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Brief Formatting: Overview

Using the Guide

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for formatting your brief for Legal Writing II.

TIPS:

  • For these formatting steps, always use the Microsoft Word desktop app, not the Word Online version.
  • Save frequently as you work and back up your brief somewhere besides your computer. We recommend Drake OneDrive or another stable cloud location. As you reach critical milestones, you could also email a copy to yourself or save to a flash drive.

Abbreviations:

TOA = Table of Authorities

TOC = Table of Contents

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