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Legal Writing

Resources to help you draft legal documents that are clear, appropriate to their audience and purpose, and cited properly.

General Information


About This Guide

This guide contains resources for legal writing and includes information on drafting legal briefs and memos, writing judicial opinions, creating proper citations, and more. 

E-Books Available from the State Law Library

Below are some e-book titles that may help you with your research on legal writing.

Books Available at the State Law Library

Below are some of the library resources that can provide general guidance on legal writing. The Texas State Law Library has many other resources in addition to the highlights we present below. Please call us at (512) 463-1722 if you have any questions about these materials.