Iselin Magdalene Gambert

Iselin Magdalene Gambert

Title: Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing; Associate Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program

Address: 2000 H Street, N.W, Washington, DC 20052

BA, Pomona College; JD, George Washington University

Biographical Sketch
Professor Gambert is one of four full-time faculty who coordinates the law school's legal writing curriculum. She directs the GW Law Writing Center and teaches Legal Research and Writing and Introduction to Advocacy. Professor Gambert also collaborates with the law school clinics; she hosts an Advanced Legal Writing Workshop each semester for the International Human Rights Clinic and has conducted workshops in effective feedback strategies to the Friedman Fellows. She also serves as an advisor in the Inns of Court Program.

In 2014, Professor Gambert was awarded an Endeavour Executive Fellowship and spent three months as a Visiting Scholar at Melbourne Law School (MLS), the top-ranked law school in Australia. While at MLS, she collaborated with faculty at three area law schools on best practices for implementing wellness and professional development training in legal education. She also conducted workshops for Australian law faculty and legal professionals on best practices in legal writing, training, and strategies for providing effective written feedback on legal writing assignments.

Professor Gambert has published several articles in the field of legal writing. She was also selected to be part of the U.S. Feminist Judgments Project, for which she wrote a commentary on Frontiero v. Richardson, which will be published in 2016 by Cambridge University Press as part of Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Gambert clerked for Judge Ronna Lee Beck at the D.C. Superior Court, Civil Division, and worked as an attorney and legal writer for a local public interest advocacy organization. She is a graduate of GW Law, where she was a two-year writing fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Program, the executive notes editor of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, and an editor and publication committee member of the GW Law Student Bar Association Student Legal Writing Review. She was a clinical fellow in the International Human Rights Clinic and received the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Graduate Award upon graduation.

Before law school, Professor Gambert was the Program Director of, a national nonprofit organization providing state-specific legal information to domestic violence survivors. She is currently a member of the organization’s Board of Directors and is the faculty advisor for the GW Law chapter of the Email Hotline. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for OurSpace Acupuncture, a nonprofit clinic in the D.C. metro region that provides affordable acupuncture treatments in a community setting.

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Curriculum Vitae [PDF]