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Choosing a Topic for Your Journal Article

University of Minnesota Law Library Research Guide Series

About this guide

This guide is for students writing an article or note for a law school journal. It includes references to books, articles, and tutorials covering scholarly writing for law students. Helpful advice on topic selection, preemption checking, and resources for following current developments in various areas of law and public policy is provided.

Contact Your Librarian Liaison

Your journal's liaison can provide helpful research advice at any stage of your writing process, from researching possible topics and preemption checking, to researching your approved topic. Please contact your liaison to schedule a research consultation:

Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory Law and Practice: Vicente Garces
Minnesota Journal of International Law: Loren Turner
Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology: Michael Hannon
Minnesota Law Review: Scott Dewey & Scott Uhl

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Vicente Garces
Reference Administration & Web Services Librarian

University of Minnesota Law Library
Email: garce003@umn.edu  |  Office Phone:  612-624-2597
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Credits:  This guide is based upon an earlier version created by Suzanne Thorpe, former librarian at the University of Minnesota Law Library.

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