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Legal Writing Center

The Legal Writing Center

The Legal Writing Center supports South Texas students in becoming powerful, practice-ready writers. The Legal Writing Center recognizes that writing is the foundation of every legal practice. Working in tandem with the Legal Research and Writing Faculty, the Center ensures every graduate enters the profession with strong skills in writing, editing, and analysis. The Center helps students develop the skills to become careful editors of their own work, offering individual coaching, group workshops, and online resources for law students. The Writing Center welcomes students from orientation through bar passage and works with students in all stages of drafting and revision.

To learn more, please review Legal Writing Center Introduction and FAQ

Who’s Involved?

Cara Shaffer, J.D. is a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law and formerly worked as a litigation associate at Bowman and Brooke LLP. Her experience includes internships and clerkships at the Third Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, and the Harris County Attorney’s Office. Ms. Shaffer comes to South Texas with diverse experience teaching writing and oral advocacy, including three years coaching The University of Texas Undergraduate Mock Trial team.

To contact the Legal Writing Center, please email cshaffer@stcl.edu.