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This guide will help you prepare briefs and oral arguments.


This Libguide is intended to help you prepare briefs and oral arguments.

Please note: there is some level of subjectivity in grading both briefs and oral arguments. If you are preparing for assignments in class, defer to the judgment of your instructor and not to the advice in these resources.  Also, consult the rules of your assignment/competition before using the listed resources.

Creating a Table of Authorities

There are a number of tools available to help you generate a table of authorities without manually entering the information.  These vary depending on the type of computer and software you are using. Try typing "generating a table of authorities" in YouTube to look for instructions compatible with your computer and software.  You can also look at Lexis for Microsoft Word, which is discussed under the Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and Westlaw Edge tab.