Sign up through MyWC Online at uchastings.mywconline.com for a one-on-one appointment with a LWR/Moot Court Teacher or LW&R/Moot Court staff Member. Appointments are for a 15 or 30-minute time block, and you will be prompted to provide your written work or specific issues during sign up. Students should arrive at the LWRC, Room 468, at the beginning of their appointment time. If you are submitting more than 2 pages for review, you must schedule a 30-minute appointment. For longer appointments, the instructor will take up to 15-minutes to review the written work. During that 15 minute time block, you can spend time reviewing your written work and prepare questions for the advisor. Students will spend 15 minutes discussing their writing concerns with the writing advisor.
You will have to submit a document if you make an appointment with the LWRC 24 hours in advance to your appointment. This policy allows the advisor to review your paper in advance if they wish. If you do not submit your writing in advance, the effectiveness of your appointment may be limited to discussing general or apparent issues.
If you having through uploading a document, please follow our document upload tutorial.
Students in upper division writing seminars may receive assistance with a project that is pending and not yet graded with permission of the professor, and must obtain permission before the appointment with the LWRC. We invite students in the first year required writing program (LWR and Moot Court) to make appointments to go over feedback on previously graded assignments and for assistance with general writing, analysis, and research questions. However, if students in the required writing program have specific questions about their pending/ungraded writing projects, please consult with the TAs and professor for assistance.
Advisors will discuss your main concerns and tailor their feedback to the most necessary and relevant tips. You can expect to receive feedback on writing style, structure, grammatical issues, brainstorming, and researching. The LWRC aims to provide feedback that can be applied to all of your writing, not simply the writing being reviewed. Thus, do not expect substantial written corrections or edits to your paper. Instead, you will participate in a dialogue about your writing and how it can be improved.
Any type of legal writing will be reviewed. Advisors will help you with research and formulating ideas for structuring your argument. Please note that you must have permission from professors and supervisors to have class material and externship material reviewed, especially if the writing project will be graded in the future.
The LWRC is located on the 4th Floor of the 198 Building in Room 468.
For Fall 2015, the LWRC will have drop in hours available on Monday from 12:30 - 3:30 PM. Any student is welcome to drop by without making an appointment.
We have created templates and guidelines for common questions, such as tips on concise writing, how to write a scholarly paper, and how to edit a paper. The Center also has a library of legal writing books and resources. We are working to provide writing workshops and online videos in the future.
Appointments can be canceled 24 hours in advance through My WC Online. Within 24 hours notice, you must email the LWRC to advise that you are not able to attend your appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not show up for a scheduled appointment without adhering to the cancellation guidelines expressed here, you will not be permitted to make another appointment. The LWRC has limited appointments available to serve the entire UC Hastings student body, and your cooperation in communicating your unavailability is expected and appreciated.
For additional questions, please contact the Legal Writing Resource Center staff in the LW&R/Moot Court office or email email@example.com.