Academic legal writing : law review articles, student notes, seminar papers, and getting on law review

Volokh, Eugene
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  • Creator by Eugene Volokh ; with foreword by Alex Kozinski
  • Format Books
  • Publication Fourth edition. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Press, 2010.
  • Physical Details
    • xix, 391 pages : illustrations, forms ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 1599417502, 9781599417509
  • OCLC ocn606912250

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Finding what to write about (the claim) -- Test suites : making prescriptive claims more sound -- Writing the introduction -- Writing the "background" section -- Writing the proof of the claim -- The conclusion, and after the conclusion -- Finishing the first draft, and the zeroth draft -- Tips on researching -- Editing : general principles -- Editing : getting help from your faculty advisor -- Writing : logical problems to watch for -- Writing : paragraph-level problems to watch for -- Writing : sentence/clause problems to watch for -- Writing : word/phrase problems to watch for -- Writing : rhetorical problems to watch for -- Editing : three exercises -- Using evidence correctly -- Writing and researching : timeline and summary -- A sample highly successful student article -- Turning practical work into articles -- Writing seminar term papers -- Cite-checking others' articles -- Publishing and publicizing -- Entering writing competitions -- Getting on law review -- Academic ethics