Sunday, December 14, 2008

Polishing that Article

For those of you who are planning on spending a good bit of the holiday polishing up an article for submission to one of these competitions, I have a few words of advice, related to acknowledging your sources.

For this morning, I will share a link to an article in the SSRN database which demonstrates how to talk about someone else's scholarship and then say something additional that is unique to you. In this example, several articles on baseline topics in litigation practice that touch on insurance law are summarized, with attention to who the author was and what the author said. After the summaries, new research and analysis is provided, with a focus on the law of our state (Arkansas).

The article is useful to show how to incorporate the background research into your own scholarly discussion. It is uploaded and freely available, here

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