Legal Writing

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Routledge-Cavendish, 2009 - Law - 151 pages

Legal Writing guides students comprehensively through this essential legal skill, and addresses a range of examining methods, from questions to final essays and problem answers. It considers how to deconstruct essay and problem questions and how to conduct and apply legal research to answer set questions.

The book explains how to reference others' work clearly and correctly, and is a useful tool for students concerned about issues of plagiarism. It also focuses on how to develop and communicate legal arguments, and both good and bad examples of written work are considered and discussed.

Legal Writing is principally appropriate to undergraduate students, particularly at the beginning of their degree studies, and to GDL and CPE students.

Accompanied by a new Companion Website, Legal Writing is supported by a variety of online resources, including:

  • multiple choice questions on correct referencing
  • an exercise on quoting , paraphrasing and plagiarism
  • commentary on a specimen exam answer
  • revision tips and guidance
  • answers to frequently asked questions relating to all aspects of legal writing.

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About the author (2009)

Lisa Webley teaches legal skills, research methods and public law at the University of Westminster, where she is a Reader in Law. She is also a Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London.

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