The mission of the Legal Writing Resource Center is to support the UC Hastings student community. Our goal is to develop and guide students and provide assistance with research, grammar, citations, editing, and factual and analytical development of student writing.
Through individual student conferences, the Legal Writing Resource Center strives to provide feedback on written work including writing organization, outlining, analysis and the correct and effective use of legal authority and precedent. The Legal Writing Resource Center has a library of legal writing texts, handouts, materials, and online resources developed to help students succeed in law school and in their professional careers.
Appointments are staffed by LWR and Moot Court instructors and LWR and Moot Court Department legal professionals who will review written submissions and meet with students during scheduled appointments. Students may sign up for assistance online and referrals will be accepted from Hastings faculty and staff who believe that a student would benefit from additional help with legal research and writing.
Students in upper division writing seminars may receive assistance with pending projects, but must obtain permission of the professor 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 your TAs and instructors for assistance.
The LWRC is meant to be a supplement to LWR, not a substitute. As such, it is our policy that students do not use the LWRC as additional office hours for their LWR professors. Students are not allow to schedule appointments with their current LWR or Moot Court Professor.