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Recommended legal writing books

A Listmania! list by Dianne Rosky (NY, NY USA)
 
Woe is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English, 3rd Edition
1.  Woe is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English, 3rd Edition by Patricia T. O'Conner
The list author says:
  "This is an accessible, enjoyable guide to the stickier, trickier aspects of grammar and usage. Patricia T. O'Conner is so engaging."
$12.97   Used & New from: $5.49
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review, 4th
2.  Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review, 4th by Eugene Volokh
The list author says:
  "This is the definitive guide for law students and acedemics looking to take their writing up a notch or two.  Authored by the UCLA law professor behind the widely read law blog, The Volokh Conspiracy."
$45.59   Used & New from: $32.56
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Plain English for Lawyers (5th Edition)
3.  Plain English for Lawyers (5th Edition) by Richard C. Wydick
The list author says:
  "This charmingly thin, user-friendly book tells you everything you need to know about writing concrete, clear sentences devoid of legalese. Many law schools use this in their legal-writing programs, with good reason. And it includes exercises."
$13.97   Used & New from: $3.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

A Writer's Reference with 2009 MLA Update
4.  A Writer's Reference with 2009 MLA Update by Diana Hacker
The list author says:
  "An excellent reference book on grammar. Like a true reference book, it has handy tabs on the edge marking the various sections."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage
5.  Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage by Bryan A. Garner
$42.41   Used & New from: $33.82
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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