Legal Writing by Design A Guide to Great Briefs and Memos

ISBN-10: 089089910X

ISBN-13: 9780890899106

Edition: 2000

Authors: Teresa J. Reid Rambo, Leanne J. Pflaum

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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 676
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

The Design of Legal Reasoning
Introduction to Reasoning
Reasoning: Deductive, Inductive, and Analogical
Language and Relevancy
From Reasoning to Writing: Organizing our thoughts
Reading and Interpreting Cases
Using Cases in Writing a Memo or Brief
Examples of using Cases in Writing a Memo or Brief
The Basics: Designing Clear and Effective Writing
Artistry: Choosing the Right Word or Phrase
Simplicity: Avoiding Confusion
Impact: Making Every Word Count
Cohesion: The Power of Transitions
Style: Writing with Elegance
Designing the Legal Memo
The Legal Memo: Preliminary Matters
Question Presented and Brief Answer
The Facts
The Discussion
The Conclusion and Authorities Cited
Designing the Brief
Introduction to Appellate Advocacy
The Appellate Brief
Statement of the Case and Facts
Standards of Review
Questions Presented
Argument Headings
Summary of Argument
The Argument
The Other Parts of the Brief
Oral Argument
Beginning, Middle, and Ending
The Blank Page: Tips on Getting Started
Making It Shine: Editing Tips for the Memo and Brief
Sample Analytical Brief of a Case
Ethics and Professionalism: The Practice of Law
The Samples
Court Opinion
Legal Memo
Lionell's (Appellant's) Brief
Walker's (Appellee's) Brief
Lionell's Reply Brief
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