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While Law is part of the Social Sciences and hangs a lot of importance on the same values of the Social Sciences, there are expectations that must be considered when writing for the legal field. Here is what readers in these fields are looking for
- Accurate--make sure your facts are correct
- Brief or "spare"--no extraneous details
- Clear and precise--use simple, common words and avoid "legalese," but be precise in your use of standard legal terminology
Law also has its own specialized citation system, called The Bluebook.
Some writing about legal issues including a few law review journals are included in:
In addition, Walker Library provides access to:
Links to research guides
Below are links to research guides created here at Walker Library either for a specific discipline or program or for a specific assignment.
They will give you a little deeper understanding of what instructors might require.
Books about Legal Writing
The Legal Writing Survival Guide by
Call Number: 808.06634 Sm61
Publication Date: 2012-09-01
Use the search box above to locate more books.