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Legal Writing and Research Guides

The call numbers below link to information about the most recent edition of each title at the time this list was updated. Run a title or author search in the ASU Library Catalog to find other editions. 

Legal Writing Guides

Kenneth A. Adams, A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (2004).
KF807.A33 2004
Gertrude Block, Effective Legal Writing: For Law Students and Lawyers (5th ed. 1999).
KF250 .B56 1999
Charles R. Calleros, Legal Method and Writing (5th ed. 2006).
KF250.C34 2006
Veda Charrow & Myra K. Erhardt, Clear and Effective Legal Writing (1986).
KF250 .C45 1986
Bryan A. Garner, The Elements of Legal Style (2d ed. 2002).
KF250 .G37 2002
Tom Goldstein & Jethro K. Lieberman, The Lawyer's Guide to Writing Well (2d ed. 2002).
KF250 .G65 2002
Terri LeClercq, Guide to Legal Writing Style (2d ed. 2000).
KF250 .L3913 2000
Diana Volkmann Pratt, Legal Writing: A Systematic Approach (4th ed. 2004).
KF250 .P73 2004
Mary Barnard Ray & Jill J. Ramsfield, Legal Writing: Getting It Right and Getting It Written (2d ed. 1993).
KF250 .R39 1993
Teresa J. Reid Rambo & Leanne J. Pflaum, Legal Writing by Design: A Guide to Great Briefs and Memos (2001).
KF250 .R355 2001
Eugene Volokh, Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review (2d ed. 2005).
KF250 .V65 2005
Wydick, Plain English for Lawyers (5th ed. 2005).
KF250 .W92 2005
Raymond P. Ward, The (New) Legal Writer, (last visited Nov. 29, 2007).
Legal Information Institute (LII), Wex Legal Writing, (last visited Nov. 20, 2008).


Gerry W. Beyer & Kenneth R. Redden, Modern Dictionary for the Legal Profession (3d ed. 2001).
KF156 .R42 2001
Black's Law Dictionary (8th ed. 2004).
KF156 .B53 2004
William C. Burton, Burton's Legal Thesaurus (3d ed. 1998).
KF156 .B856 1998
James R. Fox, Dictionary of International and Comparative Law (3d ed. 2003).
KZ1161 .F69 2003
Bryan A. Garner, A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2d ed. 1995).
KF156 .G367 1995
David Mellinkoff, Mellinkoff's Dictionary of American Legal Usage (1992).
KF156 .M45 1992
Clive Parry, Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (2d ed. 2004).
KZ1161 .P33 2004

Legal Citations

American Association of Law Libraries. Committee on Citation Formats, Universal Citation Guide (2d ed. 2004).
KF245 .U58 2004
TaxCite: A Federal Tax Citation and Law Reference Manual (1995).
KF245 .T39 1995
Association of Legal Writing Directors, ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation (4th ed. 2010).
KF245 .A45 2010
Bluebook (19th ed. 2010).
KF245 .B58 2010
Janice R. Walker & Todd Taylor, Columbia Guide to Online Style (2d ed. 2006).
PN171.F56 W35 2006
Alan L. Dworsky, User's Guide to the Bluebook (rev. for 19th ed. 2010).
KF245 .D853 2010
Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations (2006).
K89 .G85 2006
free download from New York University Journal of International Law and Politics
Mary Miles Prince, Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations (5th ed. 2001).
KF246 .B46 2001
Mary Miles Prince, Prince's Dictionary of Legal Citations (7th ed. 2006).
KF246 .B45 2006
U.S. Dept. of Justice Tax Division, Citation and Style Manual (1997).
J 1.8/2:C 49/3/ 1997
Peter W. Martin, Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (LII 2006 ed.).

Grammar and Usage

H.W. Fowler, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2d ed. 1965).
PE1628 .F56 1965
Bryan A. Garner, Garner's Modern American Usage (2d ed. 2003).
PE2827 .G37 2003
Strunk & White, The Elements of Style (4th ed. 2000).
PE1408 .S772 2000

Legal Research

Robert C. Berring, DVDs: Berring on Legal Research: Deep Principles for Researching and Understanding the Law (2006).
KD240.B4683 2006
Robert C. Berring & Elizabeth A. Edinger, Finding the Law (12th ed. 2005).
KF240.B45 2005
Robert C. Berring, Videotapes: Legal Research for the 21st Century (2000).
KF240.B47 2000
Specialized Legal Research (looseleaf, 1987– ).
KF240.S64 1987
Nancy A. Johnson et al., Winning Research Skills (4th ed. 1999).
KF240.J63 1999
Christina L. Kunz et al., The Process of Legal Research (6th ed. 2004).
KF240.P76 2004
Roy M. Mersky & Donald J. Dunn, Fundamentals of Legal Research (8th ed. 2002).
KF240.J32 2002
Kent C. Olson, Legal Information: How to Find It, How to Use It (1999).
KF240.O365 1999
NetLibrary e-book (ASU students, faculty, staff and library users only)
Kathy Shimpock-Vieweg & Marianne Sidorski Alcorn, Arizona Legal Research Guide (1992).
KFA2475.S55 1992
Amy E. Sloan, Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies (2d ed. 2003).
KF240.S66 2003

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