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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


John Coghlan-3L (Hours: Mondays 3:00 PM-6:00 PM; Wednesdays 12:30 PM-5:30 PM)

John is originally from Libertyville, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 2007 with a bachelor of arts in history. At the University of Vermont, John worked as a writing tutor for three years. Prior to attending law school, John worked in sales for Frito Lay. John was a Sponsler Fellow and is an associate editor of the Albany Law Review. Additionally, John has worked as a law clerk for a local general practice firm, interned with the Schenectady County District Attorney's Special Victims Unit, and participated in the school's Family Violence Litigation Clinic. He will be joining the law firm of Smith, Sovik, Kendrick & Sugnet, P.C., in Syracuse, N.Y., after graduation.  


Courtney Gressett-2L (Hours: Thursdays 8:30 AM-10:00 AM; Fridays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM)

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-2L (Hours: Tuesdays 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM; Wednesdays 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM)

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.