Just Memos 3e

ISBN-10: 0735585199

ISBN-13: 9780735585195

Edition: 3rd 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Oates

List price: $76.00
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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 practiceIncludes helpful examples of both simple and more complex memorandaProvides 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 textFeatures 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 problemsIt 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 thoroughlyInformation 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 StatesReorganization 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
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Book details

List price: $76.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 7/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 307
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Introduction
Making the Transition
Understanding the United States Legal System
Understanding Statutes
Understanding Judicial Opinions
Reading Statutes and Cases
Objective Memoranda
Drafting Memos
Drafting the Statement of Facts
Drafting the Issue Statement and Brief Answer
Drafting the Discussion Section Using a Script Format
Drafting the Discussion Section Using an Integrated Format
Drafting the Discussion Section for an Issue of First Impression
Drafting the Formal Conclusion
Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
Opinion Letters and Email
Drafting Opinion Letters
Drafting Email
E-memos
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