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The Legal Writing Handbook

Author : Laurel Currie Oates
ISBN : 9781454845591
Genre : Law
File Size : 23.86 MB
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The Legal Writing Handbook: Analysis, Research, and Writing, continues in the tradition that has made it a resounding success and a leading text for almost two decades, offering a complete teaching package with everything a student needs for the legal writing course. Features: Updated with the goal of making students practice ready. New chapter on writing e-memos, that is, shorter, less formal memos that might be embedded in an email. Exercises added to the research chapters Expanded chapter on letters that discusses both opinion letters and demand letters.
Category: Law

The Legal Writing Handbook

Author : Laurel Currie Oates
ISBN : 1454895284
Genre : Law
File Size : 24.64 MB
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The Legal Writing Handbook, Seventh Edition offers an effective process approach to teaching legal writing. The authors take students through each of the necessary stages of the writing process, from pre-writing, drafting, and editing, to the final draft. The authors' step-by-step approach assures that students will master the writing skills they will need throughout their careers. The Legal Writing Handbook is seven books in one: Book 1 provides students with an introduction to the U.S. Legal System; Book 2 provides an introduction to legal research, with both an introduction to sources and to research strategies; Book 3 introduces students to the process of writing formal and informal memos and opinion letters; Book 4 introduces students to persuasive writing and oral advocacy; Book 5 is a guide to effective writing; Book 6 is a guide to correct writing; and Book 7 focuses on the needs of ESL writers. Key features: Chapters on reading and analyzing statutes and cases, mandatory and persuasive authority, and legal research Research portion has been re-written: There are now discrete chapters that describe primary sources (3), secondary sources (4), finding tools (5), citators (6), and on mandatory and persuasive authority (7) Step-by-step instruction on how to write formal memos, e-memos, and opinion letters Step-by-step instruction on how to write motion and appellate briefs A new section on mastering the sentence structures used in legal writing within ESL chapter. Online Diagnostic Exam for Grammar and Punctuation that grades itself and sends students to the parts of the book they need to review
Category: Law

The Legal Writing Handbook

Author : Laurel Currie Oates
ISBN : 0735585164
Genre : Law
File Size : 79.5 MB
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Students and professors will welcome this new edition of the only text for legal writing and research that covers all three key components of the first-year course -- research, writing, and analysis. These distinctive features earned THE LEGAL WRITING HANDBOOK its popularity: comprehensive coverage of analysis, writing, and research teaches a state of the art approach to legal research, with an emphasis on electronic research uses a process approach to lead students from pre-writing to drafting, editing, and the final draft begins with the basics of the legal system, introducing students to how to read and analyze statutes and cases, then takes students through the process of writing an objective memorandum and trial and appellate briefs offers resources to help students become more effective writers, including extensive guidance on effective legal style, grammar, and mechanics demonstrates concepts through the use of examples provides grammar and rhetorical/cultural information designed specifically for law students for whom English is a second language broad coverage makes the book easy to adapt for two-, three-, or four-semester programs provides numerous exercises in an accompanying Practice Book to help students master research and writing skills the comprehensive Teacher¿s Manual and Teaching Materials website includes teaching guidance, handouts, and sample lessons and diagnostic test (also available online) for pinpointing writing problems Through painstaking editing, the Fourth Edition incorporates new material without increasing the length of the book: a reorganized and updated presentation of research reflects the changes in practice. Exhibits are now included on CD with the book, for easy reference. a new section on legal reading the section on writing memos includes new examples and an additional chapter on writing more sophisticated memos the increased use of Practice Pointers and Questions reflects the latest research on active learning, while the emphasis on teaching underlying structures applies research on transfer of learning new, short sections raise issues relating to professionalism and the role of lawyers the chapter on effective paragraphs and the sections on Legal Writing for English-as-a-Second-Language Students and on bias-free and gender-neutral language are all thoroughly updated new material offers advice on how to avoid procrastination and other writing obstacles An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/oates_enquist
Category: Law

Aspen Handbook For Legal Writers

Author : Deborah E. Bouchoux
ISBN : 9781454888109
Genre : Law
File Size : 83.86 MB
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The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers, a brief and accessible reference on mechanics and style, is a useful companion to any legal writing text. Targeted at the needs of legal writers, the text initially focuses on the rules of grammar, style, and usage — with plenty of examples. A section on Legal Documents offers strategies to improve legal writing, with sample letters, memorandum, case brief, trial brief, and appellate brief. Numerous, helpful examples showcase both good and bad writing.
Category: Law

