Successful Legal Analysis and Writing The Fundamentals, 3d

ISBN-10: 0314908048

ISBN-13: 9780314908049

Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)

List price: $78.00
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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. The book features fundamental advice, a problem-solving perspective, illustrative examples and templates, and an easy-to-read approach. Each chapter is designed to stand on its own or be supplemented by a professor's own materials. The third edition includes additional examples and models, and a chapter on oral argument.
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Book details

List price: $78.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: West Academic
Publication date: 3/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Preface
Road Mapping
Where, What
Why
Who
When
How
Example
Comparison to Legal Writing
The Role of Facts in Resolving Legal Problems
Story Identification
Additional Story Identification Principles
The Role of Rules in Resolving Legal Problems
The Sources of Rules: Enacted Law and Cases
Enacted Law
Cases
Basic Principles for Understanding Primary Authority
Considerations When Working with Statutes and Cases
Determining the Rule in Typical, Simple Scenarios
Pulling Apart a Rule
Common Mistakes in Parsing a Rule
Assembling a Rule from a Single Court Decision
Determining the Rule in Typical, Complex Scenarios
Assembling a Rule from Multiple Court Decisions
Common Mistakes in Assembling a Rule from Multiple Cases
Determining the Rule in Atypical Scenarios
Assembling Rules in Atypical Settings: Direct Conflicts
Assembling Rules in Atypical Settings: Cases of First Impression
Determining the Meaning of a Statutory Rule
Interpreting Statutory Language
Understand Issues of Statutory Interpretation in Context
Basic Organizing Principles in Legal Analysis and Writing
IRAC: The Basic Components
Introduction
Rule
Application
Conclusion
Linking Discrete IRACs
Basic Writing Principles
Prefer Simplicity
Prefer the Familiar
Prefer Concision
Prefer Action
Avoid Overuse of Adjectives and Adverbs
Pay Attention to Flow
Be Meticulous
Common Mistakes to Avoid
Citation and Quotation Basics
ALWD Citation Manual
General Citation Rules
Full and Short Citations
Pinpoint References
Citation Placement and Use
Abbreviations
Capitalization
Citing to Primary Authority
Constitutions currently in force
Statutes currently in force
Cases
Citing to Secondary Authority
Restatements
Legal Periodicals (Law Reviews)
Books
Working with Signals
The Bluebook
General Citation Rules
Full and Short Citations
Pinpoint References
Citation Placement and Use
Abbreviations
Capitalization
Citing to Primary Authority
Constitutions currently in force
Statutes currently in force
Cases
Citing to Secondary Authority
Restatements
Legal Periodicals (Law Reviews)
Books
Working with Signals
General Rules on Quoting Authority
Block Quotations
Shorter Quotations
Alterations and Omissions
Common Questions about When and What to Cite
Communicating a Predictive Analysis
Common Features of Good Predictive Writing
The Office Memorandum Template
The Client Advice Letter Template
Communicating a Persuasive Analysis
Common Features of Good Persuasive Writing
The Trial Court Brief Template
The Appellate Brief Template
Oral Argument
A Way to Prepare the Argument
A Way to Begin the Argument
A Way to Approach the Middle of the Argument
A Way to Approach the Conclusion of the Argument
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