How It Works
The mechanics are simple:
- Legal practitioners (topic authors) complete an online form briefly describing a legal issue of sufficient depth and specificity to justify academic credit for relevant student research and writing.
- Law students search the database to select research topics for their academic writing assignments (e.g., for seminars, law review or journal notes, or independent study or dissertation projects).
- A student interested in a particular topic notifies ACS upon confirming the availability of a faculty supervisor to supervise the project, and signs a form agreeing to submit the paper to ACS and the topic author upon completion.
- Unless the topic author requests otherwise, ACS then introduces the student researcher to the topic author for substantive guidance.
- ACS reviews completed papers for quality, publishing all papers meeting basic quality criteria in online archives to make them available to the national legal community.
If you have any questions, please read the FAQ and contact ResearchLink@ACSLaw.org with any that remain.