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1.

Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 31 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2017
Working Paper Series
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law and University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law
Downloads 40,085
2.

Publishing Advice for Graduate Students

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2015
Working Paper Series
Durham University

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 12,597
3.

Logic for Law Students: How to Think Like a Lawyer

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 1, 2007
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 02 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2014
Accepted Paper Series
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, University of Arkansas - School of Law and Arnold & Porter LLP
Downloads 9,482
4.

How to Write a Law Review Article

University of San Francisco Law Review, Vol. 20, No. 445, 1986
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Mar 2010
Accepted Paper Series
University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 8,989
5.

Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2015: Updating the Leiter Score Ranking for the Top Third

12 University of St. Thomas Law Journal 100 (2015), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-12
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2016
Working Paper Series
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota), University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota), University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota) and Independent
Downloads 4,070
6.

Submission of Law Student Articles for Publication

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 10 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2016
Working Paper Series
University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law, University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law, University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law and University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law
Downloads 3,890
7.

The Top 100 Law Reviews: A Reference Guide Based on Historical USNWR Data

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 29 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2017
Working Paper Series
University of Tennessee College of Law
Downloads 3,094
8.

Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2012: Applying Leiter Scores to Rank the Top Third

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-21
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 17 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Accepted Paper Series
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota), Independent and Independent
Downloads 3,050
9.

Submission Guide for Online Law Review Supplements, Version 7.0 (7/22/2013)

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 28 May 2009 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2013
Working Paper Series
University of South Carolina School of Law
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10.

Effective Brief Writing Despite High Volume Practice: Ten Misconceptions that Result in Bad Briefs

University of Toledo Law Review, Vol. 38, p. 1113, Summer 2007
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Jul 2007
Accepted Paper Series
Rutgers School of Law - Camden and City of Philadelphia Law Department
Downloads 2,635
11.

The Origins of Legal Language

OXFORD HANDBOOK ON LANGUAGE AND LAW, L. Solan, P. Tiersma, eds., 2010, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2009-45
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2011
Accepted Paper Series
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
Downloads 2,500
12.

What is ‘Good Legal Writing’ and Why Does it Matter?

U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 252
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 25 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2012
Working Paper Series
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 2,467
13.

Navigating the Law Review Article Selection Process: An Empirical Study of Those With All the Power -- Student Editors

U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-27, South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 465, 2008, TJSL Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1002640
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 01 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2008
Accepted Paper Series
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
Downloads 2,459
14.

Advice to Law Clerks: How to Draft Your First Judicial Opinion

Westchester Bar Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2009
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 28 Jul 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Columbia University - Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 2,265
15.

Legal Research, Legal Writing, and Legal Analysis: Putting Law School into Practice

29 Stetson Law Review 1193, 2000
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2015
Working Paper Series
University of Oregon - School of Law
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16.

Cracking the Code to Writing Legal Arguments: From IRAC to CRARC to Combinations in Between

New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 82, No. 6, July/August 2010
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Aug 2010
Accepted Paper Series
Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 2,226
17.

Unlocking the Secrets of Highly Successful Legal Writing Students

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 13 Mar 2007
Working Paper Series
Seattle University School of Law
Downloads 2,197
18.

What is Language and Law? And Does Anyone Care?

LAW AND LANGUAGE: THEORY AND SOCIETY, Frances Olsen, Alexander Lorz & Dieter Stein, eds., 2008, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2009-11
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 Mar 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School (Deceased)
Downloads 2,192
19.

Stepping Up to the Podium with Confidence: A Primer for Law Students on Preparing and Delivering an Appellate Oral Argument

Stetson Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 1., p. 75, 2008
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2012
Accepted Paper Series
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Downloads 2,146
20.

Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part XII — Responding to Interrogatories

New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 84, p. 64, January 2012
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 30 Jan 2012
Accepted Paper Series
Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 2,097
21.

Thinking Like a Librarian: Tips for Better Legal Research

Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law, Vol. 12, p. 1, 2009, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 10-34
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Aug 2010
Accepted Paper Series
Suffolk University Law School
Downloads 2,083
22.

A Checklist for Drafting Good Contracts

Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, Vol. 5, 2008
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Sep 2008
Accepted Paper Series
Willamette University - College of Law
Downloads 1,875
23.

Legal Argument and Small-Scale Organization

Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-11
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2014
Working Paper Series
Independent
Downloads 1,826
24.

Legal Argument: The Structure and Language of Effective Advocacy

LEXIS-NEXIS, 2nd edition, 2007
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Nov 2007
Accepted Paper Series
University at Buffalo Law School
Downloads 1,800
25.

Write Me a Memo

Canadian Legal Education Annual Review, pp. 217-228, 2010
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 Sep 2011
Accepted Paper Series
University of New Brunswick
Downloads 1,769
26.

E-Mail Netiquette for Lawyers

New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 81, No. 9, p. 64, November 2009
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 01 Dec 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Columbia University - Law School

Multiple version iconThere are 4 versions of this paper

Downloads 1,762
27.

