Effective Legal Writing: For Law Students and Lawyers
Law students and practicing lawyers will find this handbook to be an excellent guide-or refresher-to effective legal writing. You'll find topics ranging from such basics as grammar and meaning, to how to research, organize, and prepare a written document. Topics covered include legal writing style; writing case and appellate briefs; legal reasoning; and how to do your best in final examinations.
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Chapter One Understanding Court Opinions and Writing Case
Chapter Two Grammar and Meaning
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