Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer

Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer

by Anne Enquist, Laurel Currie Oates, Laurel Currie Oates
     
 

Like other forms of writing already known to the first-year law student, clear writing for law contains good grammar, punctuation and organization. It is with that in mind that this text was created for the legal writing novice. JUST WRITING takes what the student already has familiarity to and bridges those concepts into the world of law. The transition into legal

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Like other forms of writing already known to the first-year law student, clear writing for law contains good grammar, punctuation and organization. It is with that in mind that this text was created for the legal writing novice. JUST WRITING takes what the student already has familiarity to and bridges those concepts into the world of law. The transition into legal authorship becomes easier as the seemingly complicated design of legal works is unraveled, as well as when an understanding of the audience is attained.

In JUST WRITING: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer, students will gain an understanding of:

  • what the legal audience expects in style
  • the A,B,Cs of legal writing: accuracy, brevity, and clarity
  • general principles in writing and how they manifest themselves in strong legal writing
  • vital skills for every aspect of the law JUST WRITING also features:

  • a special section designed to assist legal writers for whom English is a second language
  • easily navigable chapters and sections that cover everything from introduction to revision
  • descriptions of the most effective ways to get your point across in legalese Recommended for every student in a first-year legal writing course, JUST WRITING: Grammar, Punctuation and Style for the Legal Writer covers all the bases. Students will learn what type of writing to avoid and what writing habits it is best to employ for maximum effect. JUST WRITING is the most efficient, cogent and complete title to guide you through the difficult field of legal writing.

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735523265
    Publisher:
    Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date:
    08/28/2001
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    315
    Product dimensions:
    7.06(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.77(d)

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