Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing / Edition 6

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Overview

The Sixth Edition of this respected and popular text remains grounded in the premise that legal reasoning and legal writing are best learned when they are taught together. Building on that foundation, Neumann continues to offer complete, clear, and timely coverage of how to form a legal argument and how to write an effective legal memorandum.

Streamlined in its Sixth Edition, Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing features :

• comprehensive coverage of legal writing:

the office memo
the motion memo
the appellate brief

• eminently readable text, including an exceptionally lucid explanation of the reasoning behind the proof of a conclusion of law
• a thoughtful treatment of all aspects of legal reasoning
• student-friendly instruction on the process of writing, the mechanics of style, and grammar
up-to-date examples and exercises
sample documents in the Appendices, including an office memo, motion memo, and two appellate briefs

Highly regarded author Richard K. Neumann, Jr. presents, in tandem, smart, in-depth coverage of legal writing and legal reasoning, supported by examples, writing samples, and extraordinarily clear and lucid exposition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735576667
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 3/30/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 554
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I. INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND ITS STUDY

Chapter 1. An Introduction to American Law
Chapter 2. Rule-Based Reasoning
Chapter 3. An Introduction to Judicial Decisions and Statutes
Chapter 4. Briefing Cases

PART II. INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL WRITING

Chapter 5. The Art of Legal Writing
Chapter 6. The Process of Writing

PART III. OFFICE MEMORANDA

Chapter 7. Office Memoranda
Chapter 8. Initially Obtaining the Facts: Client Interviewing
Chapter 9. Predictive Writing

PART IV. ORGANIZING PROOF OF A CONCLUSION OF LAW

Chapter 10. A Paradigm for Organizing Proof of a Conclusion of Law
Chapter 11. Varying the Depth of Rule Proof and Rule Application
Chapter 12. Combining Proofs of Separate Conclusions of Law
Chapter 13. Working with the Paradigm

PART V. GENERAL ANALYTICAL SKILLS

Chapter 14. Selecting Authority
Chapter 15. Working with Precedent
Chapter 16. Working with Statutes
Chapter 17. Working with Facts

PART VI. GENERAL WRITING SKILLS

Chapter 18. Paragraphing
Chapter 19. Effective Style
Chapter 20. Citations and Quotations

PART VII. LETTERS AND EXAM ANSWERS

Chapter 21. Client Advice Letters
Chapter 22. Demand Letters
Chapter 23. How to Write Exam Answers

PART VIII. THE SHIFT TO PERSUASION

Chapter 24. Developing a Persuasive Theory
Chapter 25. Developing Persuasive Arguments
Chapter 26. Handling the Procedural Posture
Chapter 27. Motion Memoranda
Chapter 28. Point Headings and Sub-Headings
Chapter 29. Statements of the Case
Chapter 30. Questions Presented

PART IX. APPELLATE BRIEFS

Chapter 31. Appellate Practice
Chapter 32. Appellate Briefs
Chapter 33. Writing the Appellate Brief

PART X. INTO THE COURTROOM

Chapter 34. Oral Argument

APPENDICES

Appendix A. Basic Legal Usage
Appendix B. Nine Punctuation Issues
Appendix C. Sample Office Memorandum
Appendix D. Sample Client Advice Letter
Appendix E. Sample Demand Letter
Appendix F. Sample Motion Memorandum
Appendix G. Sample Appellant’s Brief
Appendix H. Sample Appellee’s Brief

Index

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