Lawyer Writes A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis

ISBN-10: 159460360X
ISBN-13: 9781594603600
Edition: N/A
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Description: Whether you are starting law school or preparing to start the practice of law, you need to learn the essential skills and theory of your trade. A Lawyer Writes puts the reader in the place of a first-year attorney tasked with real life assignments.  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Publication date: 1/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Whether you are starting law school or preparing to start the practice of law, you need to learn the essential skills and theory of your trade. A Lawyer Writes puts the reader in the place of a first-year attorney tasked with real life assignments. In doing so, it teaches law students not only how to succeed in law school, but also how to succeed in the practice of law. The book uses graphics and visual samples to demonstrate the variety of ways in which attorneys write effectively, showing best practices in both traditional and electronic environments. Speaking to its reader in a straightforward manner, A Lawyer Writes communicates essential skills and theories so that they will be retained for a lifetime of legal practice.

How Attorneys Communicate
Sources and Systems of the Law
Reading for Comprehension
Finding Your Argument
Organizing Your Legal Authority
One Legal Argument
Explaining the Law
Explaining the Law: Rules
Explaining the Law: Case Illustrations
Explaining the Law: Citing and Avoiding Plagiarism
Applying the Law
Applying the Law: Rule-Based Reasoning
Applying the Law: Analogical Reasoning
Applying the Law: Counter-Analyses
Applying the Law: Organizing Your Application of the Law
Conclusions to One Legal Argument
Policy
Statutory Analysis
The Discussion Section: Introducing and Connecting Legal Arguments
Question Presented and Brief Answer
Statement of Facts
Conclusion to the Memorandum
Editing and Polishing
Professional E-mails
Effective Memo: Adverse Possession
Effective Memo: Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
Less Effective Memo: Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
Glossary
Index

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