The GW Law Writing Center is staffed by a team of roughly 40 upper-level students called Writing Fellows (WFs). WFs have excellent legal writing skills and are also highly skilled communicators with others who are tackling their own legal writing projects. WFs not only provide valuable feedback to student writers about their writing process, legal analysis, and the large- and small-scale organization of their drafts, but they also serve as mentors who are available to talk to students about virtually every aspect of the law school experience.
WFs serve for an entire academic year; hiring takes place during the spring semester before that year begins. The application process involves a rigorous and holistic review of each candidate and includes submission of various written materials as well as two interviews: one with a member of the LRW faculty and another with a current WF.
Students accepted into the WF program are required to attend a mandatory half-day orientation session that takes place on the Sunday before the first day of the fall semester for upper-level students.
Students interested in applying to be a Writing Fellow should follow these steps:
1. Join the Writing Fellow Applications TWEN page.
The page is titled "2018-19 LRW Writing Fellow Applications." (Note that the academic year in the title will be updated each year.)
2. Attend the Writing Fellow Info Session.
The info session will typically be held in early February; check the Writing Fellow Applications TWEN page for the specific date, time, and room number. A recording of the info session will be made available on TWEN for students who are unable to attend.
3. Review the WF Application Process Info document.
You can view the Writing Fellows Application Process document [pdf] here or on TWEN. Note that TWEN is always the best place to go for the most updated versions of all documents.
4. Prepare your application and fill out the WF Application Cover Sheet.
You can view the Writing Fellows Application Cover Sheet [pdf] here or on TWEN. Note that TWEN is always the best place to go for the most updated versions of all documents.
5. Submit your application both electronically through TWEN and in hard copy.
The application deadline is typically in mid-February. Check the Writing Fellow Applications TWEN page for specific deadline information.
6. If invited to the interview stage, attend interviews with LRW faculty and a current WF.
More information about how to prepare for the interview stage will be available on TWEN.
7. Decisions will be announced by mid-April.
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