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The Legal Writing Handbook

Author : Laurel Currie Oates
ISBN : 0735585164
Genre : Law
File Size : 67.59 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

The Legal Research And Writing Handbook

Author : Andrea B. Yelin
ISBN : 9780735567382
Genre : Law
File Size : 69.27 MB
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Written specifically for paralegal students, the Fifth Edition ofThe Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegalsoffers comprehensive coverage of both research and writing, dynamic pedagogy, and a clear, step-by-step approach to teaching.A widely popular text, the Fifth Edition continues to build on its strengths: comprehensive coverage of Legal Research in Part I and Legal Writing in Part II a clear and straightforward writing style a clean and accessible page layout with detailed subheadings for quick access to topics highly efficient research tools and strategies — with both traditional and electronic sources step-by-step guidance through each stage of the writing process — from prewriting strategies, to revising, the IRAC method, legal memoranda, letters, and more dynamic and innovative pedagogy that includes examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources a helpful appendices with sections on Shepardizing, Cite Checking, and Citation, as well as Sample Memoranda. a separate student workbook that provides extensive practice opportunities to students in research and writing an in-depth Instructor’s Manual that includes sample syllabi, tests, and memos, as well as discussion topics and in-class exercisesThoroughly updated throughout, the Fifth Edition features: new and updated illustrations and websites additional exercises on how to brief a case expanded and enhanced treatment of Case Briefing and Case Analysis internet resources — both free and fee-based — integrated into coverage of the research process additional internet-based research exercises new Net Notes and Practice Pointers updated Citation Appendix reflects the 18th edition of the Blue Book and the 3rd edition of the ALWD Citation Manual, and now offering new citation exercises If you’re looking for complete and timely coverage of research and writing, examine your desk copy ofThe Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegals, Fifth Edition. It will become immediately apparent why Yelin and Samborn have one of the leading titles in their field.
Category: Law

Legal Research And Writing Handbook

Author : Andrea B. Yelin
ISBN : 9781454849742
Genre : Law
File Size : 83.95 MB
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The highly successful textbook on research and writing makes every step of the process accessible to paralegal students. The authors provide effective research tools, practical strategies and an efficient procedure for researching the law with both traditional and electronic sources. Step-by-step instruction leads students through each stage of activity, from prewriting to revising, and covers the IRAC method, legal memoranda, letters, and more. Invaluable pedagogy features examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources. Detailed subheadings provide quick access to topics, and appendices on helpful topics such as Shepardizing and Cite Checking, Citation and Sample Memoranda round out the presentation. The Student Workbook provides for extensive practice, sharpening research and writing skills. Thoroughly revised, the Sixth Edition presents new sample pages and updated exercises. Citation coverage has been updated to the 4th edition of ALWD and the 19th edition of The Bluebook. Inclusion of all the latest changes in legal research led to the revision of references, links, and examples. Students are now given more coaching on the practical aspects of outlining.
Category: Law

Just Memos

Author : Laurel Currie Oates
ISBN : 0735562326
Genre : Law
File Size : 61.38 MB
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Now in its Second Edition, JUST MEMOS continues to offer students a solid guide to successful legal memo writing. Authored by well-known pioneers in the field, this text is designed for first-year law students, providing the information they need to successfully write objective memos, opinion letters and e-mails. This brief text retains the excellent features that earned it great success in its first edition: Helps students understand the features unique to memo writing and how to apply them in practice Includes helpful examples of both simple and more complex memoranda Provides unique coverage of memo writing by itself, for students who need extra help and guidance, or for instructors who want to add extra coverage of this area to their current legal writing text Features the same straightforward, step-by-step writing style that has made other books of its kind so successful (e.g. Legal Writing Handbook) Offers a Teacher¿s Manual that includes sample syllabi, class plans, handouts and suggested memo problems. A Website contains materials on effective teaching, sample class plans, PowerPoint slides and suggested memo problems It is also carefully updated with great new material: New organization and coverage recognize the increasingly global nature of legal practice. Detailed explanations of the United States legal system and writing practices helps lawyers from other countries acclimate to U.S. legal culture more thoroughly Information designed to help undergraduates make the transition from different types of academic writing to legal writing and to guide foreign students to understand the rhetorical preferences of lawyers in the United States Reorganization includes shorter, easier-to-teach chapters, a new chapter on writing e-mails, updated information on legal reading, new practice pointers and exercises, and more
Category: Law

Just Writing

Author : Anne Enquist
ISBN : 1454880805
Genre : Law
File Size : 71.96 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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Aspen Handbook For Legal Writers

Author : Deborah E. Bouchoux
ISBN : 0735568561
Genre : Law
File Size : 27.70 MB
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Concise and compact, the Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers: A Practical Reference, Second Edition, offers thorough coverage of proper legal writing technique and style to help students resolve questions and develop strong writing skills. Accessible and user-friendly, this complete reference book features: grammar, style, and usage presented in a clear, complete, and succinct format numerous helpful examples that illustrate strong and effective legal writing as well as common errors to avoid a special Legal Documents section that offers tips and strategies for writing letters, memoranda, and briefs (both trial and appellate) a comb binding and conveniently compact size a clear organization and uncluttered, two-color page design that highlights important information website resources listed for every topic Tips and Strategies in each chapter that hone in on key topics Challenge Exercises through which students can test their knowledge quick-reference Table of Contents on the inside front cover and a quick-reference Style Sheet on the inside back cover helpful appendices that include Citation Form (using both Bluebook and ALWD examples), a sample appellate brief, and a section for ESL users CD-ROM available to instructors with additional exercises Updated throughout, the revised Second Edition includes: many new examples current website references throughout new sample documents, including new legal memorandum, trial court brief, and all new case brief expanded information on preparing Tables of Authorities additional supplemental exercises on the instructor's CD-ROM The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers, Second Edition, is the complete and easy-to-use legal writing reference that provides comprehensive coverage in a surprisingly compact format.
Category: Law

Just Briefs

Author : Laurel Currie Oates
ISBN : 1454805544
Genre : Law
File Size : 21.64 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