40 BOOKS ON LEGAL WRITING SKILLS

40 BOOKS ON LEGAL WRITING SKILLS
Posted date: 31/10/2022

1. LEGAL WRITING IN PLAIN ENGLISH. A TEXT WITH EXERCISES

In Legal Writing in Plain English, Bryan A. Garner provides lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. The book encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills.

 

2. LEGAL REASONING AND LEGAL WRITING. STRUCTURE, STRATEGY, AND STYLE - RICHARD K. NEUMANN

A leading text in legal writing, Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing explores the nuts and bolts of writing an office memo, a motion memo, and an appellate brief. In addition, chapters are included on oral argument and client letters.

 

3. BASIC LEGAL WRITING FOR PARALEGALS - PAMELA R. TEPPER

It provides students with all the basic tools they need to communicate effectively in the legal field.

 

4. ACADEMIC LEGAL WRITING: LAW REVIEW ARTICLES, STUDENT NOTES, SEMINAR PAPERS, AND GETTING ON LAW REVIEW - EUGENE VOLOKH

Topics covered include law review articles and student notes, seminar term papers, how to shift from research to writing, cite-checking others work, publishing, and publicizing written works.

 

5. LEGAL WRITING: QUICK STUDY LAMINATED REFERENCE GUIDE – BARCHARTS INC

Best practices for legal writing in the workplace and for students of law. BarCharts, Inc was founded on our law guides created by the owner, designed to understand the significance of details within the larger scheme of the law, as a daily refresher, and to review before the Bar Exam.

 

6. BEYOND THE FIRST DRAFT: EDITING STRATEGIES FOR POWERFUL LEGAL WRITING - MEGAN MCALPIN

The book explains each item in the checklist, providing students and lawyers with the instruction and straightforward editing tips that they need to become effective editors.

 

7. EFFECTIVE LEGAL WRITING: A PRACTICAL GUIDE – NICHOLA CORBETT-JARVIS, AND BRENDAN GRIGG

The chapters include further examples and exercises that will assist students to develop key legal writing skills.

 

8. THE LEGAL WRITING COMPANION: PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, AND SAMPLES – KRISTEN E. MURRAY, JESSICA LYNN WHEEY

The Legal Writing Companion is a practical, helpful guide for the new legal writer, designed to address common problems and demonstrate how and why to make effective choices to solve them.

 

9. LEGAL WRITING SKILLS: A GUIDE TO WRITING ESSAYS AND ANSWERING PROBLEMS QUESTIONS – STEVE FOSTER

Legal Writing Skills will help you to develop the ability to research, write and present your law assignments with clarity and confidence.

 

10. LEGAL WRITING EXERCISES: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CLEAR AND PERSUASIVE WRITING FOR LAWYERS – E. SCOTT FRUEHWALD

This handy resource will help any lawyer develop their legal writing skills so that they can more effectively communicate with others in the language of the law.

 

11. LEGAL WRITING FROM THE GROUND UP: PROCESS, PRINCIPLES, AND POSSIBILITIES – TRACY TURNER

This book helps legal writing professors balance the need to encourage original and strategic thinking while providing guidance for students as they develop their legal writing skills.

 

12. BASIC LEGAL WRITING FOR PARALEGALS – HOPE VINER SAMBORN AND ANDREA B.YELIN

The authors provide comprehensive coverage in an accessible format tailored to the needs of paralegal students.

 

13. A SHORT & HAPPY GUIDE TO LEGAL WRITING – DEBORAH L. BORMAN

This inaugural edition of the Short & Happy Guide to Legal Writing provides a full concept of the history and practice of legal writing in the briefest of formats.

 

14. LEGAL WRITING AND ANALYSIS - MICHAEL D. MURRAY, CHRISTY DESANCTIS

Legal Writing and Analysis provides a process-based text covering all aspects of first year legal analysis and objective legal writing topics.

