Books for Legal Drafting and Writing



Books on Legal Drafting

Kenneth A. Adams, A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting . (American Bar Association Section of Business Law 2004).
Study Skills Collection KF807.A33 2004

Howard Darmstadter, Hereof, Thereof, and Everywhereof: A Contrarian Guide to Legal Drafting . (American Bar Association Section of Business Law 2002).
Study Skills Collection KF250.D37 2002

Reed Dickerson, The Fundamentals of Legal Drafting 2nd ed. (Little Brown 1986).
Treatises KF250.D5 1986

Thomas R. Haggard, Legal Drafting in a Nutshell 3rd ed. (West Group 2007).
Study Skills Collection KF250.H24 2003

Peter Siviglia, Commercial Agreements: A Lawyer's Guide to Drafting and Negotiating (Lawyers Coop 1993).
Treatises KF889.S45 1993
 

Legal Drafting Books on Specific Subjects

Kenneth A. Adams, Legal Usage in Drafting Corporate Agreements (Quorum Books 2000).
Study Skills Collection KF250.A32 2001

James A. Douglas and Jeanne O'Neill, Construction and Development Forms: Planning, Financing, Building (West Group 2001-).
Treatises KF902.A D675

Robert J. English, Lewis D. Solomon, David A. Simon, Business Contracts: Forms and Tax Analysis 2nd ed. (Wiley 1994).
Treatises KF886.E53 1994

Carl Felsenfeld and Alan Siegel, Writing Contracts in Plain English (West Group 1981).
Treatises KF801.Z9 F44 1981

Fletcher Corporation Forms, Annotated 4th ed. (West Group).
Core KF1411.F55 1979

Charles M. Fox, Working with Contracts: What Law School Doesn't Teach You (PLI Press 2002).
Treatises KF801.Z9 F69 2002

Elizabeth Glass Geltman, Shifting Environmental Risks: A Guide to Drafting Contracts and Structuring Transactions (American Bar Association 1999).
Treatises KF3775 .A65 G45 1999

John K. Halvey, Computer Law and Related Transactions (Michie 1994-).
Treatises KF390.5 .C6 H35 1994

William C. Hillman, Documenting Secured Transactions: Effective Drafting and Litigation 2nd ed. (Practising Law Institute 2002-).
Treatises KF1048.4 H54 2002

Michael T. Madison and Jeffrey R. Dwyer, The Law of Real Estate Financing: With Tax Analysis, Planning and Forms (Warren, Gorham & Lamont 1994).
Treatises KF5698.3 .M24 1994

James P. McAndrews, Commercial Real Estate Law Practice Manual: With Forms (American Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section 2001).
Treatises KF572.M38 2001

Patrick A. Randolph, Jr., The Commercial Property Lease. Volume III: Negotiating Specific Terms, Drafting Special Leases, and Structuring Assignments and Subleases. (American Bar Association 2000).
Treatises KF593.C6 C67 2000

Richard Raysman and Peter Brown, Computer Law: Drafting and Negotiating Forms and Agreements (Law Journal Seminars Press 1984-).
Treatises KF390.5 .C6 R3 1984

Jacob W. Reby and James A. Douglas, Banking and Lending Institution Forms:
With Commentary and Checklists
(A.S. Pratt 2001-).
Treatises KF972.5 .B26 2001

Mark R. Sandstrom and David N. Goldsweig, eds., Negotiating and Structuring International Commercial Transactions 2nd ed. (American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice 2003)
Treatises K1005.6.N43 2002

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Assistance, A Plain English Handbook: How to Create Clear SEC Disclosure Documents (1998).
Gov Docs Stacks SE 1.36:EN 3
http://www.sec.gov/pdf/handbook.pdf

Samuel Williston, Williston on Contracts: Forms 4th ed. (West Group).
Treatises KF801W5 1990

Jonathan Wilson and Julia Alpert Gladstone, eds., Internet Forms and Commentary: A Practitioner's Guide to Contracts and the World Wide Web (American Bar Association Section of Business Law, Section of Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law 2002).
Treatises KF889.3.I563 2002
 

General Form Books


AmJur Legal Forms
2nd ed. (West Group).
Core KF170.A542

Legal Checklists: Specially Selected Forms (West Group 2001).
Reference KF170.B4

Nichols Cyclopedia of Legal Forms, Annotated (West Group).
Core KF170.N533

West's Legal Forms 3rd ed. (West Group).
Core KF1384.A65 W47 1996
 

Books on Legal Writing

Bryan A. Garner, The Elements of Legal Style 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press 2002).
Study Skills Collection KF250.G37 2002

Tom Goldstein and Jethro K. Lieberman, The Lawyer's Guide to Writing Well 2nd ed. (University of California Press 2002).
Study Skills Collection KF250.G65 2002.

Richard C. Wydick, Plain English for Lawyers 5th ed. (Carolina Academic Press 2005).
Study Skills Collection KF250.W92 2005
 

Legal Writing Tools


Black's Law Dictionary
8th ed. (West Group 2004).
Reference KF156.B53 2004

Gerry W. Beyer and Kenneth R. Redden, Modern Dictionary for the Legal Profession, 3rd ed. (Hein 2001).
Reference KF156.R42 2001

William C. Burton, Burton's Legal Thesaurus 3rd ed. (Macmillan 1998).
Reference KF156.B856 1998

Bryan A. Garner, A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage 2nd ed. (Oxford 1995).
Reference KF156.G367 1995

David Mellinkoff, Mellinkoff's Dictionary of American Legal Usage (West Group 1992).
Reference KF156.M45 1992

Daniel Oran, Oran's Dictionary of the Law 3rd ed. (West Group 2000).
Reference KF156.O69 2000

  

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