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Study Resources for Writers
ALWD Citation Manual by
Call Number: KF245 .A49 2006
Publication Date: 2005-12-28
In its third edition, the manual that revolutionized legal citation continues to present a single, consistent system of citation for all forms of legal writing. With a clear, attractive, and easy-to-use format, the ALWD Citation Manual is written, designed, and edited by professionals for use throughout their legal careers.
The Bluebook by
Call Number: KF245 .U5
Publication Date: 2020-05-20
A Uniform System of Citation: The Bluebook is the definitive style guide for legal citation in the United States. For generations, law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, and other legal professionals have relied on The Bluebook's uniform system of citation in their writing. In a diverse and rapidly changing legal profession, The Bluebook continues to provide a systematic method by which members of the profession communicate important information to one another about the sources and legal authorities upon which they rely in their work.
The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition by
Call Number: Z253 .U69 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
While digital technologies have revolutionized the publishing world in the twenty-first century, one thing still remains true: The Chicago Manual of Style is the authoritative, trusted source that writers, editors, and publishers turn to for guidance on style and process. For the sixteenth edition, every aspect of coverage has been reconsidered to reflect how publishing professionals work today.
Effective Legal Writing by
Call Number: KF250 .A27 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-01
Softbound - New, softbound print book.
The Elements of Legal Style by
Call Number: KF250 .G37 2002
Publication Date: 2002-03-21
With expanded coverage in this new edition, The Elements of Legal Style features additional sections, many more examples, and a thoroughly researched appendix that contains 80 major statements on prose style--what it is and how to attain it. Inspired by Strunk and White's The Elements ofStyle, this book clearly (often wittily) explains the full range of what legal writers need to know: mechanics, word choice, structure, and rhetoric, as well as all the special conventions that legal writers should follow in using headings, defined terms, quotations, and many other devices.
The Elements of Style by
Call Number: PE1408 .S77 2000
Publication Date: 1999-07-23
You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered.This book's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.
Examples and Explanations for Legal Writing by
Call Number: KF250 .L398 2019
Publication Date: 2019-02-25
A favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the Examples & Explanations (E&E) series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures.
The Lawyer's Essential Guide to Writing by
Call Number: KF250 .B83 2011
Publication Date: 2012-04-16
The Lawyer's Essential Guide to Writing is a readable, concrete guide to contemporary legal writing. Based on Marie Buckley's years of experience coaching lawyers, this book provides a systematic approach to all forms of written communication, from memoranda and briefs to e-mail and blogs. The book sets forth three principles for powerful writing and shows how to apply those principles to develop a clean and confident style.
Legal Citation in a Nutshell by
Call Number: KF245 .T47 2021
Publication Date: 2021-10-11
Learning legal citation is one of the difficult (and sometimes admittedly annoying) tasks that students new to the law face. This book is designed to ease that task. It initially focuses on conventions that underlie all accepted forms and systems of legal citation. Building on that understanding and an explanation of the process of using citations in legal writing, the book then discusses and illustrates the particular rules of The Bluebook and the ALWD Citation Guide for citing cases, statutes, and all other major legal sources. Its unique appendices provide a useful reference resource to aid students in formulating citations.
Persuasive Legal Writing by
Call Number: KF250 .S54 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-20
Persuasive Legal Writing offers complete instruction, exercises, and examples to teach students how to frame and assert arguments. Starting with an introduction to classical rhetorical devices and the psychology of persuasion, the authors explore every aspect of persuasive writing, from structuring sentences and paragraphs to writing style, tone, storytelling, audience analysis, the ethics of argument, and citing authorities.
Legal Writing Exercises by
Call Number: KF250 .F78 2014
Publication Date: 2015-08-07
Legal writing is specialized writing that has its own terminology, techniques, and forms. However, legal writing adheres to the same fundamentals as other types of writing. This book's purpose is to develop the reader's legal writing skills so that he or she can effectively communicate with others in the language of the law. Each major section starts with an explanation of a core concept of good writing and is followed by exercises.
Shakespeare for Lawyers by
Call Number: PR3028 .T43 2010
Publication Date: 2011-07-16
Contains more than 100 funny, sharp, witty, sad, and instructional quotes pulled from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets by a lawyer, for lawyers, and includes instructions on how they might be used in a courtroom, mediation, or elsewhere. The book features an extra section exploring what the Bard had to say about the law and those who practice it.
The Ultimate Lawyer Quote Book by
Call Number: K58 .K87 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-07
This bank of clever comebacks will delight you or the lawyer in your life. With more than 1,000 quotes from 500 people, The Ultimate Lawyer Quote Book is the wordsmiths treasure chest of quotable gems. Topics include torts, contracts, ethics, litigation, evidence, and argumentation.
Writing for the Legal Audience by
Call Number: KF250 .S35 2014
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
First published in 2003, Writing for the Legal Audience guides lawyers, paralegals, and law students through sensible, practical advice for writing to a dozen legal audiences, from supervisors to appellate judges and from clients to opposing counsel. Each chapter focuses on a different audience for legal writing and presents three concrete recommendations for satisfying that audience. The recommendations are amply supported with explanations, references to the leading experts, and numerous before-and-after examples.
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