Legal Writing

ISBN-10: 0735599947

ISBN-13: 9780735599949

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

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From Richard K. Neumann, Jr ., and Sheila Simon — both widelyknown for their creative contributions to the Legal Writing field — comes thisnew, streamlined text for the basic legal writing course. It takes astudent-friendly approach and provides concise but complete explanations ofwriting skills. And it is supplemented by a dynamic and unique website withmany additional teaching tools.This concise, basic text for legal writing courses features :succinct explanations that don’t sacrifice coveragestep-by-step guidance through the process of writingmanageably short chapters focused on essential skillsimproved explanation of the CREAC formula (also known as the paradigm)innovative and vivid coverage of how to use storytelling in fact statementscoverage of office memos, motion memos, and appellate briefschecklists and exercises throughoutClasses using Richard K.Neumann Jr. and Sheila Simon’s LegalWriting will have access to a unique and dynamic website with a wide rangeof features, including:many of Sheila Simon’s most creative and famous teaching toolsaudio recordings of teachers and writers talking about the writingprocessprintable checklists for rewritingadditional exercisesadditional coverage on letter-writing, client interviewing,punctuation, and moreLegal Writing represents a generous teaching package made up of a veryclear and concise textbook, a dynamic website, and a detailed Teacher’s Manual.
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Book details

List price: $97.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 3/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Writing and Professional Work
Legal Rules and Their Sources
Inside a Rule of Law
More about Rules
Inside a Statute and Outlining One
Inside a Judicial Opinion ("a Case")
Reading a Case for Issues, Rules, and Determinative Facts
Policy and Why Courts Care about It
Selecting the Most Appropriate Cases, Statues, and Other Authority
Working with Cases
Working with Statutes
The Process of Writing
Getting to Know Yourself as a Writer
Inside the Process of Writing
How Professional Writers Plan Their Writing
Office Memoranda
Office Memoranda Format
Predictive Writing in an Office Memorandum
Organizing Analysis
CREAC: A Formula for Structuring Proof of a Conclusion of Law
Varying the Sequence and Depth of Rule Explanation and Rule Application
Advanced CREAC: Organizing More Than One Issue
Working with CREAC in First Drafts and in Later Drafts
Working Effectively with Details
Paragraphing
Writing an Effective Sentence
Effective Style: Clarity, Vividness, and Conciseness
Citing Authority
Quoting Effectively
Informal Analytical Writing
Client Advice Letters
Email Memoranda
The Shift to Persuasion
What Persuades a Court?
Writing a Motion Memorandum
Telling the Client's Story
The Statement of the Case in a Motion Memo or Appellate Brief
Developing a Persuasive Story
Telling the Story Persuasively
Making the Client's Arguments
The Argument in a Motion Memo or Appellate Brief
Point Headings and Subheadings
Appellate Briefs and Oral Argument
Appellate Practice
Writing the Appellate Brief
Handling Standards of Review
Making Policy Arguments
Questions Presented
Oral Argument
Sample Office Memorandum
Sample Client Advice Letter
Sample Motion Memorandum
Sample Appellant's Brief
Sample Appellee's Brief
Punctuation Issues
Troublesome Words
Document Design
Index
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