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Law School Writing Center

Seminar Papers, Capstones, Scholarly Articles

 

Professors’ Guides

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

Blumm

Chin

Mandiberg

Neuman

Steverson

Wold

 

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).

https://pennstatelaw.psu.edu/_file/protected/writing_tools/Stalking_the_Golden_Topic.pdf

 

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

https://www.stetson.edu/law/faculty/jimenez/western-legal/media/writing-a-student-article-pdf.pdf