Reminder: you must email your WF AT LEAST 24 HOURS in advance of your appointment if you want your WF to read your draft in advance. The "24 hour deadline" will be strictly enforced.
If you would like your Writing Center appointments to integrate with your Google Calendar, be sure to respond "Yes" to the "Include iCal links with appointment confirmation messages?" question when you register for an account.
Welcome to the GW Law Writing Center scheduling page!
If this is your first time using the Writing Center (WC), please register for an account by clicking the link to the left. Tip: When you register, be sure to respond "Yes" to the "Include iCal links with appointment confirmation messages?" question if you would like your Writing Center appointments to integrate with your Google Calendar. You can edit this setting later on in the "Update Your Profile and Email Options" menu.
Spring 2021 Writing Center schedule information
The WC will open for the semester on Monday, January 11 and will be open through Monday, April 12. The WC is closed on weekends (except during Busy Weeks as noted below) and on days when the law school is closed (ie, MLK Day, Inauguration Day, President's Day, and Spring Break).
Students can make WC appointments up to 21 days in advance and are limited to 1 appointment per week. All WC appointments are either 30 or 45 minutes in length depending on the week. All appointments on the "Regular" WC schedule are 45 minutes in length, while appointments on the "Busy Weeks" schedules are 30 minutes in length. Busy Weeks take place in advance of major 1L writing assignments and the shorter appointment length is in place to allow the WC to accommodate as many students as possible. The schedule for Busy Weeks for the fall semester are as follows:
Motion Memo Busy Weeks:
Jan. 11 - Friday, Jan. 15
Tuesday, Jan. 19, Thursday, Jan. 21, & Friday, Jan. 22
Monday, Jan. 25 - Saturday, Jan. 30
Appellate Brief Busy Weeks:
Monday, March 29 - Saturday, April 3
Monday, April 5 - Saturday, April 10
Monday, April 12
To make an appointment during one of our Busy Weeks, please be sure to search for availability on the specific schedule for the dates in question.
In Spring 2021, all WC appointments will take place virtually. Please plan to use the built-in WCOnline online software unless your WF tells you otherwise.
If there are no available appointments that work for you, you can sign up to join a waitlist. If an appointment opens up, all students on the waitlist for that time period will receive an email and the appointment will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Submitting your draft
If you want your Writing Fellow to review your draft before you meet in person, please email your draft (in .doc or .docx format) directly to your Writing Fellow AT LEAST 24 hours in advance of your conference. Drafts submitted after the 24-hour deadline will NOT be read by your Writing Fellow. This policy will be strictly enforced. Be sure to include in the document itself a brief agenda of what you want your Writing Fellow to focus on. If the document is more than 15 pages in length, indicate which 15 pages you want the Writing Fellow to review.
Learn more about the Writing Fellows
Click here to learn more about the 2020-21 Writing Fellows, including their contact info, who their FL professor was, and their areas of expertise.
Writing Center policies
By making an appointment with the GW Law Writing Center, you agree to abide by our policies, which are online here.
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