The following sites are resources on general and legal writing.
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The Legal Writing Teaching Assistant: The Law Student's Guide to Good Writing
Lexis-Nexis Interactive Citation Workstation This site provides a guide to correct citation usage, featuring numerous interactive exercises.
'Lectric Law Library A legal dictionary featuring thousands of terms. While not a substitute for the more thorough Black's Law Dictionary, it is a handy place to find definitions while online.
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation This Cornell University site provides extensive information on citation form, based on the current edition of the Bluebook.
The Bluebook of Grammar and Punctuation
CUNY School of Law Library
The Lawyerist This page brings up all of the posts on The Lawyerist that address legal writing.
Interviews with Supreme Court Justices on Persuasion
Videos of interviews with eight Supreme Court Justices and other legal leaders on persuasion.
Pennsylvania V. Nathan Dunlap
<pdf> Bold use of narrative fiction techniques from Chief Justice John Roberts.
These articles comment on Barack Obama's rhetoric:
Grammar Girl Quick and dirty tips for better writing.
"After Deadline" A blog from The New York Times, exploring style and grammar issues arising in articles.
The Elements of Style This site offers an online version of William Strunk's classic writing guide.
Purdue University OWL Purdue's Online Writing Lab offers printable handouts and exercises on a variety of writing issues.
CUNY Write Site CUNY's Online Writing Lab, which contains discussions and exercises on many writing topics, as well as links to writing resources on other CUNY campuses.
Common Errors in English Want to know the difference between "ensure" and "insure"? Is "ATM machine" correct usage? This site explains such nuances with sharp wit.
Merriam-Webster online dictionary
National Punctuation Day
Walden University Writing Center Blog
A blog that covers a wide variety of writing topics with tips and resources for students.
The Bitter Lawyer If The Onion went to law school. Your source for legal satire.
Hip-Hop Justice Brief <pdf> This brief was written partly in rap/rhyme.
Six-Word Memoirs at SMITH Magazine This magazine revived a challenge famously met by Ernest Hemingway: to write a story in six words.
Short On Words, Deep In Meaning Los Angeles Times article on the six word memoir project.
This podcast by Walden University covers general writing topics like creating a successful thesis statement. (Soundcloud)
Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
Grammar Girl’s podcast on all types of general writing subjects. (iTunes)
Grammar Underground with June Casagrande
Podcasts on grammar, style, and more. (iTunes)
ABA Journal Podcast
Podcasts on different legal issues.
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