Ideal for beginning legal writers, this logically organized and exceptionally well-written text offers a concise and straightforward guide to legal writing and analysis. Updated to include exercises with increased focus on first-year courses, Legal Writing and Analysis, Second Edition, starts with an overview of the legal system and the lawyer¿s role, then leads students from reading and analyzing the law through the process of legal writing, providing numerous examples and exercises along the way.
Classroom-tested features of this bestselling text include:a consistent use of the legal method approach, from an opening chapter providing an overview of a civil case and the lawyer¿s role, to information about the legal system, case briefing, synthesizing cases, and statutory interpretation an emphasis on analogical reasoning and synthesizing cases, as well as rule-based and policy-based reasoning, with explanations of how to use these types of reasoning to organize a legal discussion a logical organization that starts with reading and analyzing the law and then moves on to writing the discussion of a legal question, writing an office memo and professional letters, and advocacy writing. chapters addressing style and formality considerations as well as oral advocacy effective coverage of the use of precedent a superior discussion of small-scale organization, including the thesis paragraph numerous examples and frequent short exercises that encourage students to apply concepts a comprehensive Teacher¿s Manual that offers helpful advice for instructors.
The Second Edition offersnew exercises, including increased focus on first-year courses. a revision of Part Five on advocacy writing, streamlining the order of the chapters and adding more coverage of questions presented an updated citation chapter. Chapter 12 on the Office Memorandum has been expanded to add another format for a question presented and is accompanied by an example
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