Writing Center

Fall 2019 

The GW Law Writing Center is located in Burns 410 and is a component of the Fundamentals of Lawyering program. The Writing Center 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 approximately 40 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 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.

To learn more about the Writing Center, please review its Policies.

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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*
  • LLMs 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.


Policies

All Writing Center conferences are governed by the Writing Center Policies. Students are responsible for reviewing the following Policies document in advance of their first Writing Center conference. 

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Contact Information

The Writing Center is located in Burns 410. 
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 202.994.4650

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.

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