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Guide for First Year Law Students: Legal Writing & Citation

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.

Citation & Style Manuals

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

Practice Guides

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. If you can’t find your card, stop by the circulation desk, or email