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.
- Big TREAT Checklist
- TREAT Small Scale Organization
- 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]
- ORM Formatting Tip Sheet [pdf]
- ORM Checklist Tip Sheet
- International LLM IRAC Memo Formatting Tip Sheet
- Writing Samples Tip Sheet [pdf]
- Final Exam Tip Sheet [pdf]
Tip sheets were created by students and may not represent the views of any particular LRW professor or the LRW program.
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:
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.
- Writing Center
- Career Center
- Dean of Students Office
- Records Office
- Skills Competitions
- Student Organizations
- Student Wellness
- Foundations of Practice
- Inns of Court
- Academic Services
Schedule a Conference
The GW Law Writing Center is open throughout the academic year to meet with students in one-on-one writing conferences. To schedule a conference with a Writing Fellow, click on the "Schedule" button below. Students can sign up for a conference up to 21 days in advance. Space is limited, so you are encouraged to sign up well in advance of your desired appointment time. Please read the Writing Center policies document before your visit. Questions? Email [email protected].