How to Write a Law Review Article

How to Write a Law Review Article

Sean Burke

It is traditional for outgoing Editors-in-Chief at the Journal to write a short note to our readers. While there is no overarching theme to these notes, my predecessors have often discussed their good times at the Journal and the friends they made along the way. This is not one of those essays. 

There are a lot of papers out there written by accomplished authors on how to write a law review article. It is well worth your time to read them. However, as far as I can tell, there are no papers on this subject written by unaccomplished authors for unaccomplished authors. You and I have a lot more in common than either of us has with the legal industrial complex.

Before I am put out to pasture, I think it would be useful to address the potential authors out there who are seated at a table in the library and cannot quite figure out how to start a writing project. This essay is for you. It will be short, direct, and hopefully useful. Let’s begin.

99 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y 113(2017)

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