Writing and Analysis in the Law, Fourth Edition, is a textbook for a first-year law school course in legal writing. The author focuses on the importance of clear organization in written and oral communications.The book introduces law students to principles of research, analyzing legal authority in both case law and statues. Includes discussion on structure and persuasive techniques of effective appellate argument, both in briefs and in oral presentation. The book makes extensive use of illustrative examples and writing exercises.
Table of ContentsIntroduction to the Legal System and Legal WritingAnalyzing Legal Authority: Case Law Analyzing Legal Authority: Statutes Organization of a Legal Discussion: Large-Scale Organization Organization of a Legal Discussion: Small-Scale Organization The Thesis Paragraph Writing a Legal Document: The Legal Memorandum The Writing Process Effective Paragraphs Sentence Structure Types of Legal Arguments in Resolving Questions of Law Research Strategies Interviewing the Client Counseling the Client Letter Writing Writing to the Court: An Introduction to Advocacy The Trial Brief: Memorandum of Law in Support of or in Opposition to a Motion Writing the Appellate Brief Oral Argument