Adversarial Legal Writing and Oral Argument

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Foundation Press, 2006 - Law - 330 pages
Highlights of this offering from Murray and DeSanctis' Legal Research and Writing include: Use of the TREAT paradigm and the doctrine of explanatory synthesis which are superior rhetorical devices to maximize the persuasive potential of adversarial legal writing; Multiple annotated samples of each form of work product (pre-trial motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment, a writ petition, and appellate briefs) rather than offering one or two unannotated model briefs; An in-depth analysis of oral argument and moot court skills and strategies; Written by law professors with substantial experience in litigation in trial and appellate courts, one of whom is a former member of a national champion moot court team; Well suited for use in a second semester Introduction to Advocacy or Legal Writing course, or an upper division trial and appellate advocacy or advanced writing course.

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Adversarial Legal Writing
Pretrial Motions
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MICHAEL D. MURRAY is Director of Mass Communications and Acting Chairman of the Department of Communication at the University of Missouri at St. Louis.

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