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Legal Writing Help

This guide provides access to resources that will help you with your legal writing.


This guide will point you to helpful resources on legal writing. It covers multiple types of legal writing from letters and memos to appellate briefs and scholarly articles.

Study Aids for Legal Writing

CALI logoWhat Is CALI?

CALI stands for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. is a non-profit consortium of law schools – of which UC Law is a member – that develops and distributes legal education lessons to the consortium members. CALI courses are available online at

How to Access CALI

You will need to set up a username and password to use CALI online. Go to and click the Create an Account link.  You will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code.  You can get this code from any reference librarian or at the Circulation Desk. Once you have entered the authorization code, you can set up your username and password.  Read the CALI FAQs at

CALI Lessons for Legal Writing

There are over 410 CALI lessons dealing with First Year topics. You can browse descriptions of the lessons dealing with legal writing at

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