The Legal Writing Handbook: Analysis, Research, and Writing, Third Edition / Edition 3

The Legal Writing Handbook: Analysis, Research, and Writing, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Laurel Currie Oates, Kelly Kunsch, Anne Enquist, Kelly Kunsch
     
 

By covering all three key components of the basic Legal Writing course - research, writing, and analysis - this process-oriented coursebook has earned its posiiton as a leading text in the field. Now, Legal Writing Handbook, Third Edition, builids on its success to help students master the skills they will use throughout their careers.

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By covering all three key components of the basic Legal Writing course - research, writing, and analysis - this process-oriented coursebook has earned its posiiton as a leading text in the field. Now, Legal Writing Handbook, Third Edition, builids on its success to help students master the skills they will use throughout their careers.

The authors preserve the distinctive features that have made their book so effective:

  • the only text with sufficiently broad coverage to help students become both effective researchers and competent writers
  • the process approach leads students through pre-writing to drafting, editing, and the final draft by progressing from basic to more sophisticated skills, the authors lead students to success
  • excellent examples demonstrate effective writing throughout the text
  • the book begins with an overview of the legal system and how to analyze statutes and cases. From this foundation, the authors move to writing the objective memorandum and trial and appellate briefs
  • distinctive handbook format offers short segments for easy reference
  • a unique chapter on the needs of students for whom English is a second language
  • a separate Practice Book that gives numerous exercises for students to test the skills they are learning

    Important new and revised material in the Third Edition includes:

  • a separate chapter on the Trial Brief, with examples
  • a new chapter on Legal Reading, reflecting research on the differences between expert and novice legal readers
  • examples of client letters
  • tightly edited legal research materials for greater accessibility
  • updated material bias-free language
  • citation sections with full coverage of the ALWD Citation Manual

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735524873
    Publisher:
    Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date:
    04/01/2002
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    954
    Product dimensions:
    6.96(w) x 9.98(h) x 1.73(d)

    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Sect. IA Course in Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing1
    Pt. IA Foundation for Legal Writing3
    Ch. 1An Overview of the United States Legal System5
    Ch. 2An Introduction to Common and Enacted Law21
    Ch. 3Reading and Analyzing Statutes and Cases29
    Pt. IIObjective Memoranda, Client Letters, and Briefs39
    Ch. 4The Objective Memorandum: Its Purpose, Audience, and Format41
    Ch. 5The First Memorandum53
    Ch. 6The Second Memorandum153
    Ch. 7The Opinion Letter219
    Ch. 8Writing a Trial Brief233
    Ch. 9Writing an Appellate Brief305
    Ch. 10Oral Advocacy415
    Sect. IIResources in Legal Research, Style, and Grammar433
    Pt. IIIA Guide to Legal Research435
    Ch. 11Introduction to Legal Research437
    Ch. 12Constitutions and Charters441
    Ch. 13The Legislative Branch445
    Ch. 14The Executive Branch and Administrative Agencies463
    Ch. 15The Judicial Branch471
    Ch. 16Secondary Sources489
    Ch. 17Citators509
    Ch. 18Computer-Assisted Legal Research523
    Ch. 19How to Approach a Legal Research Problem: Sample Research Plans547
    Pt. IVA Guide to Effective Writing557
    Ch. 20Effective Writing - The Whole Paper559
    Ch. 21Connections Between Paragraphs579
    Ch. 22Effective Paragraphs587
    Ch. 23Connections Between Sentences613
    Ch. 24Effective Sentences633
    Ch. 25Effective Words663
    Ch. 26Eloquence719
    Pt. VA Guide to Correct Writing737
    Ch. 27Grammar739
    Ch. 28Punctuation797
    Ch. 29Mechanics863
    Ch. 30Legal Writing for English-as-a-Second-Language Students883
    Glossary of Usage929
    Glossary of Terms937
    Index945

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