This guide provides a starting point for writing a scholarly article (for a law journal or law review) or a seminar paper. The resources mentioned within the guide are available to Fordham Law students and where possible links are provided. There are also some hints and tips scattered throughout the guide that will help your writing. Before starting your research, it is important that you:
The research process for writing a scholarly article is a little bit different than if you are researching a legal issue like you may have done in your 1L legal writing class. There are general steps that are followed, but as with all research, there is some flexibility in the process. This guide will discuss each of the following steps in turn.
You may find that you need assistance during your research process including finding relevant databases or locating specific materials. Please feel free to reach out to any of the Maloney Library reference staff.
If you are a student at another law school, feel free to review this guide and reach out to your school's librarians. They will be happy to assist you.