Legal Writing

A Practical Guide to Legal Writing & Legal Method

This basic guidebook to legal writing focuses on the concepts of legal writing, elements of the office memorandum and briefs. Samples in the appendices of the book include a memorandum, the defendant's brief to the trial court, the plaintiff's brief to the trial court, trial court decision, and the appellant and appellee's brief.
John C. Dernbach

Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review

Volokh's book has advice for choosing a paper topic, doing research, and writing academic papers as well as practical tips for getting the work published.
Eugene Volokh

Clear and Effective Legal Writing

This treatise contains three major parts which focus on learning to read legal materials, learning to write legal documents and creating specific legal documents. Sample documents include an interoffice memo, a memo of points and authorities and an appellate brief. The appendices provide an overview of English sentence structure and formatting legal documents.
Veda R. Charrow, Myra K. Erhardt, Robert P. Charrow

Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing

This treatise focuses on the court system, primary and secondary sources, then outlines the legal writing process. There are research assignments throughout the volume.
Deborah E. Bouchoux

Elements of Legal Writing

This book focuses on 10 principles of legal writing: clear writing, diction, tone, grammar, syntax, punctuation, capitalization, paragraph construction, organization & format. Each principle is then broken into easy to understand rules for legal writing.
Martha Faulk & Irving M. Mehler

Legal Drafting in a Nutshell

This study guide focuses on the processes, techniques and forms of expression used in drafted documents. Documents featured include contracts, legislation and ethics. Readers are guided in drafting style and usage also.
Thomas R. Haggard, George W. Kuney

Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing

The process of legal writing and analysis is presented in this book, which includes writing guidelines for office memoranda, client advice letters, and demand letters. There's even a section on how to write an exam answer. Sample memos, letters and briefs are in the appendices.
Richard K. Neumann, Jr.

Legal Writing in a Nutshell

This guide provides a condensed handbook for legal writers. A useful glossary of words commonly misused in legal writing is included in Chapter 5. The remainder of the book focuses on grammar, punctuation, client letters, persuasive writing and argumentative memoranda.
Lynn Bahrych

Legal Writing: Process, Analysis & Organization

This coursebook outlines the process of legal writing and provides tip for the organization of the process. The focus is on using a rule to formulate the process.
Linda Holdeman Edwards

Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes, and Law Review Competition Papers

This text is a thorough guide to the process of legal writing and includes exercises to develop writing with care. 
Elizabeth Fajans & Mary R. Falk