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Legal Writing Guide: Citation, Grammar and Style Guides


Correct citation form, proper grammar and effective astyle are essential to effective legal writing. This page provides links to and descriptions of the Library's best resources in the following areas:

Ciatation Guides

Citation, Correct citation is essential when submitting brifs and documents to a court or an employer.  Proper citation is not merely a requirement, it is a matter of credibility.  There are a myriad of resources to assist students and practitioners with understanding citation form and ensuring that citations are correct.  Below are the best of the bunch.

Dictionaries and Thesauri

Grammar, Punctuation, Style & Editing Guides

Format and Design Guides

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

(312) 915-8515