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Brief Writing Resources on Westlaw and Lexis
•Using Westlaw to Write a Brief
This quick reference guide shows how you can use Westlaw to find expert advice on writing an effective appellate brief, how to search for the legal authority you need to support your argument, how to expand and update your research with KeyCite®, and how to study and learn from the online library of briefs written by other attorneys.
Using Westlaw for Moot Court
This quick reference guide shows you where to find expert advice on writing an effective appellate brief and developing a successful oral argument, how to search for the legal authority you need to support your contentions, and how to expand and update your research with KeyCite®.
Citation Rules, Tools, and Resources
Drafting Assistant (Westlaw)
Streamlined, cloud-based solution to help draft a variety of documents. Students and faculty can update documents with KeyCite flags, hyperlink citations, ensure proper citation formatting, and build a table of authorities.
Drafting Assistant User Guide
This user guide describes how to use Drafting Assistant and includes instructions on how to use Flags & Links, WestCheck, Cite Formatting, Templates and Sample Documents, and TOA Builder.
Lexis Advance BriefCheck
Allows you to automatically cite check and quote check your brief.
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (Cornell)
This work first appeared in 1993. It was most recently revised in the fall of 2011 to take account of changes in the citation rules of a number of U.S. jurisdictions, having been revised the year before to reflect the appearance of the fourth edition of the ALWD Citation Manual and the nineteenth edition of The Bluebook, both published in 2010.
Articles on Writing Legal Briefs
Legal Writing Books and Resources