 

15. LEGAL WRITING EXERCISES (E. SCOTT FRUEHWALD)

This handy resource will help any lawyer develop their legal writing skills so that they can more effectively communicate with others in the language of the law.

 

16. LEGAL REASONING AND LEGAL WRITING - BY RICHARD K NEUMANN JR (AUTHOR), ELLIE MARGOLIS (AUTHOR), KATHRYN M STANCHI

A leading text in legal writing, Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing explores the nuts and bolts of writing an office memo, a motion memo, and an appellate brief.

 

17. GUIDE TO LEGAL WRITING STYLE (TERRI LECLERCQ)

This concise paperback focuses on the nuances of legal writing style and provides novice legal writers with the skills they need to polish their writing.

 

18. STRATEGIC LEGAL WRITING ( BY ZILLMAN, DONALD N., ROTH, EVAN J.)

Many legal writing texts emphasize how one writes; this book is unique because it also focuses on why one writes.

 

19. LEGAL WRITING IN PLAIN ENGLISH (BY UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS)

Legal Writing in Plain English draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience.

 

20. LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING – WILLIAM H. PUTMAN AND JENNIFER R. ALBRIGHT

This book shows you how to conduct reliable legal research, analyze the results, and write clear memoranda and other legal documents that are on-point and well supported.

 

21. INSTRUCTIONAL WRITING IN ENGLISH: STUDIES IN HONOUR OF RISTO HILTUNEN - MATTI PEIKOLA (ED.), JANNE SKAFFARI (ED.), SANNA-KAISA TANSKANEN (ED.)

This volume is the first collection of papers to focus on instructional writing throughout the history of the language.

 

22. LEGAL WRITING AND ANALYSIS - LINDA H. EDWARDS

This book teaches students how to use analogical reasoning, in addition to rule-based and policy-based reasoning, as a tool for synthesizing cases, how to organize a legal discussion using analysis and reasoning, and how to use precedent in persuasive legal writing, particularly with regard to cases.

 

23. LEGAL REASONING, WRITING, AND OTHER LAWYERING SKILLS, THIRD EDITION - ROBIN WELLFORD SLOCUM

This book teaches and illustrates the underlying skills of legal reasoning and analysis that are integral components of effective legal writing. The forms of written communication in legal writing are also new and challenging.  

 

24. LEGAL WRITING AND OTHER LAWYERING SKILLS, 6TH EDITION - NANCY L. SCHULTZ, LOUIS J. SIRICO

With a consistent emphasis on precision and good organization, Legal Writing and Other Lawyering Skills, Fifth Edition, shows students how to draft memoranda, opinion letters, pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents.

 

25. LEGAL WRITING AND ANALYSIS IN A NUTSHELL - BAHRYCH, LYNN, MCLELLAN, BETH, MERINO, JEANNE

This new edition of Legal Writing and Analysis in a Nutshell offers law students and lawyers a practical step-by-step method of analyzing and writing clearly, precisely, and effectively about the law. The chapters that follow will guide the legal writer, whether a first-year law student or a practicing attorney, to a reliable set of practices that will insure successful written communication.

 

26. WRITING BY NUMBERS: LEGAL WRITING MADE EASY - MELISSA SHULTZ, CHRISTINE TAMER

Legal Writing Made Easy aims to demystify the writing process by providing concrete formulas for mastering objective and persuasive legal writing.

 

27. LEGAL WRITING STYLE - ANTONIO GIDI, HENRY WEIHOFEN

Legal Writing Style promotes the art of good writing by teaching students and practitioners the tools to make their prose clear, precise, simple, and forceful.

 

28. WRITING SHORTER LEGAL DOCUMENTS: STRATEGIES FOR FASTER AND BETTER EDITING - DR SANDRA J. OSTER

It's a collection of advice written to keep you within grammatical and court rules, for both length and construction, while preserving and even clarifying your argument.

