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Choosing a Topic for Your Journal Article

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Choosing a topic appropriate for a law review note or comment is a challenging task. You need to find timely subject matter about which you can provide novel commentary. Typically, you will focus on a recent case, enactment, or promulgation that illustrates a new development in the law. Although numerous books and articles on legal writing exist, only a few assist with topic selection. Those listed below will help you launch your topic selection.



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