Seminar Papers, Capstones, Scholarly Articles


Professors’ Guides

Six professors at Lewis & Clark Law School have provided detailed guides for successfully completing substantial writing projects:








Print Resources


Jessica L. Clark and Kristen E. Murray, Scholarly Writing: Ideas, Examples, and Execution (2nd ed., Carolina Academic Press 2012).

Available at Boley Law Library: KF250 .C528 2012  


Elizabeth Fajans, Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes, and Law Review Competition Papers (5th ed., West 2017).  

Available at Boley Law Library: KF250 .F35 2017


Eugene Volokh, Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review (5th ed., Foundation Press 2016).

Available at Boley Law Library: KF250 .V64 2016  



Online Resources


Heather Meeker, “Stalking the Golden Topic: A Guide to Locating and Selecting Topics for Legal Research Papers,” 1996 Utah L. Rev. 917 (1996).


Eugene Volokh, “Writing a Student Article,” 48 J. Legal Educ. 247 (1998).