Writing Resource Center

Student Services

Review the information on this page to determine which service best supports you. The 1L, 2L, or 3L designation identifies which level may be most appropriate for a particular service.

Writing Workshops

Fall Writing Workshop: Memos, Reasoning, and Transferable Legal Writing

Suggested Audience: First-Semester 1L Students
This interactive workshop helps students understand how to create objective legal documents, such as the Lawyering Skills I legal memorandum. Specifically, the workshop is designed for first-semester 1L students.

Spring Writing Workshop: Advocacy, Storytelling, and Persuasive Writing

Suggested Audience: All Students; Priority given to Second-Semester 1L Students
This workshop teaches the persuasion skills that lawyers need to write demand letters, briefs, and other persuasive documents. Priority registration is given to second-semester 1L students, but all students are welcome to attend.

Cover Letter Workshop

Co-sponsored with the Career Services Office
Suggested Audience: All Students
This workshop teaches students how to draft a stellar cover letter. Be prepared; the cover letter is the employer's first introduction to a potential employee. Specifically, this workshop is designed for 1L students entering the legal job market, but all students are welcome to attend.

Develop Citation Literacy: Cite It Right Online Workshop

Suggested Audience: All Students
This interactive workshop helps students understand and master the rules of citation that are critical to the practice of law. We strongly encourage all first-semester students complete the online modules before submitting their final Lawyering Skills I assignment. And we invite all other students to use this online workshop to brush up on their citation skills before venturing into the job market.

One-on-One Coaching Sessions

Drop in or make an appointment. One-on-one coaching sessions are available in person or online. Scheduled appointments are typically 30 minutes; however, a 45-minute appointment can be scheduled with authorization from the referring authority. Drop in appointments are 15 minutes. Please review the Writing Workshops and One-on-One Coaching Sessions Policies & Procedures for more detail.

Our staff will help students review the following:


Contact Us

Writing Resource Center
UIC John Marshall Law School
300 S. State Street, 11th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Email: wrc@jmls.edu


Office Hours
Mon: 8:30–11:30 a.m.; 1–6 p.m.
Tues: 8:30–11:30 a.m.; 1–6 p.m.
Weds: 1–10 p.m.
Thurs: 8:30–11:30 a.m.; 1–6 p.m.
Fri: 8:30–11:30 a.m.; 1–3 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
(first three Saturdays of each month)
Sun: Closed

Online Hours
Preference given to evening students.
Mon: 7:30–8:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tues: 7:30–8:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Weds: Not available
Thurs: 7:30–8:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Fri: Not available
Sat: Not available
Sun: Not available