Category Archives: Legal Writing

What Librarians Can Do to Improve Bar Exam Outcomes

by Emily Siess Donnellan The National Jurist recently published an article that discusses various ways that institutions are re-tooling their curriculum to improve student outcomes on the bar and to get them practice ready. The article highlights a study that found … Continue reading

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First Things First: Basic Legal Research for the Newly Minted

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AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers

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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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