Bibliographies are an essential resource for professors who engage in legal writing scholarship: they help the researcher get up to speed more efficiently, and they alert the writer to ground that has already been well covered by others. Following are a few particularly helpful bibliographies, including several that trace the history of legal writing scholarship and others that collect scholarly resources in specific topic areas.
A rhetorical history written for the 25th anniversary of LWI lists the early bibliographies: The Past, Presence, and Future of Legal Writing Scholarship: Rhetoric, Voice, and Community, 16 J. Legal Writing 521 (Linda L. Berger, Linda H. Edwards & Terrill Pollman) (2010). Among these are the following:
LWI’s Monograph Series provides an introduction to disciplinary foundations, often by identifying important early articles on a topic and sometimes by highlighting recent innovations. Scholars can get up to date quickly by consulting the Monograph Series, currently at five volumes, including a new teachers’ desk book, best practices for providing feedback, teaching theory, rhetoric theory and application, and advanced legal writing courses.