Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Congratulations to Betsy Fajans and Mary Falk on the publication of the 4th edition of their pathbreaking book, “Scholarly Writing for Law Students” (West). Here’s West’s description of the contents:
This book teaches law students how to write scholarly papers for seminars, law reviews, and law review competitions. It helps novices and even more-experienced scholars to write papers with a minimum of anxiety. Employing a process theory of writing, the text first describes the enterprise of scholarly writing and then discusses techniques for brainstorming, researching, drafting, and revising for substance and style. There are also chapters on footnote practice, plagiarism, law review editing, and publication. Appendixes provide a sample law review competition paper, answers to in-text exercises, and sample syllabi for scholarly writing courses.