Clear and Effective Legal Writing

ISBN-10: 1454830948
ISBN-13: 9781454830948
Edition: 5th
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Description: In its Fourth Edition, Clear and Effective Legal Writing continues to give students a classic introduction to legal analysis and legal writing. Concise and accessible, the text focuses on memo and brief writing while reinforcing key writing skills.  More...

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List price: $110.00
Edition: 5th
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 6/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 426
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

In its Fourth Edition, Clear and Effective Legal Writing continues to give students a classic introduction to legal analysis and legal writing. Concise and accessible, the text focuses on memo and brief writing while reinforcing key writing skills. This proven teaching tool provides the student with excellent examples and numerous skill-honing exercises.Offering comprehensive coverage from case synthesis and case briefing to preparing Supreme Court briefs, this text:starts with an overview of legal analysis, and then walks students through the writing process: understanding context, organizing effectively, writing clearly and effectively, and reviewing and editingdescribes differences between legal language and ordinary discourse, and the linguistic theory underlying the origins of legal languageseamlessly combines legal reasoning with legal writing and helps the student understand the relationship between the twoprovides straightforward rules for writing effective legal documents, with scores of examples of the good, the bad, and the humorousincludes numerous exercises throughout the book to help students reinforce their skillsdissects and annotates actual trial court memoranda and Supreme Court briefs highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each exampleprovides an insightful interview with the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States on what the Court expects to see in brief and the assistance that his office provides to all litigants appearing before the Courtshows how to transform a memorandum into an advocacy documentprovides guidance for writing well in an appendix with overview of English sentence structureNew to the Fourth Edition:updated examples throughoutan updated legal process portion taking into account changes in law and updating examplesa new set of Supreme Court briefs with annotationsadditional material addressing how the Internet is affecting court filings and formatting

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