The library has a number of resources to help you with your write-on competition.
Find examples of case comments
Consulting other case comments when writing your own is always a good idea. Visit the online editions of the Suffolk Law journals for examples. Case comments ending in 2013 can be found here.
To find more examples, you can visit Westlaw or Lexis Advance and perform an advanced search:
- On Westlaw, first limit your search to “Law Reviews and Journals” by typing that phrase into the main search bar and selecting that database from the drop-down menu that appears. Then, go to the Advanced Search link and search the “Preliminary” field for “case /3 comment." Enter relevant keywords in the "Text" field to find comments on a particular issue.
- On Lexis Advance, under the “Content Type” tab, click the “Secondary Materials” link. From there, select “Law Reviews & Journals.” In the main search bar, type “case /3 comment” and relevant keywords to find comments on a particular issue.
Learn how to use the Bluebook
The library has its own how-to guide for Bluebook citation, with instructions on how to construct the most common citation forms.
There are also several copies of the latest edition of the Bluebook on reserve behind the library circulation desk. You can check their catalog entry here to see how many are currently available to be checked out.
Boost your legal writing skills
Visit this guide to see a list of books that the library has on legal writing. Below are several particularly relevant publications:
- Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review, Law Reserve KF250 .V65 2010
- Legal Writing in a Nutshell, Law Reserve KF250 .B34 2009
- Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes, and Law Review Competition Papers, Law Reserve KF250 .F35 2011