Southwestern's Writing Center was created to produce better legal writers. The Center assists any law student seeking help with such writing assignments as legal memos, briefs, seminar papers, clinical work, externship assignments, law review or journal notes, cover letters, and writing samples. Students are welcome to visit at any stage of their writing - from brainstorming to polishing. The feedback will conform to any restrictions given by individual professors.
Students can utilize the services of the Writing Center for help with such areas as developing effective outlines in advance of writing; grammar and style; or answering citation questions. The Center will also present periodic legal writing workshops and exercises and will provide an online grammar diagnostic test.
One-on-one sessions with the Director of the Writing Center may cover:
- Developing effective outlines in advance of writing
- Working on grammar, punctuation, usage, organization, and style
- Answering specific citation questions
W626 (on the 6th floor of the Westmoreland Building)
- Mondays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Wednesdays and Fridays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The above hours are during the fall and spring
semesters when classes are in session. Although students can drop in during these hours, appointments are recommended
and can be made via the law school's TWEN site, and telephonic sessions
can also be arranged. The Writing Center
operates by appointment only during the summer, January Intersession,
Professor Christine Chorba
Director of the Writing Center
(213) 738-5747 / email@example.com