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Legal Writing and Analysis

Legal Writing and Analysis - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0735562295

Cover of Legal Writing and Analysis 2ND 07 (ISBN 978-0735562295)
ISBN13: 978-0735562295
ISBN10: 0735562296
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
Publisher: Aspen Law
Published: 2007
International: No

List price: $76.00

Legal Writing and Analysis - 2ND 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0735562295

Holdeman Linda Edwards

ISBN13: 978-0735562295
ISBN10: 0735562296
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
Publisher: Aspen Law

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

Ideal for beginning legal writers, this logically organized and exceptionally well-written text offers a concise and straightforward guide to legal writing and analysis. Updated to include exercises with increased focus on first-year courses, Legal Writing and Analysis, Second Edition, starts with an overview of the legal system and the lawyer s role, then leads students from reading and analyzing the law through the process of legal writing, providing numerous examples and exercises along the way.

Table of Contents

Part One. Lawyers and the Legal Landscape

Overview of the Lawyer s Role
The Legal System, the Common Law Process, and Kinds of Authority

Part Two. Reading and Analyzing the Law

Briefing and Synthesizing Cases
Interpreting Statutes
Forms of Legal Reasoning

Part Three. Writing the Discussion of a Legal Question

The Writing Process and Law-Trained Readers
Large-Scale Organization: Creating an Annotated Outline
Small-Scale Organization: Explaining the Law
Small-Scale Organization: Applying the Law
Discussing Multiple Issues: Putting It All Together
Deepening Your Analysis

Part Four. Predictive Writing

Writing and Office Memo
Writing Professional Letters

Part Five. The Shift to Advocacy

Introduction to Brief-Writing
Point Headings
Writing a Fact Statement
Writing a Trial-Level Brief
Writing an Appellate Brief
Using Legal Theory to Sharpen Your Arguments

Part Six. Style and Formalities

Citations and Quotations
Paragraphs, Sentences, and Style

Part Seven. Oral Advocacy

Oral Argument

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