A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy, Second Edition / Edition 2

A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Mary Beth Beazley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0735553777

ISBN-13: 9780735553774

Pub. Date: 05/30/2006

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Recognized by instructors nationwide as the book that shows students how to get from a blank page to a finished product, A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO APPELLATE ADVOCACY has been revised, refined, and updated for its Second Edition.

This accessible paperback earned its success in the classroom by:

  • providing a complete introduction to the techniques and process
  • Overview

    Recognized by instructors nationwide as the book that shows students how to get from a blank page to a finished product, A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO APPELLATE ADVOCACY has been revised, refined, and updated for its Second Edition.

    This accessible paperback earned its success in the classroom by:

  • providing a complete introduction to the techniques and process of writing appellate briefs
  • presenting class-tested materials and ample illustrations that are both accessible and teachable
  • emphasizing the process approach to writing, beginning with large-scale issues like content and organization, moving to smaller-scale issues like signals to the reader, and ending on the smallest-scale concerns of format and polishing methods
  • using numerous annotated examples — both good and bad — of legal writing from briefs, with commentary on the point each example is illustrating
  • including in the appendices four sample briefs with annotations that identify strengths of the brief and/or why the writer chose a particular technique
  • teaching students how abstract formulas (IRAC, CREXAC, etc.) can be effective in legal writing by having them identify whether certain elements have been included in a document and giving concrete advice on how to use formulas
  • encouraging students to critique their own work and improve their final draft by using the self-graded draft

    The Second Edition is strengthened by:

  • including format and function information about dispositive motion memos (such as motions to dismiss or for summary judgment), along with a sample motion memo
  • refining the discussion of the use of authority to help students better understand what a citation means
  • improving the discussion of CREXAC to facilitate easier comprehension of how to use formulas to write effectively
  • adding the concept of 'user' to complement the concept of 'reader' and explaining the needs of both groups
  • supplying more information on identifying a theme for the argument
  • including tips on citing to web pages and citing to unpublished opinions

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735553774
    Publisher:
    Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date:
    05/30/2006
    Edition description:
    2ND
    Pages:
    400
    Product dimensions:
    10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.82(d)

    Table of Contents


    • Introduction
    • Appellate Jurisdiction and Standards of Review
    • Before You Write
    • Facing the Blank Page
    • One Piece at a Time: Drafting the Argument
    • Practice Pointers: Using Authority Effectively
    • Seeing What You Have Written
    • Following Format Rules
    • Special Teams: Questions Presented, Statement of the Case, Summary of the Argument, Point Headings
    • Six Degrees of Legal Writing: Making Your Document Reader-Friendly
    • Exploiting Opportunities for Persuasion
    • Polishing
    • Oral Argument
    • Moot Court Competitions

    Appendix A. For Reference: Citation Form and Punctuation Information

    Appendix B. United States Supreme Court Rules

    Appendix C. Sample Briefs

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