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Secondary & Practice Guides: Legal Writing

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Legal Writing

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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

The complete legal writer.  Alexa Z. Chew, et. al.  (Carolina Academic Press, c2016)  KF 250 .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)

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

Lawyer's guide to writing well, 3rd ed. Tom Goldstein.  (UC Press, c2016) KF 250 .G65 2016

Lawyer writes: a practical guide to legal analysis, 3rd ed. Christine Nero Coughlin.  (Carolina Academic Press, c2018) KF 250 .C683 2018

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: getting it right and getting it written, 6th ed. Mary Barnard Ray and Jill J. Ramsfield. (West Academic Publishing c2018)  KF 250 .R39 2018

Legal writing : a judge's perspective on the science and rhetoric of the written word.  Hon. Robert E. Bacharach, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. (ABA, c2020)  KF 250 .B33 2020

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

Plain English for lawyers, 6th ed. Richard C. Wydick. (Carolina Academic Press, c2019)  KF 250 .W9 2019 (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

The redbook: a manual on legal style, 4th ed. Bryan A. Garner with Jeff Newman, Tiger Jackson. (West Group, 2018)  KF 250 .G375 2018 (Reference Reading Room)

Scholarly writing for law students, 5th ed.  Elizabeth Fajans.  (West Academic, c 2017) KF 250 .F35 2017

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, 4th ed.  (PLI, 2021) Online via PLI Plus 

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)

Writing for litigators, 4th ed. Gerald Levovits. (PLI, c2021)  Online via PLI Plus