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Research Guide for LLM Students: Dictionaries and other Legal Writing Resources

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.

Dictionaries and other Legal Writing Resources

There is a sizeable collection of English and foreign language dictionaries available at the library and online. Many of the library's dictionaries are kept at the Reference Desk. To use these dictionaries, just ask for them at the Reference Desk. The following are some specialized ones:

Elsevier's Legal Dictionary : in English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish
K54 .E45 2001 (Reference)

Multilingual Dictionary of Copyright, Rights, and Contracts
K1419.5 .M84 1995 (5th Stacks)

Translations of Commonly Used Court Related Phrases
PB73 .T72 1998 (6th Stacks - LIB USE ONLY)

West's Law and Commercial Dictionary in Five Languages
K54 .W47 (Reference)


Black's Law Dictionary
KF156 .B53 2009` (Circulation Desk, 4th Floor Reading Room, Dictionary Stands -4th, 5th, 6th Stacks)

Introduction to Legal English : an introduction to legal terminology, reasoning, and writing for lawyers, law students, and business professionals who speak English as a second language, 3rd ed.
By Mark E. Wojcik
KF250 .W65 2009 (5th Floor)