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Drafting Contracts: Formbooks & Drafting Resources

Find sample agreements, contracts, and forms in print and online sources


In addition to the many sources with sample or real agreements and contracts, law students need a good sense of the basics of drafting. Three types of drafting sources are available:

  1. General
  2. Specific Contracts and Agreements
  3. Legal Writing and Drafting Generally

The Law Library has more than 200 books on legal writing and composition. To identify these items, search the Law Library catalog by the Library of Congress subject heading "legal composition." See also the Gallagher guide on Legal & General Writing Resources.

Drafting Contracts - General Sources

CALI Lessons

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) has numerous lessons on contracts, including:

Other useful CALI lessons: