Advanced Legal Writing: Theories and Strategies in Persuasive Writing

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Aspen Law & Business, Jan 1, 2002 - Law - 360 pages
Advanced Legal Writing: Theories and Strategies in Persuasive Writing is exceptionally well suited for use in upper level Legal Writing courses that focus on strategy.
The author's distinctive approach:
emphasizes persuasive writing strategies and explores specific techniques for legal writers
combines theory with practically by taking an interdisciplinary
avoids a 'documents-based' approach going beyond the trial or appellate brief to identify effective strategies for a broad range of documents and settings
follows a consistent format, offering for each writing strategy:
explanation of its nature and characteristics
an account of the theoretical principles which explain their effectiveness
detailed, 'how-to' guidelines for students to use in their own writing
numerous examples of proper use of the strategy and exercises
consideration of ethical implications
The book is divided into five main parts that cover:
literacy allusion and its value in persuasive writing
the three basic processes of persuasion:
logic and rational argument, emotional argument, and establishing credibility
rhetorical style
persuasiave writing strategies based on psychology theory
the moral implications of being an effective persuasive writer

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The Functions of Literary References in Persuasive
Literary References for Nonthematic
Literary References for Borrowed Eloquence

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About the author (2002)

Smith is Associate Professor of Law at Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.

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