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Most law schools now require upper-level students to write a sophisticated legal research paper on a topic of their choice. Scholarly Writing: Ideas, Examples, and Execution guides students through the process of constructing their legal research papers, from topic selection and thesis development to finishing a publishable product. The book walks students through a five-step process for researching and writing scholarly papers and follows multiple published student papers from idea to final execution as a method of illustrating the principles advocated in the text. The book includes up-to-date information about legal research and organizational tools. It also includes “bright ideas” that supplement the text with ideas and examples for student writers. The text may be used as either a required text for a course in Scholarly Legal Writing or a companion guide for students working on scholarly legal writing projects independently.

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GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-80, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-80

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