Legal Research and Writing
The book covers objective writing, legal research, and adversarial writing in a process method, and provides multiple annotated samples of good and bad writing throughout the text many of which use a common hypothetical, and teaches the TREAT method and explanatory synthesis that produce powerful and effective objective and adversarial writing.
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Introduction to the Process of Law
The Life of a Case State and Federal Court Systems and Jurisdiction
Determining the Rule from a Single Case or Other Authority
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