Becoming a Law Professor: A Candidate's Guide

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 01 Aug 2010
Working Paper Series
Samford University - Cumberland School of Law, Saint Louis University - School of Law and Suffolk University Law School
Downloads 1,745
28.

Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 14 Jun 2012
Accepted Paper Series
Independent
Downloads 1,697
29.

Thinking Like a Lawyer: The Heuristics of Case Synthesis

Texas Tech Law Review, Vol. 40, 2007, Boston College Law School Research Paper No. 138
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Sep 2007
Accepted Paper Series
Boston College Law School
Downloads 1,688
30.

Judicial Impact of Law School Faculties

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 23 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2016
Working Paper Series
University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota), University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota), University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota) and University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
Downloads 1,671
31.

A Fragment on Shall and May

American Journal of Legal History, Vol. 50, p. 453, 2010
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 12 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Independent and National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) - Faculty of Law
Downloads 1,629
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Overcoming Writer's Block and Procrastination for Attorneys, Law Students, and Law Professors

New Mexico Law Review, Vol. 43, Spring 2013, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 13-15
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 02 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2013
Accepted Paper Series
Independent and USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 1,616
33.

The Ethics of Contract Drafting

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 14, No. 3, William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-02
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 15 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2010
Working Paper Series
William Mitchell College of Law
Downloads 1,593
34.

Legal Reading and Success in Law School: An Empirical Study

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 30, No. 3, p. 603, 2007, TJSL Legal Studies Research Paper No. 924650
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 17 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2012
Accepted Paper Series
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Downloads 1,540
35.

The Legal Writer's Checklist Manifesto

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 8, 2011, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 11-145
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2012
Accepted Paper Series
Emory University School of Law
Downloads 1,514
36.

Legal Writing, Professionalism, and Legal Ethics

Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-20
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2014
Working Paper Series
Independent
Downloads 1,498
37.

Legal Writing Is Not What It Should Be

Southern University Law Review, Vol. 37, p. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 19 Aug 2010
Accepted Paper Series
University of Texas School of Law
Downloads 1,486
38.

The ‘Write’ Way: A Judicial Clerk’s Guide to Writing for the Court

University of Baltimore Law Review, Vol. 38, 2008
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 05 May 2011
Accepted Paper Series
Mercer University School of Law
Downloads 1,471
39.

The Objects of the Constitution

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 5, 2011, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-49
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 20 May 2011
Accepted Paper Series
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 1,423
40.

Legal Research as a Fundamental Skill: A Lifeboat for Students and Law Schools

University of Baltimore Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 175-227, Winter 2010
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 18 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2012
Accepted Paper Series
CUNY School of Law
Downloads 1,420
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Do's, Don'ts, and Maybes: Legal Writing Punctuation -- Part I

New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 80, No. 2, p. 64, February 2008
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 07 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 21 May 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Columbia University - Law School
Downloads 1,414
42.

What Law Schools Should Teach Future Transactional Lawyers: Perspectives from Practice

UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 09-17
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2012
Working Paper Series
Proskauer Rose LLP
Downloads 1,410
43.

Add an E to Your IRAC

Student Lawyer, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2006
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 03 Aug 2008
Accepted Paper Series
The John Marshall Law School
Downloads 1,385
44.

The Algorithm as a Human Artifact: Implications for Legal {Re}Search

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2016
Working Paper Series
University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 1,378
45.

Thesis Paragraphs

Kentucky Bench and Bar, Vol. 58, November 2006, University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2008-35
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 03 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2008
Accepted Paper Series
University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Downloads 1,378
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Don't Underestimate the Importance of Statutes

Student Lawyer, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 18-19, October 2011
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 18 Nov 2011
Accepted Paper Series
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 1,374
47.

Essay: The Most Sarcastic Justice

18 Green Bag 2d, 215, 2015, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-11
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2015
Accepted Paper Series
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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48.

Winning the Moot Court Oral Argument: A Guide for Intramural and Intermural Moot Court Competitors

Gerald Lebovits, Drew Gewuerz, & Christopher Hunker, Winning the Moot Court Oral Argument: A Guide for Intramural and Intermural Moot Court Competitors, 41 Capital University Law Review 887 (2013).
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 13 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2014
Accepted Paper Series
Columbia University - Law School, Independent and Independent
Downloads 1,350
49.

What is Legal Doctrine? On the Aims and Methods of Legal-Dogmatic Research

Rob van Gestel, Hans-W. Micklitz & Edward L. Rubin (eds.), Rethinking Legal Scholarship: A Transatlantic Dialogue, New York [Cambridge University Press] 2017, pp. 207-228, Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2015/06
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 15 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
Downloads 1,327
50.

Rat Race: Insider Advice on Landing Judicial Clerkships

Penn State Law Review, Vol. 110, No. 835, 2006
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2009
Accepted Paper Series
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 1,324