A Practical Guide To Legal Writing and Legal Method, Fifth Edition

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454826996
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 519
  • Sales rank: 217,194
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Summary of Contents

Part A: Introduction to Law

Ch. 1. Rules and Policies

Ch. 2. Sources of Law

Ch. 3. Case Analysis and Case Briefs

Ch. 4. Precedent and Stare Decisis

Part B: Basic Concepts of Legal Method

Ch. 5. Understanding Legal Rules

Ch. 6. Identifying and Selecting Issues for Analysis

Ch. 7. Common Law Analysis

Ch. 8. Statutory Analysis

Ch. 9. Reaching a Conclusion

Part C: Basic Concepts of Legal Writing

Ch. 10. Organization

Ch. 11. Describing the Law

Ch. 12. Applying the Law

Ch. 13. Signposting

Ch. 14. Drafting the Analysis

Ch. 15. Revising and Editing

Part D: The Office Memorandum and the Opinion Letter

Ch. 16. Elements of an Office Memorandum

Ch. 17. Objective Writing

Ch. 18. Statement of Facts for a Memorandum

Ch. 19. Questions Presented

Ch. 20. Opinion Letters

Part E: Briefs

Ch. 21. Elements of a Brief

Ch. 22. Structure of an Argument

Ch. 23. Persuasive Writing

Ch. 24. Point Headings

Ch. 25. Statement of Facts for a Brief

Ch. 26. Briefs to a Trial Court

Ch. 27. Briefs to an Appellate Court

Ch. 28. Preparing and Presenting an Oral Argument

Appendix A Memorandum Concerning Tyler’s Possible Fraud Claim

Appendix B Opinion Letter to Tyler

Appendix C Defendant’s Brief to the Trial Court

Appendix D Plaintiff’s Brief to the Trial Court

Appendix E Trial Court’s Decision

Appendix F Appellant’s Brief

Appendix G Appellee’s Brief

Appendix H Selected Books on Style and Grammar

Bibliography Sources of Law

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