Legal Writing

General Legal Information

In the legal system, you have to be able to express your arguments effectively. Legal writing is the art of doing this and properly formulating arguments and doing the paperwork. This section will give you information on how to do this.

  • A beginners guide to Legal Drafting

    A good guide to how to write and express yourself in the legal system. Content Detail

    United States Library of Congress
  • Affirmative Defenses Guide: Information and Examples

    Click here for a guide to affirmative defenses in Texas. This guide can better explain the affirmative defenses on the civil answer and information sheet. Read More

    Texas Legal Services Center; Texas Partnership for Legal Access
  • Introduction to Basic Legal Citation

    This work first appeared in 1993. It was most recently revised in the fall of 2012 to take account of changes in the citation rules of a small number of U.S. jurisdictions and the format of currency information furnished for statutes by LexisNexis and Westlaw. As was true of the editions released in 2010 and 2011 it is indexed to the fourth edition of the ALWD Citation Manual and the nineteenth edition of The Bluebook, both published in 2010. Read More

    Cornell Law School