RSS Legal News Feeds
Resources for Foreign Law Students
Great Museums on the
Legal Writing Aids
The original Elements of Style, on the Web
Good legal writing starts with good writing skills. If you have read
Strunk & White's Elements of Style before, it doesn't hurt to
read it again. This version is where it all started, or you could
purchase the newer version at
Plain English for Lawyers, by Richard Wydick (Carolina
Academic Press, 2001)
Think of this book as Elements of Style for the legal profession.
This is an excellent book that is highly recommended for anyone
taking a course in legal writing.
Legal Writing: Getting it Right and Getting it Written, by
Mary Ray & Jill Ramsfield (West, 2000)
Plain English for Lawyers is probably the better, and is
certainly the shorter, book. But if you are looking for more, check
this one out.
Introduction to the Bluebook
From the horse's mouth.
Cornell Law School's Citation site
Prof. Peter Martin's Introduction to Basic Citation. Covers
purpose and general principles. Also has an excellent section
covering principles and methods of citation to online materials.
Virtual Chase's List of Legal RSS News Feeds
Probably the best list available.
Information and Legal RSS Feeds from Harvard
The Berkman Center's RSS Resource list.
RSS News Readers
Good place to find free News Reader programs for many platforms.
Legal Writing in
Plain English - Exercises
Includes excellent exercises and answers on common grammar
issues, written by Bryan Garner.
Law Student's Guide to Good Writing
Professor Marc Grinker's Legal Writing "Teaching Assistant" is a
well-indexed source for legal writing tutorials, and it includes
exercises as well.
The Guide to Grammar and Writing
This non-legal writing specific resource is nevertheless a terrific
site for grammar questions and answers. It also includes
quizzes to test your knowledge.
Purdue's Online Writing Lab
An excellent site with many good and clear descriptions,
particularly the ones on sentence structure.
Legal Writing Resources for
Foreign Students and Lawyers
American Legal English: Using Language in Legal Contexts, by
Debra Lee, Charles Hall, and Marsha Hurley (Univ. of Michigan Press,
Introduction to Legal English: An Introduction to Legal
Terminology, Reasoning and Writing in Plain English, by Mark
Wojcik (International Law Institute, 2001).
Legal English, An Introduction to the Legal Language and
Culture of the United States,
by Teresa Brostoff & Ann Sinsheimer (Oceana, 2003).
Museums on the Web
Metropolitan Museum of Art
I spent many happy afternoons here as a teenager.
If you can't be in New York, the Web site is a good
place to go instead.
American Folk Art Museum
American Folk art is much broader and richer than you might think.
This site proves the point.
The classics, and much of it viewable on the Web. Not the same
as being there, but still pretty cool.
A developing museum of Modern Art near Boston, with an excellent
of Fine Arts, Boston
One of the great ones, with pictures of a lot of their collection
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe
Excellent narrated online exhibitions.
Experience Music Project
A museum of music. Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, was one of
the founders of this museum.
The Pompidou - Paris' Modern
If you are ever in Paris, you must go. One of the coolest museums
in the world.
If you love Van Gogh, check this out.
The Museum of London
Very cool panoramic pictures of many of the rooms in this museum.
The Guggenheim Museum, New York
Lichtenstein, Koons, Johns, Barney, and much more.
If you don't see your favorite Museum on the Web in this list,