Legal writing resources are essential for anyone who needs to produce clear, concise, and persuasive legal documents. There are a variety of different legal writings resources available, highlighted below are just a few of the resources that can be found online. These resources can help writers to understand the legal writing process, develop their legal writing skills, improve clarity, and improve language.
Whether you are a seasoned pro or writing your first paper, these resources will help you with the process.
Formatting your paper:
Writing a Memo vs. Brief:
- How to write a brief
- Master the Legal Memo Format
- Brief and Memo Writing Center at Lexus
- Build Better Briefs with Westlaw
- How to Brief a Case
Tips on Punctuation and Grammer:
- Quick Style Guide
- Citation Guide: Interpreting, Managing & Creating Bluebook Legal Cites: Citation & Writing Styles
Beyond online resources, you will also be able to find books and in-person help. When choosing legal writing resources, it is important to consider your specific needs. If you are new to legal writing a good place to start is with a style guide or style textbook, available in the law library reserve section is the great book “Legal Writing: Process, analysis, and Organization” by Linda Edwards, and of course, do not forget the UW-Madison Writing Center for one on one help.
As always, your friendly reference librarians are here to help at any point along your legal writing journey!
Submitted by Park,Scott on October 20, 2023
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