"Because legal work is so complex in combining information and law, custom and change, technical language and plain English, it helps to maneuver problem-solving intentionally and systematically."


Professor Ramsfield is the author of several legal writing textbooks and professional journal articles, including:

Mary B. Ray & Jill J. Ramsfield, Legal Writing: Getting It Right and Getting It Written (West 6th ed. 2018).

J. Christopher Rideout & Jill J. Ramsfield, Legal Writing: The View from Within, 61 Mercer L. Rev. 705 (2010).

Jill J. Ramsfield, From Darkness to Light: The First Flickers of the Legal Writing Institute Survey, Morning Session, 61 Mercer L. Rev. 771 (2010).

Jill J. Ramsfield, Culture to Culture: A Guide to U.S. Legal Writing (Carolina Academic Press 2005).

Jill J. Ramsfield, Bridges In Legal Discourse: From Socrates To Social Constructivism, Knowledge & Discourse Conference Proceedings 2002.

Jill J. Ramsfield, The When And Why In Writing About Writing, http://Jurist.Law.Pitt.Edu/Lawbooks (1998) (Reviewing Myra A. Harris, Legal Research: FUN-Damental Principles And Myra A. Harris Legal Writing: Principles Of Juriography (1997).

Jill J. Ramsfield, The Law As Architecture: Building Legal Documents (West 2000).

Jill J. Ramsfield, Is Logic Culturally Based? A Contrastive, International Approach to the American Law Classroom, 47 J. Legal Ed. 157 (1997).

Jill J. Ramsfield, Legal Writing: A Sharper Image, 2 Legal Writing 1 (1996).

Jill J. Ramsfield & J. Christopher Rideout, Scholarship in Legal Writing, 1 Legal Writing Directors Conf. 87 (1996).

J. Christopher Rideout & Jill J. Ramsfield, Legal Writing: A Revised View, 69 Wash. L. Rev. 35 (1994).

Jill J. Ramsfield, Writing High Impact Briefs, 30 Trial Lawyer 54 (1994).

Jill J. Ramsfield, Expect the Unexpected: Time Management for Lawyers, 29 Trial Lawyer 1, 18 (1993).

Jill J. Ramsfield, Legal Writing In The Twenty-First Century: The First Images, 1 J. Legal Writing 1 (1991).