The EAP program helps non-native English speakers develop their research and writing skills.

Additional ESL Resources:

Purdue OWL ESL

A Writer's Reference - ESL

Dave's ESL Cafe

Online Writing Resources 

Purdue Online Writing Lab

A Writer's Reference

International Writing Centers Association's Resources for Writers

DePaul Center for Writing-Based Learning Resources for Writers

George Mason Writing Center Writing Resource

University of Wisconsin - Madison Writing Center's Writer's Handbook

UNC Writing Center's Writing Handouts

Additional Writing Resources at GW

The GW Writing Center offers one-on-one writing conferences in Gelman 103. The undergraduate and graduate tutors who staff the center are not familiar with legal writing specifically, but they are trained to work with writing of any discipline, and help writers improve clarity, organization, and style. 


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