A standard-setter in American legal education, Writing and Analysis in the Law provides a guide to legal writing, focusing on the importance of thoughtful, thorough analysis and clear organization in written communications. Developed as a textbook for a first-year law school course and successful in courses for foreign LLM students, the book introduces law students to analyzing and writing about legal authority in cases and statutes. It discusses the structure and persuasive techniques of effective argumentation. The book makes effective use of high-quality and illustrative examples and writing exercises. It also includes access to helpful PowerPoint slides for use in the classroom and class preparation. Lucid, compact, and up-to-date, this work consistently draws acclaim in law schools across the country. The 7th edition has a new chapter on exam writing; a new section on the small-scale organization that focuses on case synthesis, case comparison, and counter-arguments; an expanded chapter on appellate briefs that adds material on the standard of review, theory of the case, persuasive writing techniques, and affirmative statements of law; new examples and exercises; and a new closed universe sample office memorandum and a new sample appellate brief.
Ideal for teaching international lawyers about the U.S.study of law, this coursebook uses a global perspective to put the basic principles of legal reasoning, writing, and research into context. To effectively teach analysis and communication within the U.S. legal system, the authors present: material that can be easily adapted to a one-semester or two-semester writing course, using a one chapter/one idea concept a building-block approach to legal analysis based on the common law--each chapter focuses on a key concept that builds on what had been covered in the previous chapter tailored topical coverage that includes: a concise introduction to the U.S. legal system, the common law as U.S. precedent, and the anatomy of a U.S. lawsuit practical guidance for law study in the United States, including how to brief a case for class and other suggestions about the law school classroom a special chapter on plagiarism, a particularly troublesome aspect of writing for ESL students instruction on drafting client letters and demand letters, including effective word, phrasing, and structural choices for emphasis an overview of statutory interpretation theories coverage of drafting both fact-based and law-based issue discussions citation rules, including citing to international and online materials chapters on the U.S. approach to drafting contracts, emphasizing international transactions techniques for taking law school examinations engaging examples and exercises a glossary of terms To prepare international lawyers for practice in the U.S. legal system, use the coursebook that employs basic coverage, solid pedagogy, and a multicultural perspective.
A concise, straightforward guide to developing legal writing and analysis skills for beginning legal writers. Features: New material on drawing factual inferences, one of the most important kinds of reasoning for legal writers. Citation materials updated to cover the new editions of both ALWD and the Bluebook. Companion web site includes additional examples of office memos, opposing briefs, and summary judgment motions. A concise, straightforward guide to developing legal writing and analysis skills for beginning legal writers. Features: New material on drawing factual inferences, one of the most important kinds of reasoning for legal writers. Citation materials updated to cover the new editions of both ALWD and the Bluebook. Companion web site includes additional examples of office memos, opposing briefs, and summary judgment motions.
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.
A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method continues to provide complete coverage of basic legal writing and analysis with the clarity and precision that has made it a classic in the field. The text is concise and flexible, teaching students to apply legal method concepts to a written or oral argument through a combination of introductory exposition, extensive examples, and practice exercises. Offering great teaching opportunities in the classroom, the lessons and examples also support independent study and review. A valuable text that students will want to keep as practitioners.
Legal Analysis and Writing in Law School's First Year: Case Files Set C
Author: Amy Vorenberg
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Preparing for Practice is a fresh approach to the 1L first semester legal writing and research course, designed to guide students through their development of the essential skills needed to master the MPT section of the bar exam and learn legal analysis and writing from a practice perspective. The coursebook combines practice-oriented case files with theoretical content, eliminating the need for professors to create their own case files.
Combining two groundbreaking texts for predictive and persuasive writing in one volume, The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Predictive and Persuasive Writing, raises awareness of important elements in the legal writing process—such as pacing, purpose, context, analysis, logic, and clarity. Progressing from a mastery of the basics to a professional level of legal communication in client representation and advocacy, Heidi K. Brown’s classroom-tested pedagogy illustrates the pivotal role of written communication for lawyers.
Trial and Appellate Advocacy, Contracts, and Correspondence
Author: Charles R. Calleros
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Focusing on predictive analysis, Legal Method and Writing I: Predictive Writing, Eighth Edition equips students to begin thinking and writing like a lawyer. Clear and comprehensive, the text utilizes numerous illustrations and exercises that immerse students in legal analysis, our system of precedent, use of authority, and predictive writing. Various formats of office memoranda are covered, with separate chapters on organization and writing style. Multicultural themes—seamlessly woven throughout the book—enrich class discussion with context and perspective. Key Features: An overview of the writing process and case method Examination of lawmaking in the form of legislation and common law development An Introduction to court systems, including tribal courts Discussion of the nature of precedent and stare decisis, including excerpted opinions from Citizens United Thorough exploration of legal analysis – the IRAC paradigm and inductive reasoning – and the limitations of these approaches Comprehensive presentation of office memoranda, including prewriting, research strategy and presentation formats Appendices that include more assignments, as well as a comprehensive student guide to briefing cases for class discussion
Newest edition of Edwards' highly successful process-oriented text for legal writing. FEATURES: Updated and streamlined Citation coverage updated to reflect the new Bluebook and ALWD editions The section on questions presented revised to cover andquot;deep issuesandquot; Added coverage on kinds of arguments that can be used in a brief Coverage deepened on fact statements for briefs New section on writing with confidence in the chapter on writing style for briefs
This work is a practical legal analysis and writing handbook. Designed for first-year students, it is also a valuable refresher text for more advanced students, and for practitioners. This easy-to-read book features fundamental advice on how to communicate written and oral legal analysis from a problem-solving perspective. It features illustrative examples and templates. The fourth edition includes additional examples and models, created in collaboration between one author with recent practice experience and one who has been teaching for over twenty years. It also incorporates professional ethical considerations throughout, while providing learning objectives for each chapter.