It's not uncommon for new law students to arrive at law school anxious for support on their legal writing assignments and looking for strategies to improve their time management and exam preparation skills. At the same time, upper-level law students are often eager for opportunities to develop their public speaking, presentation development, and leadership skills. This article presents an overview of the 2009-10 Fall Writing Workshop Series, sponsored by the GW Law Writing Center, which successfully met both sets of goals. The article provides readers with concrete ideas for implementing a similar program at their law schools, and includes ideas for expanding and refining the program in future years.
GW Paper Series
GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-48; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-48
Gambert, Iselin and Grillot, Benjamin, Making Workshops Work (for Everyone): Creating and Capturing a Student-Driven Writing Workshop Series. Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Vol. 18, Nos. 2 + 3, pp. 133-39 (Winter/Spring 2010).