A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method

A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method

by John C. Dernbach
     
 

This concise, readily accessible text focuses the first-year law student on learning the basic principles of legal writing and analysis. Starting with a straightforward introduction to law and legal method and moving on to the basics of legal writing, the text then explores the specifics of writing memos and briefs. A classic in the field, A Practical Guide to

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This concise, readily accessible text focuses the first-year law student on learning the basic principles of legal writing and analysis. Starting with a straightforward introduction to law and legal method and moving on to the basics of legal writing, the text then explores the specifics of writing memos and briefs. A classic in the field, A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method, Third Edition, has been redesigned and updated to appeal to a new generation of law students.

Among the features that make this carefully crafted text a success:

  • flexibility—the essential skills of legal reasoning and analysis are presented in a straightforward manner that allows each teacher�and student�to use the material in his or her own way
  • integration—students are taught legal analysis in tandem with legal writing, concentrating on the basic principles of legal method and how to apply those principles in legal writing
  • accessibility—legal reasoning and writing is presented in a simple and understandable manner, through the use of a series of accessible and simple guidelines;
  • rigor—focused exercises allow students to practice the guidelines presented in the text
  • practicality—extensive appendices with examples of office memos, trial briefs, and appellate briefs allow students to see how the lessons in the text are used to create the documents that they will write as lawyers

    Updated and redesigned, the Third Edition offers:

  • new material on legal rules, synthesis, and organization of a legal discussion or argument
  • new and updated examples throughout
  • new user-friendly design and layout forenhanced accessibility
  • an improved Teacher's Manual, significantly expanded to include additional exercises, teaching suggestions, and advice for new teachers

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735563773
    Publisher:
    Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date:
    01/01/2007
    Pages:
    406

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