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Resources for Law Journal Staff Members

A guide to resources for law journal staff members at UNC School of Law.

Article Writing

General Process for Writing a Journal Article

1. Select a Topic. Identifying a good topic is an important first step in achieving publication.

2. Conduct a Preemption Check. Make sure no one has already published an article making your argument.

3. Research. Gather relevant primary law and secondary sources to support your statements and arguments.

4. Write. Outline and write an article according to standards for scholarly writing.


Remember: This is a simplified list of steps. The process of writing a publishable journal article requires a great deal of time and effort.