Welcome to the Idea Bank

Welcome to Rutgers School of Law – Camden, the home of the Legal Writing Institute’s Idea Bank.

The Idea Bank is now a searchable database.  Once you enter the username and password, you will be able to search for ideas by Author, Submission Type (briefs, memos, etc.) Jurisdiction and Category.

Submit to the 2015 Ideabank

Ideabank - 2010
Ideabank - 2012
Ideabank - 2015

 

Please Note:  The authors of the Idea Bank submissions have authorized use of these documents only by LWI members and other specified legal writing professionals.  No law student is permitted onto this website or database without the express and written permission of the LWI Board of Directors.  The authors retain all copyright and author privileges to their own material as well as the right to pursue remedies for violations of this authorization.

Remember, the Idea Bank is dependent on people contributing material. The LWI Board adopted policies several years ago to help foster the exchange. They are:

  1. To obtain a password to the Idea Bank you must first submit a document to the bank.
  2. If someone at your school submits a document and obtains a password, we aren't going to be the password police at that school (i.e. it is OK to give it to someone else in your department).
  3. New teachers may email and ask for access regardless of whether they contribute a document. By "new" we mean teaching legal writing for fewer than two years.

If you would like to request a password into the system, please email ideabank-passwords@ideabank.rutgers.edu

Notice to All Visitors:
The authors of the Idea Bank submissions have authorized use of these documents only by LWI members and other specified legal writing professionals. No law student is permitted onto this website or database without the express and written permission of the LWI Board of Directors. The authors retain all copyright and author privileges to their own material as well as the right to pursue remedies for violations of this authorization.

Notice to Professors uploading materials to the Idea Bank:
Thank you for contributing to the Idea Bank. The materials you have submitted will now be available to LWI members. Please note that while we encourage our members to change party names and jurisdictions when using submissions we do not have control over the subsequent use of Idea Bank materials. If you intend on reusing your submission to the Idea Bank, we suggest running an internet search to ascertain that materials/answers related to your problem have not become available to the public.

Notice to Professors using materials from the Idea Bank:
Thank you for vising the Idea bank, we hope you find our resources helpful. The Idea Bank materials are available to LWI Members only. We encourage Professors using these materials to take the necessary steps to prevent Idea Bank resources or answers thereto from becoming available to the general public. If you do decide to use materials from the Idea Bank, in whole or in part, please change the names of the parties, other material facts, and the jurisdiction if possible. Also, please consider making it an honor code violation for a student in your class to publicly post the problem or answer.

 

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