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Published online: Nov. 30, 2020

Legal Editology and Publication of Scholarly Law Paper: How to Translate Academic Stimulus into Creative Legal Writing?

Eric Yong Joong Lee
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Lawyers express their opinions mainly by writing. In particular, legal scholars are obliged to write scholarly papers and publish them. A good lawyer also includes being a good writer. However, it is not easy for young lawyers or law students to write a good, scholarly paper. To be a good writer, they should possess discipline. Nonetheless, there are a few practical guidelines for young lawyers or law students to refer to when they begin writing scholarly articles. The primary purpose of this research is to present the core guidelines of scholarly legal writing-what to consider and what to avoid - for beginners; following the author’s experience of editing globally recognized journals in international law as well as writing and publishing scholarly papers at leading academic law magazines in the world. This research paper contains the meaning of good scholarly legal paper, topic and title, research methodology, writing, referencing, research ethics and publication.

Keywords : Legal Editology, Academic Stimulus, Creative Legal Writing, Topic and Title, Writing, Methodology, Referencing, Research Ethics, Publication

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