Thursday, July 16, 2020
Allison Christians (McGill), Really Basic Rules for Writing Good Papers in Law School, 23 Green Bag 2d 181 (2020):
This 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.