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Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing: Structure, Strategy, and Style

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Edition: 7th ed., 2013
Author(s): Neumann


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Product Description

This edition of the renowned Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing: Structure, Strategy, and Style text -- based on the premise that students gain a better understanding of legal reasoning and legal writing when the two are taught together -- continues to offer complete coverage of how to form a legal argument and write an effective legal memorandum. With examples and exercises included throughout, the book's sweeping coverage includes:

Writing an office memo, a motion memo, and an appellate brief;
Chapters on oral argument, client letters, and client interviewing;
A detailed description of the paradigm for organizing a proof of a conclusion of law - considered to be the best explanation in any legal writing text;
Thoughtful examination of legal reasoning covering all aspects from rule-based analysis to the strategy of persuasion;
An in-depth discussion of the process of writing, style, and grammar, including instruction on the process of writing, as well as the mechanics of style and grammar;
Appendices containing an office memo, motion memo, and two appellate briefs;
A new section on the ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation - the highly successful book that offers a new alternative to legal citation;
New sample documents in the Appendices including a new sample client letter and motion memorandum.

Table of Contents includes:
An Introduction to American Law;
An Introduction to Judicial Decisions and Statutes;
Briefing Cases;
The Art of Legal Writing;
Office Memoranda;
Initially Obtaining the Facts: Client Interviewing;
How to Organize Proof of a Conclusion of Law;
Selecting Authority;
Working with Precedent;
Working With Statutes;
Working with Facts;
Advising the Client in Writing: Client Letters;
How to Write Exam Answers;
Developing a Persuasive Theory;
Developing Persuasive Arguments;
Motion Memoranda;
Questions Presented;
Writing the Appellate Brief.


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Format Paperback
Author Neumann
ISBN 9781454826972
Edition 7th ed., 2013
Publisher Aspen Publishing