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Transitioning from Scientist to Lawyer: Legal Writing & Research Resources

Resources for students enrolled in the MSL program for health and science professionals.

Legal Writing & Research Resources

UC Hastings First Year Student Research & Study Guide - links to numerous resources available at UC Hastings, with discussions of the primary sources you will use for your LW&R assignments.

UCLA Legal Research and Writing Guide
- this web guide provides a basic overview of legal writing and research.

Excelling in Law School: A Complete Approach - chapters on writing a law school exam and writing seminar papers

"One L of a Year": How to Maximize Your Success in Law School - includes examples of student essays, outlines, legal memoranda, and multiple-choice questions

Later-in-Life Lawyers: Tips for the Non-Traditional Law Student - a distillation of the collective wisdom and experience of thousands of law students

Zen of Law School Success - includes a chapter on writing final exam essays

Legal Writing by Design: A Guide to Great Briefs and Memos (2013)

Legal Writing in Plain English: A Text with Exercises (2013)

Your Client's Story: Persuasive Legal Writing (2013)

Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review (2010)

There on many more books on legal writing in the Law Library at call number KF250 (on the 5th floor).