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L-PEO-C1-0606-01Clear and effective writing is a fundamental skill for any successful lawyer. A lawyer’s primary goal is to communicate, and a lawyer most often communicates through writing. The Law School’s Writing Center gives students the opportunity to develop clear and effective writing skills and strategies they will need in classes and in practice.

The Writing Specialist and Teaching Fellow work one-on-one with students to assess and diagnose common writing problems and to provide help with a wide variety of writing assignments. The services of the Law School Writing Center are available to all Law School students.

The Writing Center can provide students with a wide variety of
services related to writing, including:

  • Assessment of student writing to determine an individual student’s problem areas;
  • Instruction regarding problems with style, organization, grammar, or punctuation;
  • Assistance with outlining, drafting, revising, and editing writing assignments for first year and upper division courses;
  • Creation of effective writing samples for job applications; and
  • Strategies for ESL students.

To schedule a Writing Center appointment or request additional information, please e-mail  

Law School Writing Center

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    Law School Writing Center is located in room 128C of Wood Hall on the Law Campus.


    voice 503-768-6873

    Writing Specialist
    Lora Keenan

    Senior Teaching Fellow
    Declan McGarry

    Law School Writing Center

    • Law School Writing Center Lewis & Clark Law School10015 S.W. Terwilliger BoulevardMSC 51 Portland OR 97219