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Writing Resources for Law Students

General and legal dictionaries and grammar, composition, and style guides.

Writing Resources

Law PaperIn addition to help with legal research, the law library can also assist you with legal writing. We have resources from dictionaries to style manuals to how-tos. And, we have librarians who are savvy with the ins and outs of legal writing as well!

You can make an appointment with a research librarian who can help you narrow down your topic for your seminar or long paper. They can also help you with thorny formatting and citation questions. And, you can also make an appointment for a writing consultation to talk about the nuts and bolts of grammar and organizing an argument. For more information, see our OneStThomas Writing Assistance page.

This guide is not intended to be exhaustive, but only to set you going in the right direction. If you have specific needs or questions for which you find no answers in the guide, please contact us!

Search for Legal Writing Resources

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Searching the LibrarySearch catalog by the following subject keywords or subject headings
will help you find additional legal dictionaries:

  • Legal composition.
  • Academic writing.
  • Legal correspondence -- United States.

LibrarySearch is the library catalog of six private colleges and universities in the Twin Cities, including Saint Thomas. Books from other campuses can be requested online and delivered to the UST library of your choice.