Tutoring Services for Law Students
JD STUDENT SERVICES
JD students are welcome to schedule one-on-one tutoring sessions with the Writing Center's trained undergraduate tutors. These 30-minute sessions allow you to receive feedback on your writing in a private setting, with a focus on developing your general writing skills. With a tutor, you can practice identifying and revising grammatical and mechanical issues in your writing that are relevant for all writing situations. Your tutor's goal is not only to help you improve the current draft that you are working on, but also to help you understand why you would make each change suggested so that you can keep improving your writing on your own in the future. For extra support during the writing or revising process, schedule your one-on-one tutoring session today! Click here for more information about scheduling and preparing for these tutoring sessions.
LL.M. STUDENT SERVICES
Students enrolled in the LL.M. in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law program can schedule one-on-one tutoring sessions with the Writing Center's dedicated Law tutors. These 60-minute sessions allow you to receive feedback in a private setting, with a focus on developing your skills for writing in legal American English. With a trained Law tutor, you can receive extra support for using Blue Book citations and avoiding plagiarism or practice identifying and revising grammatical and mechanical issues in your writing. Your tutor can help you revise your writing to better align with the American expectations for legal discourse. In each case, your tutor will not only help you improve your current draft, but will also help you understand the changes suggested so that you learn how to keep improving your writing on your own in the future. For extra support during the writing or revising process, follow the instructions below to schedule your tutoring session today!
SCHEDULING YOUR LL.M. TUTORING SESSION
SESSION AVAILABILITY: FALL 2018
Tutoring sessions are available on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. These tutoring sessions must be scheduled at least one day in advance, meaning that walk-in sessions are not available. If the availability of the Law tutors does not work with your schedule or immediate needs, you are welcome to schedule a 30-minute tutoring session with a general undergraduate tutor instead. Please keep in mind, however, that the general undergraduate tutors will not be familiar with the specific expectations for legal writing, so these sessions will focus almost exclusively on surface-level issues in your writing.
SCHEDULE WITH OUR ONLINE SCHEDULING SYSTEM
You are now able to schedule your tutoring sessions using the Writing Center's online scheduling system. The Writing Center staff will create an account for you in our online system to give you special permission to work with the Writing Center's law tutors. Once your account is created, you will receive an email with your account information and a link to our online scheduling system. You can then log-in to the online scheduling system, update your account and password, and make your own Writing Center appointment any time by visiting: https://onu.mywconline.com/. For step-by-step instructions that walk you through the process of scheduling your own LL.M. tutoring session, please review the document "Schedule Your LL.M. Tutoring Session" at the bottom of this page.
SCHEDULE BY PHONE
You can call (419) 772-2186 during the Writing Center's office hours to schedule an appointment by phone. If you do not already have a Writing Center account, an office assistant will set one up for you. The Writing Center office is open Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SCHEDULE IN PERSON
You are also welcome to stop by the Writing Center, located in Heterick 209, to schedule an appointment for an LL.M. tutoring session in person. If you do not already have a Writing Center account, an office assistant will help you create one and walk you through the online scheduling process.
PREPARING FOR APPOINTMENT
When you come for a one-on-one LL.M. tutoring session, please bring a print copy of your assignment sheet and/or rubric and at least one print copy of your draft-in-progress. If you haven't started drafting your essay, bring any materials that you think will help the Law tutor (and you!) understand your writing task. We encourage you to spend some time thinking about the specific questions or concerns that you have about your writing so that you can discuss them with your tutor during your tutoring session. Make sure to schedule your appointment well in advance of the due date so that you have time to revise your writing in response to the feedback that you receive.
WHAT TO EXPECT
DURING YOUR LL.M. TUTORING SESSION, A LAW TUTOR WILL:
- Ask questions to help YOU revise your draft.
- Show YOU how to use resources to develop your writing, including those that address citation, grammar, punctuation, and usage problems.
- Make suggestions that can help YOU improve your writing.
- NOT judge you or your writing. Your tutor will show you how to think critically about the choices you make in your writing, but the Writing Center is and always will be a judgment free zone!