Introduction to United States Law

This guide gives students, particularly foreign law students unfamiliar with United States and common law, a list of sources in the law library that provide general information on US law and American legal English, as well as succeeding in law school.

CALI Tutorials

CALI has over 104 interactive lessons dealing with various aspects of legal research and 23 interactive lessons on legal writing. If you haven't slready set up your CALI account, check with the reference librarian in Mabie to receive the access codes needed to set up your individual account before accessing the lessons.

Links to Exam Preparation

Article of Interest

Here is a link to an article published in California Bar Journal (November 2010) by Judge Andrew J. Guilford.  In it he discusses ways to achieve clarity in legal writing.

Legal Research and Writing

American Legal English

Heafey Law Library Research Team