180: How to Write a Great Seminar Paper or Journal Note


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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about setting yourself up to write a great seminar paper or journal note.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why selecting the right topic is probably the most important step in the writing process
  • How to productively engage with your professors, your mentors, and even your law librarians about your topic selection and your writing
  • Where to look for good topics that won’t bore you (and your readers) to death
  • The pros and cons of writing about circuit splits
  • How to balance finding an original topic with existing authority
  • Our own note and seminar paper problems – learn from our mistakes!


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