Synthesis / Edition 3

Synthesis / Edition 3

by Christina L. Kunz, Christina Kunz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0735562830

ISBN-13: 9780735562837

Pub. Date: 06/22/2007

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

SYNTHESIS: Legal Reading, Reasoning, and Writing, Third Edition takes a step-by-step approach to outlining effective legal reasoning and writing skills. This in-depth text offers complete coverage of memo and brief writing, using one continual  See more details below

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SYNTHESIS: Legal Reading, Reasoning, and Writing, Third Edition takes a step-by-step approach to outlining effective legal reasoning and writing skills. This in-depth text offers complete coverage of memo and brief writing, using one continual

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735562837
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
06/22/2007
Series:
Legal Research and Writing Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
604
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits
List of Studies and Ethics Boxes
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction: The Lawyer's Roles and the Legal System1
Ch. 2The Structure of Legal Rules11
Ch. 3Reading Cases21
Ch. 4Fusing Cases41
Ch. 5Reading Statutes51
Ch. 6Interpreting Statutes65
Ch. 7Reading Commentary77
Ch. 8Applying a Rule to Facts: Deductive Reasoning81
Ch. 9Applying a Rule to Facts: Reasoning by Example and Policy Analysis91
Ch. 10Advisory Writing: The Function and Format of the Office Memo103
Ch. 11The Office Memo: The Discussion111
Ch. 12The Office Memo: Issues, Short Answers, and Conclusion129
Ch. 13The Office Memo: The Facts137
Ch. 14Advisory Writing: The Function and Format of the Advice Letter145
Ch. 15Advocacy Writing in the Pre-Trial and Trial Setting: The Function and Format of the Motion Practice Memorandum157
Ch. 16Fundamentals of Advocacy179
Ch. 17Advocacy Writing in the Appellate Setting: The Function and Format of the Appellate Brief193
Ch. 18Advanced Advocacy217
Ch. 19Oral Advocacy233
HomeElderCare Case File255
App. IThe Writing Process397
App. IIParagraph Design, Sentence Structure, and Word Usage405
App. III.ACitation: ALWD Citation Manual439
App. III.BCitation: The Bluebook449
App. IVContract Drafting459
Exercises471
Table of Authorities533
Index537

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