The Writing and Learning Resources Center (WLRC)

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Kenley Eaglestone
"The WLRC's programs don’t just teach students how to be successful lawyers; they teach students how to lead fulfilling lives." -Kenley Eaglestone, Class of 2014

Full-time professors of the WLRC teach courses and offer academic-enrichment, bar-preparation, and wellness training. The center's mission is to help students understand, welcome and meet academic challenges, especially: gathering law-related information; analyzing and organizing it; and communicating effectively in widely varied legal contexts. The center guides students as they integrate legal theory with professional skills and values, develop a voice and practice using that voice effectively as lawyers.

The WLRC pursues its mission mainly through programs are the Research, Reasoning, Writing and Advocacy (RRWA) Program and the Academic Excellence Program.

Research, Reasoning, Writing and Advocacy (RRWA)

RRWA teaches various written and oral modes of professional communication in law. During two intensive semesters, students work in small class sections to develop key skills for legal practice: how to research, analyze, speak and above all write about the law and its effects on clients. In addition, a related set of courses trains a select group of outstanding upper-level students called Honors Writing Scholars, who then work alongside WLRC faculty as instructional mentors for RRWA students.

Academic Excellence Program

RRWA students

The WLRC's nationally recognized Academic Excellence Program serves UNC law students at all levels through courses, peer tutoring, and individual consultations. Subjects include professionalism, studying, test-taking and oral communication. Such offerings help guide students as they adjust to law study, bar requirements professional life.

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