About this LibGuide
This LibGuide will walk you through most of the technical aspects of formatting your papers in Microsoft Word. We cover how to create footnotes, small caps, table of contents, and table of authorities. These are covered both for PC and Mac.
If you need additional assistance, please contact the ASLS librarians at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our thanks and appreciation go to Jamie Marie Keller, Reference Librarian at Florida Coastal School of Law, for creating this guide and sharing it with us.
Sources for Assistance with Writing
Below are a few books to assist you with writing your papers.
Aspen handbook for legal writers: a practical reference by Deborah E. Bouchoux
General Collection & Course Reserves KF250 .B68
** This is a resource for figuring out grammar, punctuation and how to organize and edit your paper. **
Scholarly writing: ideas, examples, and execution by Jessica L. Clark & Kristen E. Murray
Academic Success Collection KF250 .C528
** Especially check out the chapter on writing your draft! **
Scholarly writing for law students: seminar papers, law review notes, and law review competition papers by Elizabeth Fajans
Academic Success Collection KF250 .F35
** The chapter on the writing process is especially helpful for turning your notes and thoughts into a draft! **
Academic legal writing: law review articles, student notes, seminar papers, and getting on law review / by Eugene Volokh
General Collection KF250 .V65
** If you are having difficulty editing, this book is for you! **
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