Resources for Writing Seminar Papers: Print & Digital

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It’s that time of the semester when students need to start buckling down and writing their RWE seminar papers! At this point, topics have been selected and research has begun. But how do you put it all together? How do you organize a seminar paper? How do you develop and support your thesis? How do write a catchy opening and a strong conclusion?

The Law Library has many wonderful print resources for writing seminar papers. My favorite two books on this topic are:

  • Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, and Seminar Papers by Eugene Volokh
  • Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes, and Law Review Competition Papers by Elizabeth Fajans and Mary R. Falk

While the current editions are in the library's Study Aids Collection, older editions are available for checkout from the Law Library. Search the title of one of these books in the UNC Libraries catalog, click the Request button by an available copy, and schedule your curbside pickup when you receive the email notification that the book is available.

For students who are not spending their remote semester in the Triangle, the Law Library has some other options among the digital study guide databases. Here are some digital resources on legal writing more generally:

Have you tried to start writing your paper and realized you still need more resources? Remember, the Law Library is here to help with researching your RWE seminar topic. Schedule a Zoom research appointment today by filling out this form or email the Reference Desk with your questions.


Posted by Nicole M. Downing on Mon. March 1, 2021 9:28 AM
Categories: Uncategorized


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