Writing Center

Spring 2017

The GW Law Writing Center will open on Tuesday, January 17 on a temporary schedule. Reservations for appointments during the week of January 17 can be made online through this Google Drive document.
Starting on Saturday, January 21, the regular schedule will be available by clicking on the "Schedule" button below.

Schedule an Appointment

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.

Apply to be a Writing Fellow

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.

Contact Information

The Writing Center is located in Burns 416 and 419, and in Stuart 423 of the GW Law.

E-mail: writingcenter@law.gwu.edu
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.

More about the Writing Center