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Advice on Scholarly Writing for Law Students
Academic Legal Writing by
Call Number: KF 250 .V65
Publication Date: 2016-02-19
Designed to help law students write and publish articles, this text provides detailed instructions for every aspect of the law school writing, research, and publication process. Topics covered include law review articles and student notes, seminar term papers, how to shift from research to writing, cite-checking others' work, publishing, and publicizing written works.
Scholarly Writing for Law Students by
Call Number: KF 250 .F35 2011
Publication Date: 2017-03-24
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.
Preemption Checking (from Yale Law Library)
This page describes the process for determining whether your paper topic (or your treatment of the topic) has already been published by someone else.
Preemption Checking (from University of Texas Law Library)
Are you writing a seminar paper, law review article, or considering what to publish in a law review you edit? Then it's time for a preemption check! The goal of a preemption check is to confirm a law review article's originality and this guide lists the main resources to search.
Searching for Novel Issues
For a complete list of law-related databases available to OU students and faculty, please visit the Law Library web site.
Sample Westlaw and Lexis searches for topics that are a "first impression" to a court or "beyond the scope" of a law review article:
- Courts of Appeals - Circuit Split: adv: circuit /s split and HE(copyright) and DA(aft2010)
- Courts of Appeals - First Impression: adv: (issue or question or matter) /s ("first impression" or novel) & ATLEAST5(copyright) & da(aft 2010)
- Law Reviews - Beyond the Scope: "beyond the scope" /s (note or article or comment) & ATLEAST5(copyright) & da(aft 2010)
Additional Guides for Locating Paper Topics
Google Search - Hot Topics in Criminal Law
Google Search - Circuit Splits
Boolean Search Techniques for Paper Topics