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The purpose of this guide is to assist Law School faculty in the production of their scholarship. The guide discusses topic selection, the submission process, the dissemination of scholarship, and copyright.
Introduction & Topic Selection
Submitting an Article
Call for Papers
Scholarship @ Catholic Law
Academic Legal Writing
Call Number: Skills Collection KF250 V65 2016
The Legal Scholar's Guidebook
Elizabeth E. Berenguer
Call Number: Skills Collection KF250 .B47 2020
Modern Legal Scholarship
Christine Coughlin; Sandy Patrick; Matthew Houston; Elizabeth McCurry Johnson
Call Number: Skills Collection KF250 C684 2020
Scholarly Writing for Law Students
Elizabeth Fajans; Mary Falk
Call Number: Skills Collection KF250 F35 2017
Jessica Lynn Wherry; Kristen E. Murray
Call Number: Skills Collection KF250 .C528 2019
Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks, Second Edition
Wendy Laura Belcher
Call Number: Skills Collection KF250 .B45 2019
Noah C. Chauvin, The Banality of Law Journal Rejections, 106 Minn. L. Rev. Headnotes 18 (2021).
Michael Conklin, Online Journals as Legal Scholarship: A Survey of Faculty Perceptions, 61 Jurimetrics 171 (2021).
Michael Conklin, Faculty Perceptions of Online Law Journals, 30 Midwest L.J. 4 (2020).
Caroline Osborne & Stephanie Miller, The Scholarly Impact Matrix (SSRN 2020)
Scott Dodson & Jacob Hirsch, A Model Code of Conduct for Student-Edited Law-Journal Submissions, 67 J. Legal Educ. 734 (2018).
Eric J. Segall, The Law Review Follies, 50 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 385 (2018).
Anthony Michael Kreis, Picking Spinach, 50 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 395 (2018).
Orly Lobel, The Goldilocks Path of Legal Scholarship in a Digital Networked World, 50 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 403 (2018).
Law Reviews, Citation Counts, and Twitter (Oh My!): Behind the Curtains of the Law Professor's Search For Meaning, 50 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 327 (2018).
Joelle Anne Moreno, 99 Problems and the Bitchin' Is One: A Pragmatist's Guide to Student-Edited Law Reviews, 33 Turo L. Rev. 2 (2017).
Karen D. Thorton, Using the Student-Edited Law Review to Teach Critical Professional Skills, 40 J. Legal Prof. 163 (2016).
Gary M. Lucas Jr. Measuring Scholarly Impact: A Guide for Law School Administrators and Legal Scholars, 165 U. Pa. L. Rev. 165 (2016).
Michael J. Higdon, Beyond the Metatheoretical: Implicit Bias in Law Review Article Selection, 51 Wake Forest L. Rev. 2 (2016).
Jeffrey L. Harrison & Amy R. Mashburn, Citations, Justifications and the Troubled State of Legal Scholarship: An Empirical Study, 3 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 45 (2015).
Christine M. Cimini, Scholarship With Purpose: The View from a Mission Driven School, 31 Tuoro L. Rev. 39 (2014).
Fabio Arcila, The Future of Scholarship in Law Schools, 31 Tuoro L. Rev. 15 (2014).
Harry T. Edwards, Another Look at Professor Rodell’s Goodbye to Law Review, 100 Va. L. Rev. 1483 (2014).
Richard A. Wise et al, Do Law Reviews Need Reform? A Survey of Law Professors, Student Editors, Attorneys, and Judges, 59 Loy. L. Rev. 1 (2013).
Brent E. Newton, Law Review Scholarship in the Eyes of the Twenty-First Century Supreme Court Justices: An Empirical Analysis, 4 Drexel L. Rev. 399 (2012).
Michael N. Widener, Safeguarding “The Precious”: Counsel on Law Journal Publication Agreements in Digital Times, 28 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 217 (2010).
Alfred L. Brophy, The Signaling Value of Law Reviews: An Exploration of Citations and Prestige, 36 Fla St. U. L. Rev. 229 (2009).
Jason P. Nance & Dylan J. Steinberg, The Law Review Article Selection Process: Results from a National Study, 71 Alb. L. Rev. 565 (2008).
Leah M. Christensen & Julie A. Oseid, Navigating the Law Review Article Selection Process: An Empirical Study of Those With All The Power – Student Editors, 59 S. C. L. Rev. 175 (2007).
Robert M. Jarvis & Phyllis Coleman, Ranking Law Reviews by Author Prominence – Ten Years Later, 99 L. Libr. J. 573 (2007).
Alfred Brophy, The Emerging Importance of Law Review Rankings for Law School Rankings, 2003-2007, 78 U. Colo. L. Rev. 35 (2007).
Useful Internet Sites
Harzing's Publish or Perish
Law Journal Meta Ranking
Law Journals Submissions & Rankings
Law Periodical Publishing Practices & Trends
Online Law Review Rankings
Publishing in Law Reviews and Journals
Scholarly Publishing Resources (Georgia State Univ.)
Scholarship @ CUA Law
Scholastica (Faculty Only)
Writing an Abstract for a Law Review
Writing For & Publishing in Law Reviews
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Guides for the Faculty
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