Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges (Limited Edition)

Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges (Limited Edition)

by Antonin Scalia, Bryan A. Garner
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Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges (Limited Edition) by Antonin Scalia, Bryan A. Garner

In their professional lives, courtroom lawyers must do these two things well: speak persuasively and write persuasively. In this noteworthy book, two noted legal writers systematically present every important idea about judicial persuasion in a fresh, entertaining way. The book covers the essentials of sound legal reasoning, including how to develop the syllogism that underlies any argument. From there the authors explain the art of brief writing, especially what to include and what to omit, so that you can induce the judge to focus closely on your arguments. Finally, they show what it takes to succeed in oral argument.

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ISBN-13: 9780314202673
Publisher: Thomson West
Publication date: 11/15/2008
Series: Academic Text/Reader
Edition description: Limited
Pages: 245
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Massattorney More than 1 year ago
This book is THE single most useful, cogent and succinct reference on the subject of arguing a case to a court (an appeal in particular) I have ever read. Not even close. This should be made required reading in every law school in the country. Of course, it won't be, given the complete and total lack of intellectual diversity that is, tragically, so endemic in the vast majority of universities, colleges and law schools these days. In other words, they believe Justice Scalia to be some "right wing monster" and thus quite simply will refuse to utilize this book for the benefit of their students, no matter how good it is. (One is led to ponder the question as to why bother to even instruct students in the legal reasoning process if all that matters is that the end result comports with the political ideology of the party or the judge who is the audience...or with some special interest group or another) I have myself argued nearly 170 criminal and civil appeals and post conviction matters over the past 11 years that I have been a lawyer. And, I have not found a solitary more useful print-based resource to my practice than this short book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Who would have ever thought that a person could get absolutely excited about a text book. None the less, that is exactly what I did when hearing about this book. Bryan Garner is an absolute genius and his works have made my days easier when wading through the tons of research expected of me by my law professors. Add this to the experience and advice of a Supreme Court Justice and how can you go wrong. I was blown away and what is more entertained.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I cannot recommend this book enough for anyone who wants a true insiders view on the judicial system. You will learn what its like to see things from the 'other side' of the bench. You will not be disappointed by this masterpiece!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book provides good instruction and insight that assists the legal writer navigate through legal briefs, research, and analysis.
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Cfnvster More than 1 year ago
Agree with other reviews; book is a 'must have' for students or as a reference.
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