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Writing for a Seminar or Journal: Getting Started

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Getting Started

As you think about whether to participate in a student journal, or take a seminar class with a writing requirement, you may want to get the benefit of other people's experiences. A variety of books in the law library can give you insights and are listed under the tabs in this Guide.

Points to Consider:

When writing on a topic in depth, for a seminar paper or a law review or journal note/article, a variety of considerations will contribute to success:

Defining a topic that has not been written upon.

Understanding both format and content requirements for the project.

Observing the rules of citation applicable to your project.

Comprehensively consulting appropriate resources in a thorough manner.

(For guidance on using the Law Library for journal authority checks, please visit our Law Journal Library Usage and Services Guide.)

Introductory Material

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