Legal Method and Writing

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Aspen Law & Business, 2002 - Law - 586 pages
By incorporating broad topical coverage, case analysis, study skills, and appellate briefs, Legal Method and Writing has proven its effectiveness to loyal users nationwide.
Some of the many strengths of this exceptionally clear and complete text:
after a comprehensive introduction to legal analysis, the book addresses different types of legal writing Writing in Law School, Writing in the Law Office, Advocacy, Appellate Briefs, Pretrial Advocacy, and Writing to Parties
connects legal analysis to the writing process and shows parallels between the analytic structure of office memoranda and that of a law student's case briefs, course outlines, and essay examination answers
goes beyond the typical memo and brief to explain how to write pleadings, motions, contracts, and letters the documents lawyers will write in practice
excellent examples are often drawn from Contracts and Torts to make the material accessible to first-year students
illustrations, exercises, and assignments present diversity in ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation
practical exercises in the text give students an opportunity to sharpen their skills, and additional exercises appear in the appendices
Changes make the Fourth Edition a stronger teaching and learning tool:
new material on the ALWD manual and the 17th edition of the Bluebook in the citation chapter
completely updated, with new examples, illustrations, and supporting citations, including exercises based on the author's popular teaching demonstrations
carefully edited to control length and increase efficiency

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