The Legal Writing Handbook: Analysis, Research, and Writing

The Legal Writing Handbook: Analysis, Research, and Writing

by Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist
     
 

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

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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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Booknews
This handbook comprises four complete guides covering various aspects of legal writing. The first discusses the basics of the discipline and describes the writing of specific types of documents<-->memoranda, client letters, and briefs. The others offer instruction on research, effective writing, and correct writing. Examples appear throughout the text, illustrating the principles the book articulates. A glossary of usage and a glossary of terms are provided. The authors are the director of a legal writing program, a writing advisor, and a reference librarian, all affiliated with Seattle University School of Law. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735555693
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Pages:
914

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