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Legal Writing & Legal Drafting: Guide to Resources

Legal Writing Reference Books - Dictionaries and Thesauri

Ballentine's Law Dictionary (3d ed., 2010). Online: Lexis.

Black's Law Dictionary (11th ed., 2019). Print: Law Library Reference Desk KF 156 .B53 2014.  Online: Westlaw.

Bouvier's Law Dictionary (1928). Online: HeinOnline.

Legal Style Guides

Bryan A. Garner, The Elements of Legal Style, (2d ed., 2002).  Print:  Law Library Stacks KF250.G37 2002.

Bryan A. Garner, Guidelines for Drafting and Editing Court Rules (1996). Online: https://www.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/guide_1.pdf.

Bryan A. Garner,  Jeff Newman and Tiger Jackson, The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style, (4th ed., 2018). Print: Law Class Reserve KF250 .G375 2018.

Lenne Eidson Espenschied, The Grammar and Writing Handbook for Lawyers, (2011). Print: Law Libary Stacks KF250 .E84 2011.

William Strunk, The Elements of Style, (4th ed., 2000). Print: Law Library Stacks PE1408.S772 2000. Print: Law Reserve PE1408.S772 2000.