Fajans and Falk's Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes and Law Review Competition Papers, 5th

Imprint
West Academic Publishing
ISBN-13
9781683282075
Primary Subject
Legal Writing
Format
Softbound
Copyright
2017
Series
Coursebook
Softbound - New, softbound print book.

Description

This book fills an important niche in legal-writing literature by teaching law students how to write scholarly papers for seminars, law reviews, and law-review competitions and how to have their work recognized. It helps novices and more experienced scholars alike to write papers with a minimum of anxiety and a maximum of creativity. Employing a process theory of writing, the text first describes the enterprise of scholarly writing and then discusses techniques for brainstorming topics and theses, researching, drafting, and revising for substance and style. It covers both traditional doctrinal topics and newer areas like empirical studies. There are also chapters on footnotes, avoiding plagiarism, law review practice, and dissemination of student work through publication and submission to national writing competitions. Appendices provide a sample law-review competition paper, answers to in-text exercises, sample syllabi for scholarly writing courses, and a rubric for evaluating and editing scholarly papers and articles.