 

29. GUTHRIE'S GUIDE TO BETTER LEGAL WRITING - NEIL GUTHRIE

The focus is on communicating more effectively in e-mail, letters, memos, blog posts, client updates, and social media, but there are some pointers on contractual drafting and written advocacy as well. A bit of strategy, some grammar and spelling, and a lot of style.

 

30. RHETORIC, PERSUASION, AND MODERN LEGAL WRITING: THE PEN IS MIGHTIER - BRIAN L. PORTO

Practicing lawyers, professors, and students can use this book to study legal writing techniques and make their own writing more persuasive.

 

31. THE GRAMMAR AND WRITING HANDBOOK FOR LAWYERS - LENNE EIDSON ESPENSCHIED

The Grammar and Writing Handbook shows you precisely which rules need to be followed, how to choose the correct words, and the most effective way to structure every sentence to help you compose more persuasive, stronger material that's flawlessly written.

 

32. PERSUASIVE LEGAL WRITING - JR. SIRICO, LOUIS J., NANCY L. SCHULTZ

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.

 

33. FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING (FOURTH EDITION) - CAROL M. BAST, MARGIE A. HAWKINS

The fourth edition of Foundations of Legal Research and Writing gives equal weight to research and writing making it a perfect resource to be used for both legal research and legal writing classes.

 

34. FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING - CAROL M. BAST, MARGIE A. HAWKINS (Fifth edition)

The book's up-to-the-minute coverage tackles the ever-evolving areas of computer-assisted research and Cyber law, in addition to traditional legal research, analysis, and writing.

 

35. LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING FOR PARALEGALS - DEBORAH E. BOUCHOUX

The Legal Writing section includes samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum, though throughout the book, Bouchoux integrates writing strategies into each research chapter to demonstrate the link between the two processes.

 

36. LEGAL WRITING: A JUDGE'S PERSPECTIVE ON THE SCIENCE AND RHETORIC OF THE WRITTEN WORD - ROBERT E. BACHARACH

In this synthesis of his experience on the bench and his own research into the science and art of written communications, Robert E. Bacharach, a federal court judge, shares his insights on ways language can determine different responses -- and how to use this knowledge to craft a powerful and persuasive message.

 

37. EFFECTIVE LAWYERING: A CHECKLIST APPROACH TO LEGAL WRITING AND ORAL ARGUMENT AUSTEN L. PARRISH, DENNIS T. YOKOYAM

The book assumes the reader has learned the basics of legal writing, and at most needs only to be reminded about them. The book also assumes that most practitioners (and, for that matter, law students) lack the time to read lengthy discussions of all the subtleties of legal method.

 

38. LEGAL WRITING BY DESIGN: A GUIDE TO GREAT BRIEFS AND MEMOS, SECOND EDITION - TERESA J. REID RAMBO, LEANNE J. PFLAUM

Writing with liberal doses of humor, the authors provide clearly readable charts, examples, and templates throughout this second edition. All chapters include a chapter review, and many also provide writing prompts. In addition to chapters explaining the fundamentals of writing legal memos and briefs.  

 

39. THE ELEMENTS OF LEGAL WRITING: A GUIDE TO THE PRINCIPLES OF WRITING CLEAR, CONCISE, AND PERSUASIVE LEGAL DOCUMENTS - MARTHA FAULK, IRVING M. MEHLER

Filled with before-and-after examples and illustrations from the legal world, here's a quick reference for lawyers, paralegals, law students, or anyone in the legal profession.

 

40. WRITING TO WIN. THE LEGAL WRITER - STEVEN D. STARK

Writing to Win focuses on the writing of lawyers, not judges, and includes dozens of examples of effective (and ineffective) real-life legal writing—as well as compelling models drawn from advertising, journalism, and fiction. It deals with the challenges lawyers face in writing, from organization to strengthening and editing prose; offers incisive ways of improving arguments; addresses litigation and technical writing in all its forms; and covers the writing attorneys must perform in their daily practice, from email memos to briefs and contracts. Each chapter opens with a succinct set of rules for easy reference.

 

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