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Irene Jagla

Assistant Director

Legal Writing Resource Center


Building & Room:



300 S. State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604

Office Phone:

(312) 427-2737 ext. 330


Irene Jagla joined UIC John Marshall Law School’s Writing Resource Center in 2019. She holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of Writing; a Master’s degree in English; and a Bachelor’s degree in English with a Secondary Teaching Certification. Her dissertation investigates how 20th century Tucson newspapers depicted representations of Yaqui identities prior to tribal recognition in 1978.

She received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2011 to teach ESL in Kolkata, India and has over ten years of experience teaching middle school and high school English and ESL; first-year college composition; and GED courses. Her scholarship has been published in Rhetoric Review and the Journal of Critical Multilingual Studies.

Irene enjoys guiding students through the writing process and helping them solve writing-related problems. When working through assignments with students, she encourages students to think critically about their organization, sentence structure, and rule analysis to ensure their arguments are clear and legally supported. Irene’s goal in coaching sessions is ensuring that students are comfortable with the editing process and helping them understand how their writing skills will translate into their future success in the legal profession.