Since its beginnings in 2015, the University of Baltimore School of Law's Legal Writing Center has helped a great number of students improve their writing skills and become more productive, better attuned members of our law student community.
In Fall 2018, the center had a record 178 appointments. Clearly, demand for this resource is on the rise—in fact, we opened a bit earlier this year than in past years to meet the need.
Most of our students met with their Legal Writing Fellow peers on Mondays and Wednesdays. But as a testament to the Fellows' dedication, there were many appointments on Saturdays and Sundays, too.
UBalt law students are asked to fill out a short survey after their appointments; here are some sample comments:
- "Great resource!"
- "It was only a half hour meeting but was extremely effective. It was right to the point and very helpful for writing strategies to be used for the rest of the semester."
- "The Writing Fellow spent quality time with my paper."
- "The Writing Fellow was VERY helpful, especially on such short notice. She gave me guidance and confidence."
- "The Writing Fellow clearly had read my memo in great detail and while she made a number of recommendations, she did so kindly and was also open to discussing why I had written something the way I had."
- "Great deal of help with organization and style."
- "The Writing Fellow was very helpful, and I felt more confident when I went to the next round of editing for my paper."
- "The Writing Fellow addressed all my questions and gave me great feedback. I could tell he really took the time to go through my paper prior to appointment."
The University of Baltimore School of Law is proud to provide this resource to our students. We all believe in good, clear, effective writing—for every class, every presentation, every case and every client. The Legal Writing Center, with its emphasis on peer-to-peer guidance and the establishment of best practices over the duration of a student's law school career, is our way of ensuring student success.
If you're a law student, and if you're feeling even slightly uncertain about that next assignment—whether it's your first brief or a capstone writing project—the Legal Writing Center can help. Join the many who have integrated it into their law school toolkit. Book an appointment today.