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Guide for First-Year Law Students: Legal Writing & Citation

Selected Print Resources

The 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. To access the online study aid library, visit the library's list of databases and click the link for Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library On-Campus Access or Off-Campus Access, following any prompts to login. 

Citation & Style Manuals

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

Practice Guides

CALI Lessons

Access free outlines and video lessons on dozens of subjects using CALI Online Lessons. These interactive tutorials are written by law professors and geared toward law students of every level.

Before you can access CALI lessons, you will need to create an account using the school's CALI authorization code, found in your orientation packet or available at the library. If you need a code, please email