Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy

ISBN-10: 0735585105
ISBN-13: 9780735585102
Edition: 3rd (Revised)
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Description: Recognized by instructors nationwide as the book that shows students how to get from a blank page to a finished product, A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO APPELLATE ADVOCACY has been revised, refined, and updated for its Second Edition.This accessible paperback  More...

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List price: $112.00
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 8/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 404
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Recognized by instructors nationwide as the book that shows students how to get from a blank page to a finished product, A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO APPELLATE ADVOCACY has been revised, refined, and updated for its Second Edition.This accessible paperback earned its success in the classroom by:providing a complete introduction to the techniques and process of writing appellate briefspresenting class-tested materials and ample illustrations that are both accessible and teachableemphasizing the process approach to writing, beginning with large-scale issues like content and organization, moving to smaller-scale issues like signals to the reader, and ending on the smallest-scale concerns of format and polishing methodsusing numerous annotated examples -- both good and bad -- of legal writing from briefs, with commentary on the point each example is illustratingincluding in the appendices four sample briefs with annotations that identify strengths of the brief and/or why the writer chose a particular techniqueteaching students how abstract formulas (IRAC, CREXAC, etc.) can be effective in legal writing by having them identify whether certain elements have been included in a document and giving concrete advice on how to use formulasencouraging students to critique their own work and improve their final draft by using the self-graded draftThe Second Edition is strengthened by:including format and function information about dispositive motion memos (such as motions to dismiss or for summary judgment), along with a sample motion memorefining the discussion of the use of authority to help students better understand what a citation meansimproving the discussion of CREXAC to facilitate easier comprehension of how to use formulas to write effectivelyadding the concept of 'user' to complement the concept of 'reader' and explaining the needs of both groupssupplying more information on identifying a theme for the argumentincluding tips on citing to web pages and citing to unpublished opinions

Introduction
Appellate Jurisdiction and Standards of Review
Before You Write
Facing the Blank Page
One Piece at a Time: Drafting the Argument
Practice Pointers: Using Case Authority Effectively
Seeing What You Have Written
Following Format Rules
Special Teams: Questions Presented, Statement of the Case, Summary of the Argument, Point Headings
Six Degrees of Legal Writing: Making Your Document Reader-Friendly
Exploiting Opportunities for Persuasion
Polishing
Oral Argument
Moot Court Competitions
For Reference: Citation Form and Punctuation Information
United States Supreme Court Rules
Sample Briefs

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