If at any time during your research you need assistance with research or finding a source, please contact a reference librarian. We are located in the Law Library on the main floor on the windowed side of the library. You can also ask for us at the Circulation Desk.
Are you a student at another school? We are sure your library's reference department would love to hear from you, so please reach out to them.
This guide will provide a starting point for writing a law review or journal article, or a seminar paper. The resources mentioned within the guide are available to UCLA Law students through the UCLA Law Library and where possible links are provided. There are also some hints and tips scattered throughout the guide that we hope will help your writing. Before starting your research, it is important that you:
The research process for writing a scholarly article is a little bit different than if you are researching a legal issue like you may have done in your 1L legal writing class. There are generally steps that are followed, but with all research there is some flexibility in the process. This guide will discuss each of the following steps in turn.
Guide created by Cheryl Kelly Fischer. Currently maintained by Caitlin Hunter.