9780314207203

Scholarly Writing for Law Students

  • ISBN 13:

    9780314207203

  • ISBN 10:

    0314207201

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/07/2011
  • Publisher: West Academic

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Summary

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. It helps novices and even more experienced scholars to write papers with a minimum of anxiety. Employing a process theory of writing, the text first describes the enterprise of scholarly writing, and then discusses techniques for brainstorming, researching, drafting, and revising for substance and style. There are also chapters on footnote practice, plagiarism, law review editing, and publication. Appendices provide a sample law-review competition paper, answers to in-text exercises, and sample syllabi for scholarly writing courses.

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