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Scholarly writing; ideas, examples, and execution.


Scholarly writing; ideas, examples, and execution.

Clark, Jessica L. and Kristen E. Murray.

Carolina Academic Press


202 pages




This guide walks advanced law students through a five-step process, from developing a thesis to publishing, for writing a scholarly legal research paper, using three real-life student papers (on parental rights, deportation of alien widows, and employment discrimination claims) as examples throughout the book. Self-assessment quizzes help readers determine where they are in the writing process, and checklists allow them to track their progress. An appendix presents a complete, 15,000-word paper by a second-year law student, with comments showing how the student executes concepts discussed in the book. The book can be used as a text for a course in scholarly legal writing, and can also be used by students working alone, working with a supervisor, or working with a peer-review group. Clark is associate director of the Legal Research and Writing Program at George Washington University School of Law. Murray teaches law at Temple University.

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Date:May 1, 2010
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