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Legal Writing
     

Legal Writing

by Linda H. Edwards
 

Highly acclaimed by reviewers for its dynamic approach to legal writing, Linda Edwards' concise paperback links the most important stage of legal writing—complete and accurate analysis—to the large-scale organization of a document. By continually stressing the importance of sound analysis, author Linda Edwards equips your students to write persuasive and

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Highly acclaimed by reviewers for its dynamic approach to legal writing, Linda Edwards' concise paperback links the most important stage of legal writing—complete and accurate analysis—to the large-scale organization of a document. By continually stressing the importance of sound analysis, author Linda Edwards equips your students to write persuasive and effective legal documents. Legal Writing: Process, Analysis, and Organization is divided into two parts: The Process of Writing Predictively: The Office Memo and The Process of Writing Persuasively: The Brief. The 23 chapters of the book are grouped within these areas by 'stage,' reinforcing the emphasis on method and process. Edwards reveals techniques and strategies with the help of: concrete examples and explicit explanations of the analytical process step-by-step instruction, incorporating a building-block approach abundant skill-strengthening exercises helpful checklists in every chapter sample brief and office memoranda in the appendices for clear and coherent guidance on everything from drafting working headlines to overcoming writers' block and recognizing the value of storytelling, turn to Legal Writing: Process, Analysis, and Organization.This impressive paperback prepares a foundation for professional success.

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Booknews
With a process-oriented approach and demonstration of the relationship between reasoning and writing, this text retains features of the earlier editions, such as a step-by-step overview of the process of legal writing, legal analysis linked to the large- scale organization of a document, and concrete examples, and for this third edition adds more cases, expanded coverage of narrative techniques, and material on the . Focus is on writing the office memo and the brief. The author teaches law at Mercer University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316212403
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
12/31/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
420

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