Writing Center

Spring 2020

The GW Law Writing Center will open on Tuesday, January 14 on a temporary schedule. Reservations for appointments during the week of January 14 will be made online through this Google Drive document:

Google Drive Temporary Schedule

Starting on Saturday, January 18, the regular schedule will be available by clicking on the "Schedule an Appointment" button below.

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.

Schedule an Appointment

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.


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. 

View Writing Center Policies

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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