This law school text organizes documents into three sections that correspond to the three major modes of written communication in the law–“Litigating,” “Informing and Persuading,” and “Rule-making” – each with its own signature writing skills. Part One focuses on pleadings and motions, Part Two covers letters, briefs, and opinions, and Part Three covers contracts, legislation, and wills. It is intended for both “Advanced Writing” and “Introduction to Drafting” courses. However, this text treats a broad range of documents and a broad range of skills, and so it is suitable for all of these upper-level writing courses.
IntroductionPart One Chapter Basic Skills: Conceptualizing Litigating: Complaints Litigating: Answers Litigating: Motions Part Two Basic Skills: Clarity Basic Skills: Persuasion Informing and Persuading: Letters Informing and Persuading: Office Memoranda Informing and Persuading: Trial and Appellate Briefs Informing and Persuading: Judicial Opinions Part Three Basic Skills: Precision Rule-Making: Legislation and Regulations Rule-Making: Contracts Rule-Making: Wills Appendices Casefiles Inclusive Language