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LEGAL_ST_207-0 & SOCIOL_227-0: Legal Studies Research Methods (Nelson): Law Reviews

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Michael Perry
Subjects:Legal Studies

Law Reviews

Law Reviews are scholarly journals that focus on legal issues. These are generally published by an organization of law students within a law school. Law review articles are lengthy substantive treatments of the law typically written by legal experts - law professors, judges, practicing attorneys. Other shorter pieces such as "notes" and "comments" are often written by law school students who are members of the review.

Law review articles are a great way to become acquainted with a particular topic or area of law and provide many references to other secondary publications as well as primary sources including statutes, cases and opinions.

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