Category Archives: Legal Writing

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Dealing with Self-Plagiarism (a.k.a. Text Recycling) in Law Reviews

by Yasmin Sokkar Harker, Student Liaison Librarian, CUNY School of Law & Benjamin J. Keele, Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Introduction On occasion, we have been contacted by law review journal editors who … Continue reading

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Secondary Sources: Should they really be first?

by Christina Glon Another semester’s over, and I’m another semester wiser. This academic  year, Emory Law tried something radically different in our JM program. Lucky for me, I had the opportunity to represent the library in this new endeavor. Allow me … Continue reading

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Winter Reading Roundup

Recently, it snowed in Lexington. While Lexington does in fact own a fleet of snowplows, 17 inches in one snow is a lot, and this followed a double-digit snowfall about two weeks previously. At one point midway through the storm, … Continue reading

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Overcoming Writer’s Inertia

I’ve had an idea percolating for a while about an article I would like to write. By “a while,” I mean over a year. Despite the desire to publish, I just haven’t gotten down to the actual (and very necessary) … Continue reading

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Combating Link Rot for Legal Writers

Much of what we do as librarians revolves around preserving knowledge and making it accessible.  Thus, the growing issue of “link rot” and “reference rot” in legal information is a troublesome problem.  Link rot is the phenomenon of broken links … Continue reading

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Citation, citation, citation!

Ah, fall. The time when the thoughts of law review staff turn to cite-checking, and 1Ls are introduced to the bane of Judge Posner’s existence. I actually love the Bluebook. No, really. I even have the credentials to prove it, … Continue reading

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