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Legal Writing & Citation Print Page

Selected Print Resources

The UDM Law Library has a number of resources to help students with legal research and writing. For additional resources, please search the law library catalog, MURPHY.

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Experiential Legal Writing - Diana R. Donahoe
Call Number: KF250 .D66 2011 (Reserve)
ISBN: 0735509638
Publication Date: 2011

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Successful Legal Analysis and Writing: The Fundamentals - Bradley G. Clary; Pamela Lysaght
Call Number: KF250 .C53 2010 (Reserve)
ISBN: 0314908048
Publication Date: 2010

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The Lawyer's Essential Guide to Writing - Marie P. Buckley; Ilissa K. Povich
Call Number: KF250 .B83 2011
ISBN: 1616329653
Publication Date: 2011

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Principles of Legal Research - Kent C. Olson
Call Number: KF240 .O37 2015 (Reserve)
ISBN: 0314286640
Publication Date: 2015

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Examples & Explanations: Legal Writing - Terrill Pollman; Judith M. Stinson; Elizabeth Pollman
Call Number: KF250 .P65 2014 (Reserve)
ISBN: 1454833963
Publication Date: 2014

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Legal Research in a Nutshell - Kent Olson; Morris Cohen
Call Number: KF240 .C54 2016 (Reserve)
ISBN: 1634604628
Publication Date: 2016

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Legal Writing in a Nutshell - Lynn Bahrych
Call Number: KF250 .S68 2009 (Reserve)
ISBN: 0314906916
Publication Date: 2009

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Legal Citation in a Nutshell - Larry Teply
Call Number: KF245 .T47 2016 (Reserve)
ISBN: 163459763X
Publication Date: 2016


Citation & Style Manuals

For more in-depth citation help, please consult the Introduction to The Bluebook library guide.

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ALWD Guide to Legal Citation - Coleen M. Barger
Call Number: KF245 .A49 2014 (Reserve)
ISBN: 1454828757
Publication Date: 2014

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The Bluebook - Columbia Law Review (Compiled by)
Call Number: KF245 .B58 2015 (Reserve)
ISBN: 9780692400197
Publication Date: 2015

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The Redbook - Bryan A. Garner
Call Number: KF250 .G375 2013 (Reserve)
ISBN: 0314289011
Publication Date: 2013


Practice Guides

Michigan Basic Practice Handbook - ICLE
Call Number: KFM4277 .M522

Michigan Causes of Action Formbook - ICLE
Call Number: KFM4733.A65 M52 (Reserve)

Michigan Pleading and Practice
Call Number: M5 KB194 C156 2

Michigan Civil Practice Forms
Call Number: M5 KB218 C156

Michigan Legal Forms
Call Number: KFM4268 .M53 (Reserve)

CALI Lessons

CALI lessons are free online tutorials that help students learn the law. There are lessons that will help you with legal research and writing skills, and legal citation.

Before you can access CALI lessons at, you’ll need to create a CALI account using the school’s CALI authorization code. The authorization code was included in your orientation packet along with a CD-ROM of the CALI tutorial library. If you can’t find your card, stop by the circulation desk, or email


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