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SSRN for Recent Graduates

by Erin Gow on 2017-06-06T13:51:00-04:00

SSRN logoAs a law student you worked hard to complete your writing requirement, and maybe even had your work published in a law review as a note or an article. Have you ever considered what to do with that work now?

Students and recent graduates can add papers to the open access platform SSRN, to make their research and ideas available to a wider audience. Simply use your email address to create an account at You'll be able to affiliate your profile with the University of Louisville School of Law, or select 'Independent' if you've graduated, and upload copies of your work in PDF format. Remember to select University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series under eJournal Classification, to ensure your work appears along with other students and faculty of the school at

Adding a paper to SSRN won't require you to give up any copyright to your work, but if you want to add a piece that has already been published elsewhere, it is important to ensure that you have the copyright clearance from the original publisher to do so.

Still have questions? Contact Erin Gow in the Law Library for assistance with SSRN and other open access publication options.

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