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Legal Writing Guide: Legal Writing for Students--Texts and Guides


Student texts on legal writing fall mainly into three categories: introductory texts covering memo writing and other first-semester concepts, advanced texts designed to accompany upper-level writing courses, and academic writing texts.   There are also texts designed to accompany appellate advocacy classes.  Those appear in the Appellate Advocacy Research Guide.

First-year Texts and Supplements

Many of these books are standard course books for first-year legal writing classes, but each has a slightly different focus or approach. These books are listed in alphabetical order.

Upper-level Texts and Supplements

These books are listed in alphabetical order.

Academic Writing

Subject Guide

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Patricia Scott
Director, Law Library & Clinical Professor of Law

Philip H. Corboy Law Center

25 E. Pearson St.

Chicago, IL 60611

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