Writing matters—in the classroom, in the workplace, and in the law.
Currently enrolled UBalt law students may visit the School of Law's Legal Writing Center for one-on-one assistance with a UBalt Writing Fellow on any writing assignment in law school if permitted by the student's professor. If you are an accomplished writer or somebody who is just getting comfortable with legal writing, we welcome you to seek feedback on your writing. You may bring any substantive writing to the Legal Writing Center, including memos and letters, seminar papers, advocacy papers such as court memoranda and briefs, and writing samples for job interviews. Our Writing Fellows are available for appointments during a variety of times—contact us to schedule your consultation to get started on revising your work!
The Writing Lab
Congratulations to our Legal Writing Fellows on their recent publications! Presented by the Legal Writing Center and the Maryland State Bar Association
Groundhog Day: In Praise of Predictability of Legal Writing, Erin Carrington-Smith
New Year, New Me: Five Ways to Improve Your Legal Writing, Brigid McCarthy
The Comma: Little Punctuation, Big Impact, Sara Braniecki
A Reminder of the Basics: Bad Research + Bad Writing = Bad Lawyering, Caterina Sorrento
Brevity: Verbosity's Archnemesis, Mitchell Dolman
To meet with a Writing Fellow, please log in through the Appointment Tool. Choose "Legal Writing Center" in the drop down menu to see available times and to receive instructions about forwarding your paper to your Fellow prior to your appointment. Appointments are thirty minutes and are generally available every day of the week. If you're new to the online appointment system, you'll have to register first.
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Learn about our Writing Fellows here.
Please note: Writing Fellows are not experts in substantive legal issues. Accordingly, they will be unable to comment on the accuracy of your paper's substance. In addition, if a Writing Fellow's advice contradicts instructions you have received from your professor, you are responsible for clarifying with your professor on how best to proceed.