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The Writing Assistants

​Peer writing assistants are 2L and 3L Albany Law students with excellent writing and analytical skills who are trained to provide assistance and feedback to peers on legal writing projects.  


​2013-2014 Peer Writing Assistants


Taylor Ciobanu (2L)  (Hours: Mondays, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
Taylor is from Clifton Park, N.Y., but was raised in Turin, Italy.  She graduated with distinction with a B.A. in International Relations and Global Politics from The American University of Rome in Rome, Italy.  Before returning to the United States she interned at the United Nations and NATO.  After having a successful internship experience at the New York State Office of General Services Legal Services, Taylor has returned to Albany Law for her 2L-year.  She is currently a member of the Albany Law Government Law Review, a participant in the Immigration Assistance Project pro bono project, as well as a law intern in the Albany Law Clinic Family Violence Litigation and Immigration Project.


Courtney Gressett (3L) (Hours: Mondays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Courtney is from Stormville, N.Y., just outside of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.  She graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2012 with a bachelor of arts in political science. Courtney worked at the New York State Office of the Attorney General in the Poughkeepsie Regional Office during her senior year of college. She continued her work there after her first year of law school in the Claims Bureau in Albany, N.Y. She is a member of the Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology, a 2L class representative on the SBA and the executive treasurer of the Women’s Law Caucus. Courtney is also a project member of the Veteran’s Rights Pro Bono Project at Albany Law School. She currently works at the Appellate Division, Third Department with the Honorable William E. McCarthy.


Arianna Kwiatkowski (3L) (Hours: Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.)

Arianna is a native of Buffalo who received an undergraduate degree in political science from SUNY at Buffalo. She worked as an insurance agent before attending Albany Law School, where she serves as a teaching fellow for Property Law.


Sean Mix (3L – ESL Tutor)  –  By appointment.

Alexandra Scoville (2L) – (Hours: Mondays 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Wednesdays 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursdays, 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Alexandra (Allie) is from Cambridge, N.Y.  She graduated from Russell Sage College in 2014 with a bachelor of arts in Environmental Studies.  At Russell Sage, Allie worked as a writing tutor. This past summer she interned at the New York State Liquor Authority Office of Counsel where she drafted two respondent appellate briefs for the Authority.  Allie is a member of the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology and Event Coordinator for the Albany Law Intellectual Property Society. She currently works at the Government Law Center at Albany Law School.