Recognizing that writing is central to both legal practice and legal education, the Florida Coastal Writing Center helps students transition to the legal discourse community and supports the Law School's goal of developing strong legal writers across the curriculum.Located in the Coastal Law Library, the Writing Center is staffed by trained upper-level students known as Writing Fellows, who engage writers in a collaborative process. Through interactive, individualized conferences, the Writing Fellows provide feedback on specific pieces of legal writing with a focus on improving performance on law school exams, and help students develop clear and effective writing skills they will need in classes and in practice. The individualized feedback students receive conforms to any and all restrictions set by the Coastal faculty.
Although the Writing Fellows do not provide feedback regarding the substance of essays, students are educated and prepared to tackle future essays by learning how to format their IRACs and how best to organize major and sub issues.
Please note, as required by the Honor Code, we are unable to provide feedback on assignments that will be submitted for a grade.
Note that walk-in assistance is limited and may not always be available during our operating hours. An appointment is always recommended.
If you would like to contact the Writing Center, you can send an email to WritingCenter@fcsl.edu.
Note: To make an appointment outside of the regular appointment schedule, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purdue OWL - https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
Grammar Bytes - http://www.chompchomp.com/handouts.htm
Lewis & Clark Writing Center - https://college.lclark.edu/academics/support/writing_center/handouts/
Columbia Law School - http://web.law.columbia.edu/writing-center/handouts