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Academic Legal Writing

Author : Eugene Volokh
ISBN : 158778792X
Genre : Law
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Designed to help law students write and publish articles, Academic Legal Writing provides detailed instructions for every aspect of the law school writing, research, and publication process. Topics covered include law review articles and student notes, seminar term papers, how to shift from research to writing, cite-checking others work, publishing, and publicizing written works. With supporting documents available on, the book helps law students and everyone else involved in academic legal writing: professors save time and effort communicating basic points to students; law schools satisfy the American Bar Associations second- and third-year writing requirements; and law reviews receive better notes from their staff.Summary of Contents" ChaptersI. Law Review Articles and Student Notes: The BasicsA. The Initial Step: Choosing a ClaimB. Organizing the ArticleC. Turning Practical Work into ArticlesD. Budgeting Your TimeE. Deciding What to Set AsideF. Choosing a TitleG. SummaryII. Seminar Term Papers: The BasicsA. Introduction: Comparing Seminar Term Papers and Academic ArticlesB. Figuring out What Your Instructor ExpectsC. Finding a TopicD. Budgeting Your TimeE. Turning the Paper into a Publishable ArticleIII. ResearchA. Identifying Sample Cases and IncidentsB. Understanding the LawC. Knowing When to Start WritingIV. WritingA. There Are No Lazy Readers-Only Busy ReadersB. Go Through Many DraftsC. If You See No Red Marks on a Paragraph, Go over It AgainD. If You Need to Reread Something to Understand It, Rewrite ItE. Read the Draft With "New Eyes"F. Finish the First Draft Quickly/Defeat Writer's Block by Skipping AroundG. React Effectively to Editing SuggestionsH. Use Subsection HeadingsI. Use a Table of ContentsJ. Note Down All Your IdeasK. Things to Look for: LogicL. Things to Look for: WritingM. ProofreadingN. Editing: Two ExercisesV. Using Evidence CorrectlyA. Read, Quote, and Cite the Original SourceB. Check the Studies on Which You RelyC. Compromise WiselyD. Be Careful with the Terms You UseE. Try to Avoid Foreseeable MisunderstandingsF. Understand Your SourceG. Handle Survey Evidence CorrectlyH. Be Explicit About Your AssumptionsI. Make Sure Your Comparisons Make SenseJ. A Source-Checking ExerciseK. SummaryVI. Cite-Checking Others' ArticlesA. Recommendations for Cite-CheckersB. Recommendations for Law Review EditorsVII. Publishing and PublicizingA. Consider Publishing Outside Your SchoolB. Working with Law Journal EditorsC. Publicizing the Article Before It's PublishedD. Publicizing the Published ArticleE. Planning the Next ArticleVIII. Entering Writing CompetitionsA. Why You Should Do ThisB. Competitions That Don't Offer PublicationC. Competitions That Guarantee PublicationD. Competitions That Offer a Chance for PublicationE. Competitions That Solicit Published PiecesF. Competitions That Solicit Unpublished PiecesIX. Getting On Law ReviewA. What Is a Law ReviewB. Why Be on a Law Review?C. Which Law Review?D. "Making Law Review"E. Writing On: BackgroundF. Writing On: A Timeline for After You StartG. Special Suggestions for Case NotesH. The Personal StatementX. Academic EthicsA. Avoiding PlagiarismB. Being CandidC. Being Fair and Polite to Your AdversariesD. Being Fair to the Law Review Editors Who Publish Your ArticleE. Preserving ConfidentialityF. Treating Sources FairlyG. Making Data Available" Conclusion" AppendixesI. Clumsy Words and PhrasesA. Needlessly Formal WordsB. CircumlocutionsC. RedundanciesII. Answers to ExercisesA. Editing ExerciseB. Understanding Your SourceC. USA Today Survey ReportD. Drunk Driving StudyE. Source-Checking ExerciseIII. Sample Cover LettersA. For Sending and Article to Law ReviewsB. For Sending a Reprint to Potential ReadersC. For Sending a Reprint to Potential Readers on Whose Work You Substantially Rely
Category: Law

