The Legal Writer’s Toolkit is an initiative of the Syracuse University College of Law, designed to help legal writers at all stages of their development—from incoming law student, through law study, and on into practice—by providing materials to explain various aspects of the legal writing process.
Whether it be a discussion of punctuation and grammar, some revision on concepts of document structure, a basic introduction to typography and the role it can play in legal documents, or much more, the Legal Writer’s Toolkit is here to help all legal writers associated with the College of Law.
The Toolkit provides accessible, always-available, easily digested, self-paced support materials for all legal writers, and the materials are available at any time to anyone with a computer and internet connection.
The Toolkit team will be adding new materials all the time, so if you don’t see a segment of particular interest to you, check back soon or let us know what you would like to see, and we’ll do our best to respond as quickly as possible to your request.
Although the materials on the Toolkit are divided into sections for Admitted Students, Current Students, and Alumni in an attempt to make the materials most relevant to each group readily available, all materials are available to anyone using the site.
There are no restrictions, no exams, and no record is kept of who uses what—the Legal Writer’s Toolkit is a resource available to anyone with an association with the Syracuse University College of Law and your use of any of the materials on the site remains confidential and private.