I have until mid-April for 3L write-on

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A'nold
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I have until mid-April for 3L write-on

Postby A'nold » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:21 pm

The write-on competition is for the best piece of scholarly work. It will be evaluated on strength of argument, sufficiency of citations, organization, and writing style.

How on earth do I go about nailing this thing? I have won numerous awards in my college life including best brief last year for the entire school. I need to make this thing mint.

This is not necessarily to get a good job or anything, just something I want for personal reasons (plus possibly clerkships in the future). I gave up the opportunity to be on LR when I transferred (I missed the submission deadline) so it would mean a lot to be able to write on.

Help me my TLS friends. :)

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Re: I have until mid-April for 3L write-on

Postby vamedic03 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:45 pm

I'd start with reading Volokh's Academic Legal Writing.

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Re: I have until mid-April for 3L write-on

Postby A'nold » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:57 pm

vamedic03 wrote:I'd start with reading Volokh's Academic Legal Writing.



Thanks. This "write-on" is kind of hard because of another thing as well. We have full discretion on the topic..... :? I have absolutely no idea what I want to write about.

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Re: I have until mid-April for 3L write-on

Postby Geist13 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:39 pm

A'nold wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:I'd start with reading Volokh's Academic Legal Writing.



Thanks. This "write-on" is kind of hard because of another thing as well. We have full discretion on the topic..... :? I have absolutely no idea what I want to write about.


"The Initial Step: Choosing a Claim," pp. 9-39 of Academic Legal Writing.

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Re: I have until mid-April for 3L write-on

Postby A'nold » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:00 am

Geist13 wrote:
A'nold wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:I'd start with reading Volokh's Academic Legal Writing.



Thanks. This "write-on" is kind of hard because of another thing as well. We have full discretion on the topic..... :? I have absolutely no idea what I want to write about.


"The Initial Step: Choosing a Claim," pp. 9-39 of Academic Legal Writing.


Nice. I'm going to buy this book after I push submit. :)

Edit: Any reason to get the 2010 instead of 2007?

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Re: I have until mid-April for 3L write-on

Postby Geist13 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:07 am

A'nold wrote:
Geist13 wrote:
A'nold wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:I'd start with reading Volokh's Academic Legal Writing.



Thanks. This "write-on" is kind of hard because of another thing as well. We have full discretion on the topic..... :? I have absolutely no idea what I want to write about.


"The Initial Step: Choosing a Claim," pp. 9-39 of Academic Legal Writing.


Nice. I'm going to buy this book after I push submit. :)

Edit: Any reason to get the 2010 instead of 2007?


My library had a number of copies, none of which appeared to have ever been opened before. Don't know about differences between editions, I took out the 2007 (the newest they had).

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Re: I have until mid-April for 3L write-on

Postby A'nold » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:10 am

A'nold wrote:
Geist13 wrote:
A'nold wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:

Thanks. This "write-on" is kind of hard because of another thing as well. We have full discretion on the topic..... :? I have absolutely no idea what I want to write about.


"The Initial Step: Choosing a Claim," pp. 9-39 of Academic Legal Writing.


Nice. I'm going to buy this book after I push submit. :)

Edit: Any reason to get the 2010 instead of 2007?


My library had a number of copies, none of which appeared to have ever been opened before. Don't know about differences between editions, I took out the 2007 (the newest they had).


Thanks!




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