This unique, brief, paperback text can be used as the main text for a legal reasoning course and also as a supplement in legal research, legal writing or introductory courses. Its primary purpose is to provide students with a solid foundation in reading and analyzing case law. It clearly and concisely explains complex processes with many examples and exercises to help students build skills, making it an ideal reference tool for paralegals on-the-job.
Dr. Linda L. Edwards was an attorney and author, having written or co-written seven textbooks in the legal assistant field. She was an instructor in the Justice and Legal Studies Department at Phoenix College for 24 years until her retirement in January 2001. During her tenure as program director, she was responsible for creating dozens of new classes in both legal assisting and criminal justice.
Prologue to Case Analysis. Parties and Procedural History. Critical Facts. Issues and Holdings. Rationale. Briefing Cases. Case Law. Statutory Law. IRAC. Structure of Memorandum. Writing Tips. Appendixes. Procedural Term Glossary. Key Terms Glossary. Index.