Legal Writing Treatises
A Practical Guide to Legal Writing & Legal Method
John C. Dernbach
This basic guidebook to legal writing focuses on the concepts of legal writing, elements of the office memorandum and briefs. Samples in the appendices of the book include a memorandum, the defendant's brief to the trial court, the plaintiff's brief to the trial court, trial court decision, and the appellant and appellee's brief.
Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review
Volokh's book has advice for choosing a paper topic, doing research, and writing academic papers as well as practical tips for getting the work published.
Clear and Effective Legal Writing
Veda R. Charrow, Myra K. Erhardt, Robert P. Charrow
This treatise contains three major parts which focus on learning to read legal materials, learning to write legal documents and creating specific legal documents. Sample documents include an interoffice memo, a memo of points and authorities and an appellate brief. The appendices provide an overview of English sentence structure and formatting legal documents.
Elements of Legal Writing
Martha Faulk & Irving M. Mehler
This book focuses on 10 principles of legal writing: clear writing, diction, tone, grammar, syntax, punctuation, capitalization, paragraph construction, organization & format. Each principle is then broken into easy to understand rules for legal writing.
Legal Drafting in a Nutshell
Thomas R. Haggard, George W. Kuney
This study guide focuses on the processes, techniques and forms of expression used in drafted documents. Documents featured include contracts, legislation and ethics. Readers are guided in drafting style and usage also.
Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing
Richard K. Neumann, Jr.
The process of legal writing and analysis is presented in this book, which includes writing guidelines for office memoranda, client advice letters, and demand letters. There's even a section on how to write an exam answer. Sample memos, letters and briefs are in the appendices.
Legal Writing in a Nutshell
This guide provides a condensed handbook for legal writers. A useful glossary of words commonly misused in legal writing is included in Chapter 5. The remainder of the book focuses on grammar, punctuation, client letters, persuasive writing and argumentative memoranda.
Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes, and Law Review Competition Papers
Elizabeth Fajans & Mary R. Falk
This text is a thorough guide to the process of legal writing and includes exercises to develop writing with care.