References for Writing Well


Click on the drop-down menu to find external resources organized by area of interest: Revising/Editing, LRW and Exams, Scholarly Papers, ESL Resources.


If you are working on an assignment for a course in which a textbook is used, look for sample documents in your textbook to use as templates. Writing guides often include appendices presenting model documents.


If you are working on a research-based assignment, consult a reference librarian or take a look at the extensive collection of research guides available online.


Quick Guides

Finding & Researching Your Paper Topic: Start Here

Ten Tips for Transitioning to Legal Writing

Talking to Students About the Differences Between Undergraduate Writing and Legal Writing

From Memo to Appellate Brief

E-Mail Like a Lawyer


ABA Law Student Division Before the Bar Blog - Legal Writing


Oregon State Bar Bulletin - The Legal Writer Column



Other Writing Center Websites

Excellent webpages maintained by other schools:

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Georgetown Law