To schedule an appointment with a Writing Fellow in the Writing Center, click on the "Schedule" button to the right. Note that you may be brought to a screen with a warning about a problem with a security system. Please click on the link that reads "Continue to this website (not recommended)" or similar.
The Fall Workshop Series
The Writing Fellows are hosting a series of workshops on a wide range of topics related to legal writing and law school life. For more information and to see a list of workshops being offered this fall, please visit the Fall Workshop Series Master Schedule.
The Writing Center, a component of the Legal Research and Writing Program, offers one-on-one writing conferences, multi-person workshops, videos, tip sheets, and other resources to legal writers of any class year and ability.
The Writing Center is staffed by 45 Writing Fellows, who are upper-level law students with strong writing and analysis skills. Writing Fellows are trained to work with writers at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming and outlining, to developing the structure of a legal analysis, to publishing a near-finished product. The goal of each writing conference is to help student writers become skilled and critical readers of their own writing.
Writing Fellows do not spell-check, grammar-check, cite-check, or proofread. Instead, they help students develop strategies for recognizing global problems in their work.
Who We Serve
The Writing Center welcomes all law students, including:
- 1Ls working on LRW assignments
- Students working on writing samples
- 2Ls and 3Ls working on seminar papers or journal notes*
- LL.Ms working on theses*
- Students working on papers for skills competitions*
*You must confirm with your professor or skills board advisor that you are permitted to use the Writing Center.
The Writing Center is located in Burns 416 and 419, and in Stuart 423 of the Law School.
The Writing Center is directed by Professor Iselin Gambert, who joined the faculty in 2009. A graduate of GW Law, she served as a Writing Fellow for two years as a law student.
Writing Fellows: Please follow this link for TWEN access.