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Research Guide for LLM Students: Books and Online Sources for Legal Writing and Research

This guide includes Internet links, research tips, and lists of books that Hastings LLM students might find useful. We hope you enjoy your time at Hastings. If you need help with any library or research project, feel free to contact librarian Vince Moyer.

Books and Online Sources for Legal Writing and Research

ALWD Citation Manual : a Professional System of Citation
KF245 .A45 2006 (Reference and Circulation Desks)

Basic Legal Research Workbook
KF240 .S562 2005 (5th Floor)

Legal Research : How to Find & Understand the Law
KF240 .E35 2007 (Reference Desk)

Legal Writing : Process, Analysis, and Organization
KF250 .E39 2002 (5th Floor)

Plain English for Lawyers
KF250 .W93 2005 (Course Reserve at Circ Desk)

How to Brief a Case -- click here to see the elements of a case brief and here for an example.

Lexis Nexis
Westlaw