Clear and Effective Legal Writing

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Aspen Law & Business, Jan 1, 2001 - Law - 426 pages
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The new edition of this concise and highly accessible text continues to give students a classic introduction to legal writing. Clear, readable text, effective sample documents and exercises combined with a focus on the legal memorandum and brief, reinforce the essential writing skills students must have.
Special Features:
walks students through the writing process beginning with an overview of legal analysis then moving on to an understanding of the context, effective organization, clear and effective writing, and reviewing and editing
zeros in on writing the legal memorandum and appellate court brief with excellent examples of each
an appendix provides an overview of English sentence structure and guidance for writing well
helps students reinforce their skills with numerous exercises throughout the book
New to the Third Edition:
a streamlined Part I: Learning to Read Legal Writing, making teaching and learning the material even easier
practice tips added throughout the book to tie writing skills to real-life practice
charts and tables added to help reinforce major points
a revised heading and format structure for greater accessibility
recent developments in the law
a new brief

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Contents

Introduction
1
Introduction
2
A Short History of Legal Language
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Copyright

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