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Legal Writing Analysis Research and Writing

ISBN-10: 0735585164

ISBN-13: 9780735585164

Edition: 5th 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Oates

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Students and professors will welcome this new edition of the only text forlegal writing and research that covers all three key components of thefirst-year course -- research, writing, and analysis.These distinctive features earned THE LEGAL WRITING HANDBOOK its popularity:comprehensive coverage of analysis, writing, and researchteaches a state of the art approach to legal research, with an emphasis onelectronic researchuses a process approach to lead students from pre-writing to drafting,editing, and the final draftbegins with the basics of the legal system, introducing students to how toread and analyze statutes and cases, then takes students through the processof writing an objective memorandum and trial and appellate briefsoffers resources to help students become more effective writers, includingextensive guidance on effective legal style, grammar, and mechanicsdemonstrates concepts through the use of examplesprovides grammar and rhetorical/cultural information designed specifically forlaw students for whom English is a second languagebroad coverage makes the book easy to adapt for two-, three-, or four-semesterprogramsprovides numerous exercises in an accompanying Practice Book to help studentsmaster research and writing skillsthe comprehensive Teacher¿s Manual and Teaching Materials website includesteaching guidance, handouts, and sample lessons and diagnostic test (alsoavailable online) for pinpointing writing problemsThrough painstaking editing, the Fourth Edition incorporates new materialwithout increasing the length of the book:a reorganized and updated presentation of research reflects the changes inpractice. Exhibits are now included on CD with the book, for easy reference.a new section on legal readingthe section on writing memos includes new examples and an additional chapteron writing more sophisticated memosthe increased use of Practice Pointers and Questions reflects the latestresearch on active learning, while the emphasis on teaching underlyingstructures applies research on transfer of learningnew, short sections raise issues relating to professionalism and the role oflawyersthe chapter on effective paragraphs and the sections on Legal Writing forEnglish-as-a-Second-Language Students and on bias-free and gender-neutrallanguage are all thoroughly updatednew material offers advice on how to avoid procrastination and other writingobstaclesAn author website to support classroom instruction using this title isavailable at
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Book details

List price: $120.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 6/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Making the Transition
The United States Legal System
Reading and Analyzing Statutes and Cases
Legal Research
Introduction to Legal Research
Researching Issues Governed by State Statutes and Regulations
Researching Issues Governed by Federal Statutes and Regulations
Researching Issues Governed by Common Law
Researching Constitutional Issues
Researching Issues Governed by County and City Ordinances
Using Citators
Objective Memoranda, Opinion Letters, and Email and Text Messages
Drafting Memos
Drafting Memo 1
Drafting Memo 2
Drafting Memos Requiring Other Types of Analysis
Drafting Opinion Letters
Drafting Email and Text Messages
Briefs and Oral Argument
Drafting Motion Briefs
Drafting Appellate Briefs
Making an Effective Oral Argument
A Guide to Effective Writing
Effective Writing - The Whole Paper
Connections Between Paragraphs
Effective Paragraphs
Connections Between Sentences
Effective Sentences
Effective Words
A Guide to Correct Writing
Legal Writing for English-as-a-Second-Language Writers
A Guide to Legal Writing for English-as-a-Second-Language Writers
Glossary of Usage
Glossary of Terms