Submission of Law Student Articles for Publication
August 19, 2010 at 8:31 AM
A recent article on SSRN (the Social Science Research Network) explains how students might go about publishing an outstanding seminar paper in an academic law journal: Submission of Law Student Articles for Publication. After an introduction which briefly discusses publishing in bar journals, writing competitions, and journals which specialize in particular subject areas, the article provides a chart listing the publication policies of 194 law reviews regarding submissions from students from other law schools and from students at the journal’s own law school who are not law review members. Thanks to Joe Hodnicki and the Law Librarian blog for the link.
Two of the same authors join with a third to provide a Student Self-Editing Checklist for Law School Papers, Notes and Comments, also on SSRN. The checklist is designed for students to submit along with any research paper, after initialing and dating each of 35 steps. Just reading through the steps on the checklist is a useful reminder of how to research, write and edit a law school paper.