Legal Method and Writing, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

Legal Method and Writing, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

by Charles R. Calleros
     
 

ISBN-10: 0735553750

ISBN-13: 9780735553750

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Known and respected for its broad coverage and sharp focus on the needs of first-year law students, LEGAL METHOD AND WRITING has been fine tuned and updated for its Fifth Edition.

This sophisticated yet accessible book:

  • takes a comprehensive and practical approach to teaching writing and analysis skills
  • anchors basic skills to familiar examples —
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    Overview

    Known and respected for its broad coverage and sharp focus on the needs of first-year law students, LEGAL METHOD AND WRITING has been fine tuned and updated for its Fifth Edition.

    This sophisticated yet accessible book:

  • takes a comprehensive and practical approach to teaching writing and analysis skills
  • anchors basic skills to familiar examples — many drawn from contracts and torts — and ties them to interesting cases
  • covers different types of legal writing, including writing in law school, writing in the law office, advocacy writing, appellate brief, pretrial advocacy, and writing to parties, as well as pleadings, motions, contracts, letters, case briefs, course outlines, and examination essay answers
  • is highly regarded for its effectiveness in teaching students to apply legal reasoning skills to professional writing tasks
  • includes multicultural issues in problems and examples
  • gives students an opportunity to sharpen their skills through practical exercises
  • is accompanied by a comprehensive Teacher¿s Manual that gives advice on how to use the book in a variety of course configurations

    Be sure to notice that the Fifth Edition features:

  • discussion of new developments and new examples to refine and improve existing material
  • skillful editing of assignments in the appendices and the coverage of exam writing to control the length of the book
  • updated citation coverage to correspond to the new editions of the Bluebook and ALWD

    Please visit the new companion website to learn more about this book.

    Website: http://www.aspenlawschool.com/calleros5

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735553750
    Publisher:
    Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date:
    03/28/2006
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    622
    Product dimensions:
    10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.30(d)

    Table of Contents

    Table of Charts and Sample Documents
    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Pt. ILaw School - Getting Started1
    Ch. 1Introduction to Writing Style: Policy, Purpose, and Audience3
    Ch. 2Overview of the Case Method of Study13
    Pt. IIIntroduction to the Legal System19
    Ch. 3Common Law21
    Ch. 4Legislation29
    Pt. IIILegal Method and Analysis49
    Ch. 5The Role of Precedent: The Court System and Stare Decisis51
    Ch. 6Deductive Reasoning and IRAC - Introduction to Legal Analysis69
    Pt. IVStepping Stones to Legal Memoranda - Case Briefs, Outlines, and Essay Exams97
    Ch. 7Case Briefs99
    Ch. 8Reorganization, Summary, and Inductive Reasoning in Outline Form127
    Ch. 9Essay Examinations149
    Pt. VNeutral Analysis - The Office Memorandum of Law169
    Ch. 10Introduction to the Law Library171
    Ch. 11Content of the Office Memorandum of Law191
    Ch. 12Organization of Office Memoranda and Briefs217
    Ch. 13Legal Writing Style in the Office Memorandum243
    Ch. 14Presenting, Quoting, and Citing to Authority283
    Pt. VIIntroduction to Advocacy319
    Ch. 15Advocacy: Overview and Ethics321
    Ch. 16Developing Your Legal Arguments327
    Ch. 17Expressing Your Advocacy: Persuasive Writing Style and Oral Argument343
    Pt. VIIPretrial Advocacy - Pleadings and Motions357
    Ch. 18Pleadings359
    Ch. 19Motion for Summary Judgment381
    Ch. 20Motion to Exclude Evidence Before Trial407
    Pt. VIIIAppellate Briefs417
    Ch. 21Standards of Appellate Review419
    Ch. 22The Brief - Effective Appellate Advocacy427
    Pt. IXWriting to Parties: Contracts and Correspondence479
    Ch. 23Contracts481
    Ch. 24Advice Letters493
    Ch. 25Demand Letters507
    Appendices523
    App. IIntroduction to the Legal System: Problems for Part II of the Main Text525
    App. IILegal Method and Analysis: Problems for Part III of the Main Text529
    App. IIICase Briefs and Outlines: Assignments for Part IV of the Main Text533
    App. IVOffice Memoranda: Assignments for Part V of the Main Text541
    App. VLegal Writing Style: Problems for Chapter 13 of the Main Text569
    App. VIPleadings and Briefs: Assignments for Parts VI-VIII of the Main Text573
    Index581

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