Are you a 1L writing an appellate brief for your LRLW class this spring? If so, you may find some titles on legal writing in Tarlton’s collection helpful.
Take, for example, the ABA’s A Brief Guide to Brief Writing by Janet S. Kole. The ABA tends to publish practical works geared toward practicing lawyers, and this title from the ABA’s Section of Litigation is in keeping with that tradition.
Tarlton also offers a guide to recommended titles on legal writing, including some on briefs. The most famous author of the works compiled here is U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, well known for his strong views on the importance of legal writing. Together with the legal writing expert Bryan Garner, he authored Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges, which includes a discussion of brief-writing.