Saturday, October 14, 2006

essential scholarship in legal research and writing

Over at Prawfsblawg, they've started compiling references to the essential scholarly works that should be recommended to a new professor who wants to get up to speed in the field. Works cited so far include the following specific works and journals:

  • ABA Sourcebook on Legal Writing Programs (Eric B. Easton et al., eds., 2d ed. 2006).
  • Terrill Pollman & Linda H. Edwards, Scholarship by Legal Writing Professors: New Voices in the Academy, 11 Leg. Writing 3 (2005).
  • Peter M. Tiersma, Legal Language (U. Chi. Press 1999).
  • Eugene Volokh, Academic Legal Writing
  • Bryan Garner (no specific books named)
  • Christine Hurt et al. Interactive Citation Workshop
  • Journals in general:

  • Journal of the Legal Writing Institute
  • Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors
  • Scribes
  • This list is just getting started. No one has contributed research titles. What do you think should be added?


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    To the list of essential sources for scholarship on legal writing, I would add the Scribes Journal of Legal Writing. Volume 10, just out, contains a complete ten-year index. For information about Scribes, visit www.scribes.or

    Posted by: Otto Stockmeyer | Oct 20, 2006 1:48:44 PM

    I would add this to the list of journals: The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing. Volume 10, just out, contains a 10-year index.

    Posted by: Otto Stockmeyer | Oct 21, 2006 8:09:23 AM

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