Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy
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 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more information on identifying a theme for the argumentincluding tips on citing to web pages and citing to unpublished opinions
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $112.00
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 8/9/2010
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
|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|
|Moot Court Competitions|
|For Reference: Citation Form and Punctuation Information|
|United States Supreme Court Rules|