Legal Writing

Author: Linda H. Edwards
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454895918
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Legal Writing: Process, Analysis, and Organization, Seventh Edition by the 2017 Burton Award recipient and renowned author, Linda Edwards, is the only legal writing text that uses a process approach, presenting writing as a logical sequence of steps. Streamlined to meet the needs of today’s students, the Seventh Edition uses adult learning theory concepts and a “flipped classroom” approach to add even greater focus and efficiency to classroom and study time. Key Features: New Chapter (4) on working with statutes. Updated chapter on citation Improved coverage of brief-writing Streamlined chapter on letter writing to better meet the need of a first-year course. Modern process approach, with streamlined content for better absorption by students Clear and informal language Helpful appendices offering sample of office memos, sample letters, and appellate briefs.

Legal Reasoning Research and Writing for International Graduate Students

Author: Nadia E. Nedzel
Publisher: Aspen Coursebook
ISBN: 9781454870036
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Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students helps readers understand and approach legal research and writing assignments the way attorneys do in the United States. Chapters are short and clear, and repeat the major points to aid, in particular, LL.M. candidates who are not native English speakers. A methodology of research and writing in preparing legal documents is presented, and reasoning and writing methods are based on standard IRAC analysis used by many instructors. To allow instructors to discuss citation requirements as they become needed, citation format information is integrated into the text. Most of the exercises in each chapter can be done on the Web as well as in the law library, with either commercial or non-commercial websites. Key Features: An example of rule synthesis based on the simple Soccer close memo example that had been included in the third edition Updated the chapter on the use of technology in the court system and by practicing attorneys, and how both changing technology and economic changes are affecting the legal profession in the United States. New, straightforward, and very effective way for students to outline essay exam questions. "

Your Client s Story

Author: Ruth Anne Robbins
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454830158
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Unlike most document-centric first-year legal writing texts, Your Client's Story: Persuasive Legal Writing centers on the client, with a focus on ways to persuade the reader to grant the relief each client seeks. Organized to reflect the process, the text begins with meeting the client, moves to investigating the facts, and then provides guidance on analyzing and choosing the appropriate persuasive strategy. The material is rooted in concepts of brain science and cognitive psychology--in an easy-to-read, conversational style--and shows how classical rhetoric and modern persuasion theory provide the foundation for memorable legal writing. Persuasion and argument presentation cover both the trial and appellate levels. By focusing on the process of persuasion, Your Client's Story: Persuasive Legal Writing creates strong connections between the first year objectives and the upper level skills and clinic courses. Editable versions of the sample briefs appear in the appendices, so that professors can tailor to individual needs. The authors, are all distinguished former Presidents of The Legal Writing Institute and have published significant articles about persuasive techniques in legal writing. Robbins and Johansen co-organize the Applied Legal Storytelling conferences, and Robbins is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Legal Communications and Rhetoric: JALWD. Features: client-centered--rather than document-centric--focusing on ways to persuade the reader to grant the relief each client seeks organized to reflect the process meeting the client investigating the facts analyzing and choosing appropriate persuasive strategies rooted in concepts of brain science and cognitive psychology, made accessible to first-year law students engages classical rhetoric and modern persuasion theory as a foundation conversational tone covers persuasion and argument presentation at both the trial and appellate levels creates strong connections between first year course objective and upper level skill-building curriculum editable versions of sample briefs in the appendices, for professors to tailor as needed stellar authors All are former Presidents of The Legal Writing Institute. All have published significant articles on persuasive techniques in legal writing. Professor Robins is Editor-in-Chief of Legal Communications and Rhetoric: JALWD. Professors Robbins and Johansen co-organize Applied Legal Storytelling conferences. Professor Chestek is Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Written Advocacy at the University of Wyoming College of Law.

Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing

Author: Richard K. Neumann
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 9781454826972
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A leading text in legal writing, Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing explores the nuts and bolts of writing an office memo, a motion memo, and an appellate brief. In addition, chapters are included on oral argument and client letters. Well-known and highly regarded authors deliver the best explanation available on the reasoning underlying the proof of a conclusion of law. Thoughtful coverage of all aspects of legal reasoning goes from rule-based analysis to the strategy of persuasion. Helpful instruction on the process of writing accompanies a study of the mechanics of style and grammar. Examples and exercises throughout the text provide needed practice. The presentation of the Seventh Edition is tighter with a more open page design that is even easier to read. Coverage has been fine-tuned in response to user feedback. There are now new chapters on email memos and a new appendix on document design. Additional insight is given on the writing process as well as the process of persuasion, all with updated examples and exercises. Chapters on briefing cases, interviewing clients, and writing exam answers, as well as appendices on basic legal usage and rules of punctuation have been moved to the website for easy access. Features: comprehensive coverage office memos motion memo appellate briefs oral argument client letters best explanation available on the Paradigm for Organizing a Proof of a Conclusion of Law thoughtful coverage of all aspects of legal reasoning, from rule-based analysis to the strategy of persuasion careful instruction on process of writing, as well as mechanics of style and grammar examples and exercises included throughout. well-known and highly regarded authors Thoroughly updated, the revised Seventh Edition presents: tighter presentation and with an open page design making the material more accessible new chapters on email memos updated examples and exercises fine-tuned coverage in response to feedback from users new material on the writing process additional insight on the process of persuasion new appendix on document design material on briefing cases; obtaining fact; writing exam answers; and appendices on basic legal usage and Rules of Punctuation moved to the website for greater convenience

Contract and Related Obligation

Author: Robert S. Summers
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314907103
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This casebook focuses not only on the rules and principles of contract law, but also on the lawyer's role in planning and drafting contracts and on the richness of contract theory. The book opens with materials tracing a contracts dispute from the agreement stage through contract breakdown and litigation. It includes comprehensive coverage of contract law theories of obligation, including bargain, promissory estoppel, unjust enrichment, and tort arising in the contract setting. The publication is primarily a casebook designed to help students develop important analytical and critical skills, but it also includes some notes and problems addressing the nature, function, and limits of contract and related law. The sixth edition includes new cases and secondary sources that present recent and developing issues of contract law, including the influence of technology, and updates and enriches existing material.

Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454888105
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The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers, a brief and accessible reference on mechanics and style, is a useful companion to any legal writing text. Targeted at the needs of legal writers, the text initially focuses on the rules of grammar, style, and usage — with plenty of examples. A section on Legal Documents offers strategies to improve legal writing, with sample letters, memorandum, case brief, trial brief, and appellate brief. Numerous, helpful examples showcase both good and bad writing.

Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing

Author: Richard K. Neumann Jr.
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454888067
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A leading text in the field, Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing, Eight Edition covers office memos, appellate briefs, oral argument, client letters, email correspondence, and oral research reports as well as all aspects of legal reasoning from rule-based analysis to strategies of persuasion.

Just Writing

Author: Anne Enquist
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454888075
Format: PDF, ePub
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Just Writing covers the basic principles of good legal writing — including style, grammar, and punctuation — and demonstrates them through numerous examples. The text provides legal writers of all experience levels with tips, techniques, and helpful advice for every step of the process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. However, Just Writing goes further, guiding students to eloquence in concise legal prose. The text provides valuable resources for English-as-a-Second-Language students and teachers.

Whose Monet

Author: John A. Humbach
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454873150
Format: PDF, ePub
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This extraordinary paperback provides a highly accessible and appealing orientation to the American legal system and presents basic concepts of civil litigation to first-year law students. Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System focuses on a lengthy dispute over the ownership of a painting as a vehicle for introducing students to the basic law school tasks of reading analytically, understanding legal materials, and working with the common law. The author and his colleagues have used these materials successfully in their classrooms for many years, ensuring their teachability and effectiveness: Whose Monet? can be used as primary course material in orientation courses or seminars, as well as collateral reading for in-semester Legal Process or Civil Procedure courses The organization is logical and straightforward and the accessible writing style--lucid, descriptive, and conversational--is ideal for incoming students The major events in a lawsuit are considered, and the text sheds light on how the law is applied in a civil dispute, introducing common law and statutory law and the various courts and their interrelationship (trial/appellate, state/federal) The author draws on judicial opinions, litigation papers, transcripts, and selections from commentators and various jurisprudential sources, thereby exposing the first-year student to as broad a spectrum of materials as possible Telling the story of a real lawsuit (DeWeerth v. Baldinger)--from client intake through trial and various appeals--draws students into the legal process by means of an engaging narrative and makes for a truly enjoying teaching experience for professors The lawyer's role is examined in both its functional and moral dimensions: What do lawyers do? What does society legitimately expect lawyers to do? This book is suitable for both classroom and stand-alone assigned reading