Legal Writing and Analysis, Second Edition / Edition 2

Legal Writing and Analysis, Second Edition / Edition 2

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by Linda H. Edwards
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0735562296

ISBN-13: 9780735562295

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Ideal for beginning legal writers, this logically organized and exceptionally well-written text offers a concise and straightforward guide to legal writing and analysis. Updated to include exercises with increased focus on first-year courses, Legal

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Ideal for beginning legal writers, this logically organized and exceptionally well-written text offers a concise and straightforward guide to legal writing and analysis. Updated to include exercises with increased focus on first-year courses, Legal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735562295
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part One Lawyers and the Legal Landscape
• Overview of the Lawyer¿s Role
• The Legal System, the Common Law Process, and Kinds of Authority

Part Two Reading and Analyzing the Law
• Briefing and Synthesizing Cases
• Interpreting Statutes
• Forms of Legal Reasoning

Part Three Writing the Discussion of a Legal Question
• The Writing Process and Law-Trained Readers
• Large-Scale Organization: Creating an Annotated Outline
• Small-Scale Organization: Explaining the Law
• Small-Scale Organization: Applying the Law
• Discussing Multiple Issues: Putting It All Together
• Deepening Your Analysis

Part Four Predictive Writing
• Writing and Office Memo
• Writing Professional Letters

Part Five The Shift to Advocacy
• Introduction to Brief-Writing
• Point Headings
• Writing a Fact Statement
• Writing a Trial-Level Brief
• Writing an Appellate Brief
• Using Legal Theory to Sharpen Your Arguments

Part Six Style and Formalities
• Citations and Quotations
• Paragraphs, Sentences, and Style

Part Seven Oral Advocacy
• Oral Argument

Appendices

Appendix A Sample Office Memorandum

Appendix B Sample Trial-Level Brief

Appendix C Sample Appellate Brief

Appendix D Sample Letters

Appendix E Cases

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