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Law School Writing Center

Our Services

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Writing clearly is a fundamental skill for any successful lawyer. A lawyer’s primary goal is communicating effectively; a lawyer most often communicates through writing.

The Law School Writing Center gives students the opportunity in a low-stakes and confidential setting to develop essential writing skills and strategies needed in classes and practice.

The Writing Specialist and Senior Teaching Fellow provide a wide variety of services in one-on-one meetings with students:

  • 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 an appointment or request additional information, please e-mail  

The services of the Law School Writing Center are available to all Law School students.

Law School Writing Center

Contact Us

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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
    Hillary Gell

    Senior Teaching Fellow
    Kelci Schmidt

    Law School Writing Center

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