The Legal Research And Writing Handbook

Author : Andrea B. Yelin
ISBN : 9781454897712
Genre : Law
File Size : 39.29 MB
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With clear explanations, examples, and visual aids, The Legal Research and Writing Handbook, Eighth Edition by Andrea Yelin and Hope Viner Samborn offers complete coverage of a complex subject in a student-friendly, accessible text. In this thoroughly updated new edition, the authors continue to keep pace with legal research, citation, and technology in today’s law firms. This practical text focuses on efficient research processes and techniques for both traditional and electronic sources, along with step-by-step instruction through each stage of the legal writing process, from prewriting strategies, to revising. The text is enhanced with examples and visual aids, expert writing and practice tips, hands-on exercises, ethics alerts, up-to-date web resources, and easy-to-navigate page design. Excellent exercises are provided to reinforce student learning. Key Features: Updated and expanded coverage of electronic resources reflecting how paralegals do research today Detailed discussion of how to use legal authorities in legal communications and how to synthesize them and present them to attorneys Examples, exhibits, practical tips, updated exercises, and web resources in every chapter Expanded discussion of e-mail and e-memos In-depth coverage of the IRAC method, as well as how to write legal memoranda and legal correspondence
Category: Law

Just Briefs

Author : Laurel Currie Oates
ISBN : 1454805544
Genre : Law
File Size : 35.22 MB
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From the distinguished authors of the popular Legal Writing Handbook, Fourth Edition, comes this clear and focused treatment of briefs, in the authors'effective step-by-step writing style. Developed from the coverage on briefs from the authors' successful Legal Writing Handbook, this text includes: focused coverage on how to write briefs helpful examples of trial and appellate briefs how to present an effective oral argument straightforward, step-by-step exposition Designed to complement any comprehensive legal writing coursebook, Just Briefs, Second Edition, provides clear and focused coverage of the writing techniques unique to creating effective briefs.
Category: Law

Just Writing

Author : Anne Enquist
ISBN : 1454880805
Genre : Law
File Size : 65.67 MB
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Just Writing covers the basic principles of good legal writing -- including style, grammar, and punctuation -- and demonstrates them through numerous examples. The text provides legal writers of all experience levels with tips, techniques, and helpful advice for every step of the process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. However, Just Writing goes further, guiding students to eloquence in concise legal prose. The text provides valuable resources for English-as-a-Second-Language students and teachers.
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The Handbook For The New Legal Writer

Author : Jill Barton
ISBN : 9781454847489
Genre : Law
File Size : 37.56 MB
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The Handbook for the New Legal Writer teaches the concepts and skills covered in the two-semester 1L legal writing and research course in a way that meets the needs of today's millennial law students. The focus of this new coursebook is on showing, not telling, students how to write effective legal documents. The authors provide practical instruction on the basic writing and research tasks an attorney does daily. The text covers objective writing, persuasive writing, and legal research and citation using a "handbook" format, which allows easy access to key information. It also provide the option of using the book as a reference tool later in law practice.
Category: Law

The Pre Writing Handbook For Law Students

Author : Laura P. Graham
ISBN : 161163184X
Genre : Law
File Size : 39.20 MB
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Intended primarily for use in the first few weeks of the first-semester legal writing course, The Pre-Writing Handbook for Law Students: A Step-by-Step Guide takes a systematic approach to the process of preparing to write legal memos, briefs, and other documents. The Handbook is designed to help students focus on and become competent in the process of legal analysis that precedes their work on a written product. The Handbook is uniquely designed to help students gauge their own progress as they work through the pre-writing process. The confidence students will gain from engaging in the pre-writing process outlined in the Handbook will translate into a smoother, more effective writing process and a better written product.Each chapter of the Handbook contains a number of useful features: - Frequent metacognitive “checkpoints”—text boxes that prompt students to pause or stop in their pre-writing work and assess their own efficiency and effectiveness.- Concrete examples of how the steps in the pre-writing process would work in the context of two recurring legal scenarios.- End-of-chapter recaps that summarize the desired results of the student's work during each step of the pre-writing process.- Independent Practice Exercises.
Category: Law