Writing and Analysis in the Law

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Foundation Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Law - 561 pages
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A standard-setter in American legal education, Writing and Analysis in the Law provides a guide to legal writing, focusing on the importance of clear organization in written and oral communications. Developed as a textbook for a first-year law school course, the book introduces law students to the principles of research, including analyzing legal authority in cases and statues. It discusses the structure and persuasive techniques of effective appellate argument, both in briefs and in oral presentation, and makes extensive use of illustrative examples and writing exercises, on topics such as memorandums, trial briefs, and oral presentations. Lucid, compact, and up-to-date, this work consistently draws acclaim in law schools across the country. Highlights of the fourth edition include new chapters on interviewing a client, counseling a client, and analyzing questions of law.

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y'all are killing me with this stuff. one of the worst lawyer school courses. this text, were it perfect, probably couldn't change that. Read full review

Contents

Introduction to the Legal System
3
Case Law
33
Statutes
65
Copyright

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Shapo is a Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law.

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