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A Preliminary Analysis of Law Review Notes


Ann Sinsheimer


University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Christine Feak


University of Michigan - English Language Institute

Susan M. Reinhart


University of Michigan - English Language Institute

2000

English for Specific Purposes, Vol. 19, pp. 197-220, 2000
U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper Series

Abstract:     
While our understanding of legal English as used in professional or legislative contexts has been growing, our understanding of English in academic legal contexts is very limited. Moreover, research in English for Academic Purposes has focused largely on areas other than law and therefore often does not apply. This is particularly true for research paper writing, given the discourse conventions of legal research or seminar papers. The study presented here offers an analysis of published student-written legal research papers, which can serve as a model for the teaching of seminar paper writing. After a discussion of some general characteristics of these research papers, we focus our detailed analysis on the introductory sections, and show how they are both similar to and different from those found in research article (RA) introductions as described in Swales (1990).

Keywords: English for specific purposes, ESP, legal English, academia, law, academic legal English, legal context, legal research papers, student-written, academic legal research writing, law students

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Date posted: June 2, 2009 ; Last revised: July 20, 2009

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Sinsheimer, Ann and Feak, Christine and Reinhart, Susan M., A Preliminary Analysis of Law Review Notes (2000). English for Specific Purposes, Vol. 19, pp. 197-220, 2000; U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper Series. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1412663

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Ann Sinsheimer (Contact Author)
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law ( email )
3900 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States
412-648-1281 (Phone)
412-648-2648 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.law.pitt.edu/faculty/profiles/sinsheimera

Christine Feak
University of Michigan - English Language Institute ( email )
500 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States
734-647-0483 (Phone)
Susan M. Reinhart
University of Michigan - English Language Institute ( email )
701 Tappan St. Rm E2600
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States
734-647-0479 (Phone)
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