Just memos

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Aspen Publishers, 2003 - Law - 239 pages
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This powerful "how-to" guide focuses exclusively on the proper way to write legal memos. Equally useful for independent study or alongside any standard Legal Writing text, JUST MEMOS: From The Legal Writing Handbook, gives first-year students the extra help they need to master this critical skill.This short paperback text offers instruction that has been proven effective in the classroom:
- the text is adapted from the authors' THE Legal Writing HANDBOOK, one of the bestsellers in the field
- the authors explain the features unique to memo writing, plus how to apply them in practice
- introductory chapters explain the basics of the American legal system and the difference between common and enacted law
- a chapter on reading and analyzing statutes and cases is followed by three chapters on how to write a memo and an all-new concluding chapter covers client letters
- helpful examples of both simple and more complex memoranda give students insight into the expectations for the finished product
- uses the straightforward, step-by-step approach that has made the authors' texts so successfulWhen you want information on memo writing, why use a text that covers other material? Direct your students to Just Memos: From The Legal Writing Handbook, by the authors who are known for their exceptional abilities in this area, and see how effective this new reference can be.

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Contents

Parti
1
An Introduction to Common and
19
Chapter 3
25
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Enquist is Writing Advisor, Seattle University School of Law.

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