Legal Research and Writing Resources

Legal Writing Helps

Library Guides

A website developed by the Chicago-Kent College of Law Library providing tips to help build research skills.

The Legal Writing Teaching Assistant

The Law Student's Guide to Good Writing - by Professor Marc A. Grinker

IIT Chicago-Kent Legal Research and Writing Ethics Guidelines, 2021-2022

Ethics guidelines for all students in Legal Writing courses, including LRW I, II, III, IV and Seminars

National Conference of Bar Examiners

For those interested in the Multistate Performance Test, this is a website with information about which states are administering it, what skills are being tested (MacCrate), why it was created, and single-paragraph summaries of the exams that have been given through Feb. 1999. (They charge for the exam booklets themselves.)

Florida Supreme Court Arguments

To access the self-paced on-line research exercises, click on the Library Guides link on the right-hand side.

Persuasive Brief-Writing & Oral Argument

Presentation by Brill Chair Distinguished Visitor Terri LeClercq and Chicago-Kent Professor Kent Streseman.