Academic legal writing: law review articles, student notes, by Eugene Volokh

By Eugene Volokh

Designed to aid legislation scholars write and submit articles, this article offers special directions for each element of the legislation college writing, examine, and booklet approach. issues lined contain legislations evaluation articles and scholar notes, seminar time period papers, how you can shift from study to writing, cite-checking others paintings, publishing, and publicizing written works. The ebook is helping legislation scholars and everybody else excited about educational felony writing: professors shop effort and time speaking uncomplicated issues to scholars; legislations colleges fulfill the yankee Bar Association's moment- and third-year writing specifications; and legislation reports obtain higher notes from their employees. The Fourth variation provides examples drawn from winning scholar notes, coupled with targeted factors of what makes the examples powerful, and the way they can were made nonetheless more beneficial. It additionally elaborates extra on how you can study an issue extra comprehensively than many scholars do, either by way of discovering a broader variety of examples and purposes, and via investigating the major situations extra deeply.

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Finding a Claim 1. Finding a problem To find a claim, you must first identify a problem, whether a doctrinal, empirical, or historical one, in a general area that interests you. The claim will then be your proposed solution to that problem. Here are some tips, together with some quotes (in the footnotes) from people who have found their topics this way. These quotes might help you envision the suggestions more concretely. I also note in some of the quotes the rough ranking of the school to which the sender went, so readers can see that they can publish successful articles even if they don't attend one of the very top schools.

Competitions That Offer a Chance for Publication E. Competitions That Solicit Published Pieces F. Competitions That Solicit Unpublished Pieces XXV. GETTING ON LAW REVIEW A. What Is a Law Review? B. Why Be on a Law Review? 1. The credential 2. Editing, proofreading, and source-checking training 3. An incentive to write and an opportunity to publish 4. An opportunity to do cooperative and valuable work 5. Exposure to ideas C. Which Law Review? D. “Making Law Review” E. Writing On: Background F. What the Competitions Are Like G.

159 C. USA Today Survey Report, p. 170 D. Drunk Driving Study, p. 179 E. Source–Checking Exercise, p. 179 1. The First Claim 2. The Second Claim APPENDIX III: SAMPLE COVER LETTERS A. For Sending an Article to Law Reviews B. For Sending a Reprint to Potential Readers C. For Sending a Reprint to Potential Readers on Whose Work You Substantially Rely ENDNOTES ACADEMIC LEGAL WRITING: LAW REVIEW ARTICLES, STUDENT NOTES, SEMINAR PAPERS, AND GETTING ON LAW REVIEW by EUGENE VOLOKH Gary T. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit FOUNDATION PRESS NEW YORK, NEW YORK Fourth Edition 2010 This publication was created to provide you with accurate and authoritative information concerning the subject matter covered; however, this publication was not necessarily prepared by persons licensed to practice law in a particular jurisdiction.

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