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Paper Topic Selection: International: Intro.

Sources to identify international law developments.

Introduction

Paper Topic Selection highlights news sources to assist in identifying a current legal problem.  After choosing a subject, users can review: Paper Topic Development.          

TIP: To understand the sources of international law:

Read Art. 38(1) of the Statute of the International Court of Justice

Then consult one or more of these helpful tools:

Free lectures by noted international law professors & practitioners:     

United Nations, Audiovisual Library of International Law                   

Topic: International Law > lectures under: International Law: Sources of Law 

Hugh Thirlway, The Sources of International Law (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed. 2019).  BLS students: this title is available in BLS Library's database: Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law.  (In BLS Library's catalog record, click: ACCESS ONLINE VERSION--OXFORD.) This database is accessible in BLS housing, and elsewhere off-campus if one has implemented the proxy server instructions.  Contact askthelibrary@brooklaw.edu for assistance.

Chapter 2 (The Sources of International Law) in: James Crawford, Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law (Oxford University Press, 9th ed. 2019).  BLS students: this title is available in BLS Library's database: Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law.  (In BLS Library's catalog record, click: ACCESS ONLINE VERSION--OXFORD.)  This database trial is accessible in BLS housing, and elsewhere off-campus if one has implemented the proxy server instructions.  Contact askthelibrary@brooklaw.edu for assistance.

TIP: To understand how to structure either a law journal note or a seminar paper, consult the highly useful guide: 

Elizabeth Fajans & Mary R. Falk, Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes and Law Review Competition Papers (West Academic, 5th ed. 2017).  If desired: this is the West Academic link to purchase this source as an e-book.   

Professor Elizabeth Fajans is Brooklyn Law School's writing specialist.

Printing at Brooklyn Law School

Log in to BLSConnect.  From BLSConnect's menu, follow path: Technology > Tech Tips and Guides > Printing, Passwords and MSFT Office  

Lloyd Carew Reid, Technology Educator, has created/posted useful guides, including:

How To Print Using Pharos for Students and Research Assistants

How To Print Using Pharos for Members of a Journal