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Writing Competitions

Announcements for new Writing Competitions appear in the Duke Law Daily.

Grammar and Style

Duke Law Library Resources

(an asterisk indicates that the text is on reserve)

  • Bouchoux, Deborah, The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers* (KF250 .B68 2005)
  • Calleros, Charles, Legal Method and Writing* (KF250 .C345 2002)
  • Charrow, Veda, Clear & Effective Legal Writing* (KF250 .C452 2001)
  • The Chicago Manual of Style* (Z253 .C57 2003)
  • Clary, Bradley, Successful Legal Analysis and Writing: The Fundamentals (KF250 .C53 2003)
  • Enquist, Anne, & Laurel Currie Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer (KF250 .E57 2005)
  • Fajans, Elizabeth, and Mary R. Falk, Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes, and Law Review Competition Papers* (KF250 .F35 2000)
  • Fajans, Elizabeth, Writing for Law Practice (KF250 .F353 2004)
  • Gardner, James, Legal Argument: The Structure and Language of Effective Advocacy* (KF8915 .G28 1993)
  • Garner, Bryan, The Elements of Legal Style* (KF250 .G37 2002)
  • Garner, Bryan, Legal Writing in Plain English: A Text With Exercises (KF250 .G375 2001)
  • Garner, Bryan, The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style (KF250 .G377 2002)
  • Gopen, George, Writing From a Legal Perspective* (PE1408 .G67 2004)
  • Gopen, George, The Sense of Structure: Writing From the Reader’s Perspective (PE1408 .G67 2004)
  • LeClercq, Terri, Guide to Legal Writing Style* (KF250 .L46 2004)
  • Neumann, Richard, Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing: Structure, Strategy and Style ( KF250 .N48 2001)
  • Oates, Laurel, Anne Enquist, and Kelly Kunsch, The Legal Writing Handbook: Analysis, Research and Writing * (KF250 .O28 2002)
  • Pratt, Diana, Legal Writing: A Systematic Approach (KF250 .P79 2004)
  • Ray, Mary, Beyond the Basics: A Text for Advanced Legal Writing (KF250 .R38 2003)
  • Ray, Mary & Jill Ramsfield, Legal Writing: Getting it Right and Getting it Written* (KF250 .R39 2000)
  • Schiess, Wayne, Writing for the Legal Audience (KF250 .S35 2003)
  • Schmedemann, Deborah, Synthesis: Legal Reading, Reasoning and Writing (KF250 .S36 2003)
  • Shapo, Helene, Writing and Analysis in the Law (KF250 .S52 1999)
  • Strunk, William & E.B. White, The Elements of Style* (PE1408 .S772 1979)
  • Volokh, Eugene, Academic Legal Writing (KF250 .V65 2003)
  • Williams, Joseph, Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace ( PE1421 .W545 1989)
  • Wydick, Richard, Plain English for Lawyers* (KF250 .W93 1998)
  • Younger, Irving, Persuasive Writing (KF250 .Y68 1990)

Internet Resources

ESL Resources

Duke University provides services for international students through its International House, and maintains lists of local ESL courses and ESL writing tutors. The Graduate School's English for International Students program offers courses in academic writing specifically for international students for whom English is a second language.

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