Paul L. Caron

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Really Basic Rules For Writing Good Papers In Law School

Allison Christians (McGill), Really Basic Rules for Writing Good Papers in Law School, 23 Green Bag 2d 181 (2020):

Green BagThis extremely brief guide is intended to help students write good papers in law school. It covers paper structure, substance, and style.

This brief document lays out some of the recurring problems in student work. Avoiding common pitfalls is minimally necessary for good drafting. Accordingly, this document focuses on helping you avoid common pitfalls rather than helping you think about how to construct a strong argument and back it up with appropriate research and analysis. For help with this important task, consult more holistic writing resources, such as those mentioned above.

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Wow. Plan what you're going to say before you start saying it? Who would have thunk it? Great article, but telling it needs mentioning. Do we teach anything in high school and undergrad anymore?

Posted by: Dale Spradling | Jul 16, 2020 5:46:17 AM