Developing International Efl Esl Scholarly Writers

Author : Donna Bain Butler
ISBN : 9781501500855
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This text provides a research-based approach for developing EFL/ESL writers in disciplinary/professional context. Research results disclose the interplay among strategies, skills, quality assessment, and stages (a) defining strategic competence for participants, and (b) acting as catalyst for increasing writing proficiency in a legal research paper or article.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Legal Writing In Plain English Second Edition

Author : Bryan A. Garner
ISBN : 9780226031392
Genre : Law
File Size : 42.92 MB
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Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful—all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s Legal Writing in Plain English has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. Accessible and witty, Legal Writing in Plain English draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book’s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section. In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.
Category: Law

Comparative Legal Linguistics

Author : Heikki E.S. Mattila
ISBN : 9781317163039
Genre : Law
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This book examines legal language as a language for special purposes, evaluating the functions and characteristics of legal language and the terminology of law. Using examples drawn from major and lesser legal languages, it examines the major legal languages themselves, beginning with Latin through German, French, Spanish and English. This second edition has been fully revised, updated and enlarged. A new chapter on legal Spanish takes into account the increasing importance of the language, and a new section explores the use (in legal circles) of the two variants of the Norwegian language. All chapters have been thoroughly updated and include more detailed footnote referencing. The work will be a valuable resource for students, researchers, and practitioners in the areas of legal history and theory, comparative law, semiotics, and linguistics. It will also be of interest to legal translators and terminologists.
Category: Law

Ewg Verbraucherrecht

Author : Ludwig Krämer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081697547
Genre : Consumer protection
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Category: Consumer protection

Scholarly Writing For Law Students

Author : Elizabeth Fajans
ISBN : STANFORD:36105061108556
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Commodity Propriety

Author : Gregory S. Alexander
ISBN : 0226013545
Genre : Business & Economics
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Most people understand property as something that is owned, a means of creating individual wealth. But in Commodity & Propriety, Gregory S. Alexander uncovers in American legal writing a competing vision of property that has existed alongside the traditional conception. Property, Alexander argues, has also been understood as proprietary, a mechanism for creating and maintaining a properly ordered society. The real tradition in American legal thought about property can be discovered in the ongoing debate over the priority of the market versus the social good.
Category: Business & Economics

Legal Writing

Author : Lillian Corbin
ISBN : 0195593936
Genre : Business communication
File Size : 48.49 MB
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Good legal writing is an inherently ethical practice and fundamental to professionalism and lawyering. Legal Writing: Academic and Professional Communication emphasises the link between legal writing and ethics as it guides readers through phases of the writing process and helps them develop effective legal writing skills essential for both academic and professional contexts. The book covers a range of academic writing commonly encountered by undergraduate and postgraduate law students including case notes, problem questions and essays. It also explores specific forms of legal writing required in the profession, through client letters, memoranda, appellate briefs and reports to support novice writers in understanding their ethical obligations and developing a professional voice. Provides grounding in good writing techniques with practical guidance and examples across a range of academic and professional writing genres Extensive learning materials including a grammar primer, theories of writing and comparative tables outlining professional rules for ongoing reference Includes exercises, questions for reflection and further reading at the end of each chapter to help students hone their skills as legal writers
Category: Business communication

Legal Writing And Analysis

Author : Michael D. Murray
ISBN : IND:30000124872288
Genre : Law
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The Murray and DeSanctis titles are designed for the current generation of law students whose familiarity and comfort with on-line and computer-based learning create a demand for teaching resources that take advantage of that familiarity and comfort level.Legal Writing and Analysis provides a process-based text covering all aspects of first year legal analysis and objective legal writing topics. It employs the TREAT paradigm and the doctrine of explanatory synthesis, designed with reference to rhetorical theory to maximize the effectiveness of audience-directed legal writing. Paired with the book is an electronic, computer-based version of the text that adds links to on-line databases and internet-based resources and supplements the text with pop-up definitions from Black's Law Dictionary. The electronic version of the text is searchable and highly portable, with internal and external navigation links, making them more valuable for use in class and out. The interactive text employs a layout that departs from the traditional, all-text casebook format through use of callout text boxes, diagrams, and color/border segregated feature sections for hypotheticals, references to scholarly debates, or other useful information for law students.
Category: Law