- Paperback: 323 pages
- Publisher: Foundation Press; 3 edition (July 25, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1599411954
- ISBN-13: 978-1599411958
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #538,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review 3rd Edition
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Academic Legal Writing is also extremely systematic. Every aspect of the paper is taken into consideration, from the approach to research, to avoiding off-putting humor or politically charged language, time tables for submissions, and so on, even including how to draft letters to professors and law reviews asking them to look over your work and to consider it for publication.
Academic Legal Writing is really in a class by itself. That said, perhaps I can indicate its greatness by invoking a few other names. Academic Legal Writing is a perfect companion volume to Bryan Gardner's The Elements of Legal Style. It is as clear and concise and accessible as Marvin Chirelstein's Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts, and it deserves to be as ubiquitous and is certainly as valuable, thoughtful, and comprehensive as Joseph Glannon's E&E Civil Procedure and Erwin Chemerinsky's Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies. If you know these books, you should be going "wow." If you don't, and you are going to law school, I advise reading all of them. (Also Getting to Maybe, which I never found compelling, but am in the distinct minority view on.)
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Content of the book seems to be fine. Typical law school stuff...slightly more interesting that a case book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great read leading up to my write-on competition. Good tips and structure.Published 9 months ago by Aykes
Volokh really knows what he is talking about. This book got me on law review at my T20 school, highly recommend.Published 24 months ago by Charlie Home
Mr.Volokh really hits it out of the park on this one. Awesome it is. No ifs,ands or buts about it.
A succint and timely publication which I have found immensely helpful... Read more
Very informative and to the point. I used this as a guide on my first law review paper and didn't have a problem.Published on June 15, 2013 by Rachel
Not useful in the least, and such a boring read that no one actually wants to bother trying to find the one nugget of useful information. Don't waste your time or money.Published on June 10, 2013 by Smc6288