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Academic Legal Writing: Preemption Checking

Preemption Checking

Generally, law reviews require you to engage in a preemption check, to ensure that your article makes a novel argument rather than rehashing what has been written before. For a comprehensive preemption check, search for keywords related to your topic in Lexis or Westlaw; HeinOnline; Legal Source or LegalTrack; and SSRN or bePress:

For more advice on preemption checking, see: