Legal Writing and Analysis, Third Edition / Edition 3

Legal Writing and Analysis, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Edwards
     
 

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 Writing and Analysis, Second Edition, starts with an overview of the legal system and the lawyer¿s role,

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Overview

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 Writing and Analysis, Second Edition, starts with an overview of the legal system and the lawyer¿s role, then leads students from reading and analyzing the law through the process of legal writing, providing numerous examples and exercises along the way.

Classroom-tested features of this bestselling text include:

  • a consistent use of the legal method approach, from an opening chapter providing an overview of a civil case and the lawyer¿s role, to information about the legal system, case briefing, synthesizing cases, and statutory interpretation
  • an emphasis on analogical reasoning and synthesizing cases, as well as rule-based and policy-based reasoning, with explanations of how to use these types of reasoning to organize a legal discussion
  • a logical organization that starts with reading and analyzing the law and then moves on to writing the discussion of a legal question, writing an office memo and professional letters, and advocacy writing.
  • chapters addressing style and formality considerations as well as oral advocacy
  • effective coverage of the use of precedent
  • a superior discussion of small-scale organization, including the thesis paragraph
  • numerous examples and frequent short exercises that encourage students to apply concepts
  • a comprehensive Teacher¿s Manual that offers helpful advice for instructors.

    The Second Edition offers

  • new exercises, including increased focus on first-year courses.
  • a revision of Part Five on advocacy writing, streamlining the order of the chapters and adding more coverage of questions presented
  • an updated citation chapter.
  • Chapter 12 on the Office Memorandum has been expanded to add another format for a question presented and is accompanied by an example

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

    Website: http://www.aspenlawschool.com/edwardslwa2

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735598508
    Publisher:
    Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date:
    01/28/2011
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    356
    Sales rank:
    419,945
    Product dimensions:
    6.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

    Meet the Author

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Lawyers and the Legal Landscape

    Ch. 1.Overview of the Lawyer’s Role

    Ch. 2.The Legal System, the Common Law Process, and Kinds of Authority

    Part II: Reading and Analyzing the Law

    Ch. 3.Briefing and Synthesizing Cases

    Ch. 4.Interpreting Statutes

    Ch. 5.Forms of Legal Reasoning

    Part III: Writing the Discussion of a Legal Question

    Ch. 6.The Writing Process and Law-Trained Readers

    Ch. 7.Large-Scale Organization: Creating an Annotated Outline

    Ch. 8.Small-Scale Organization: Explaining the Law

    Ch. 9.Small-Scale Organization: Applying the Law

    Ch. 10.Discussing Multiple Issues: Putting It All Together

    Ch. 11.Deepening Your Analysis

    Part IV: Predictive Writing

    Ch. 12.Writing and Office Memo

    Ch. 13.Writing Professional Letters

    Part V: The Shift to Advocacy

    Ch. 14.Introduction to Brief-Writing

    Ch. 15.Point Headings

    Ch. 16.Writing a Fact Statement

    Ch. 17.Writing a Trial-Level Brief

    Ch. 18.Writing an Appellate Brief

    Ch. 19.Using Legal Theory to Sharpen Your Arguments

    Part VI: Style and Formalities

    Ch. 20.Citations and Quotations

    Ch. 21.Paragraphs, Sentences, and Style

    Part VII: Oral Advocacy

    Ch. 22.Oral Argument

    Appendix A.Sample Office Memorandum
    Appendix B.Sample Trial-Level Brief
    Appendix C.Sample Appellate Brief
    Appendix D.Sample Letters
    Appendix E.Cases
    Index

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