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Secondary & Practice Guides: Legal Writing

This guide includes the Library's most current, updated secondary and practice guides.

Legal Writing

See Also: Style Manuals

Academic legal writing: law review articles, student notes, seminar papers, and getting on law review, 5th ed. Eugene Volokh. (Foundation Press, 2016)  KF 250 .V65 2016 (Reserve)

The amicus brief: how to write it and use it effectively, 3rd ed. Reagan Wm. Simpson & Mary Vasaly. (Tort Trial & Insurance Practice, ABA, c2010)  KF 8748 .S536 2010

Aspen handbook for legal writers: a practical reference, 2nd ed. Deborah E. Bouchoux. (Apsen Publishers, c2009)  KF 250 .B68 2009

The complete legal writer.  Alexa Z. Chew, et. al.  (Carolina Academic Press, c2016)  KF250 .C46 2016

Effective lawyering: a checklist approach to legal writing and oral argument, 2nd ed. Austen L. Parrish & Dennis T. Yokoyama. (Carolina Press, c2012)  KF 250 .P38 2012  

The elements of legal style, 2nd ed. Bryan A. Garner. (Oxford University Press, 2002)  KF 250 G37 2002 (Reference Desk)

A form and style manual for lawyers. Ian Gallacher. (Carolina Academic Press, 2005)  KF 250 .G35 2005 (Reference Room)

Garner's dictionary of legal usage, 3rd ed. Bryan A. Garner. (Oxford University Press, c2011)  KF 156 .G367 2011 (Reserve)

The grammar and writing handbook for lawyers. Lenné Eidson Espenschied. (ABA, c2011)  KF 250 .E84 2011

Just writing: grammar, punctuation, and style for the legal writer, 2nd ed. Anne Enquist, Laurel Currie Oates. (Aspen Publishers, 2005)  KF 250 .E57 2005 (Reserve)

The lawyer's editing manual. Joan Ames Magat. (Carolina Academic Press, c2009)  KF 250 .M34 2009

The lawyer's essential guide to writing: proven tools and techniques. Marie Buckley. (ABA, Law Practice Management Section, c2011)  KF 250 .B83 2011

Legal reasoning and legal writing: structure, strategy and style, 6th ed. Richard K. Neumann, Jr. (Aspen Law & Business, 2009)  KF 250 .N48 2009 (Reserve)

Legal writing and other lawyering skills, 5th ed. Nancy L. Schultz & Louis J. Sirico, Jr. (Aspen Publishers, c2010)  KF 250 .S38 2010

Legal writing: getting it right and getting it written, 5th ed. Mary Barnard Ray and Jill J. Ramsfield. (West, c2010)  KF 250 .R39 2010

Opinion writing, 3rd ed. Ruggero J. Aldisert. (Carolina Academic Press, c2012)  KF 250 .A35 2012

Plain English for lawyers, 5th ed. Richard C. Wydick. (Carolina Academic Press, 2005)  KF 250 .W9 2005 (Reserve)

Pleasing the court: writing ethical and effective briefs, 2nd ed. Judith D. Fischer. (Carolina Academic Press, c2011)  KF 250 .F53 2011

Point made: how to write like the nation's top advocates, 2nd ed. Ross Guberman. (Oxford University Press, c2014)  KF 251 .G83 2014 (Reserve)

Professional writing for lawyers: skills and responsibilities, 2nd ed. Margaret Z. Johns and Clayton S. Tanaka. (Carolina Academic Press, c2012)  KF 250 .J64 2012

Real world document drafting: a dispute-avoidance approach, 2nd ed. (ALI ABA, c2010)  KF 250 .G365 2010

The redbook: a manual on legal style, 3rd ed. Bryan A. Garner with Jeff Newman, Tiger Jackson. (West Group, 2013)  KF 250 .G375 2013 (Reference Reading Room)

Successful legal analysis and writing: the fundamentals, 3rd ed. Bradley G. Clary & Pamela Lysaght. (Thomson/West, c2010)  KF 250 .C53 2010

Thinking like a writer: a lawyer's guide to effective writing and editing, 3rd ed. Steven V. Armstrong & Timothy P. Terrell. (Practising Law Institute, 2009)  KF 250 .A76 2009 

The winning brief: 100 tips for persuasive briefing in trial and appellate courts, 3rd ed. Bryan A. Garner. (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2014)  KF 251 .G37 2014 (Reserve & Reference Room)