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Legal Writing and Analysis

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Edition: 4th ed., 2015


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Ideal for beginning legal writers, this logically organized and exceptionally well-written text offers a concise and straightforward guide to legal writing and analysis. Updated to include exercises with increased focus on first-year courses, Legal Writing and Analysis, starts with an overview of the legal system and the lawyer's role, then leads students from reading and analyzing the law through the process of legal writing, providing numerous examples and exercises along the way.

Classroom-tested features of this bestselling text include:
A consistent use of the legal method approach, from an opening chapter providing an overview of a civil case and the lawyer's role, to information about the legal system, case briefing, synthesizing cases, and statutory interpretation;
An emphasis on analogical reasoning and synthesizing cases, as well as rule-based and policy-based reasoning, with explanations of how to use these types of reasoning to organize a legal discussion;
A logical organization that starts with reading and analyzing the law and then moves on to writing the discussion of a legal question, writing an office memo and professional letters, and advocacy writing;
Chapters addressing style and formality considerations as well as oral advocacy;
Effective coverage of the use of precedent;
A superior discussion of small-scale organization, including the thesis paragraph;
Numerous examples and frequent short exercises that encourage readers to apply concepts.

Table of Contents includes:
Overview of the Lawyer's Role;
The Legal System, the Common Law Process, and Kinds of Authority;
Briefing and Synthesizing Cases;
Interpreting Statutes;
Forms of Legal Reasoning;
The Writing Process and Law-Trained Readers;
Large-Scale Organization: Creating an Annotated Outline;
Small-Scale Organization: Explaining the Law;
Small-Scale Organization: Applying the Law;
Discussing Multiple Issues: Putting It All Together;
Deepening Your Analysis;
Writing and Office Memo;
Writing Professional Letters;
Introduction to Brief-Writing;
Citations and Quotations;
Paragraphs, Sentences, and Style;
Oral Argument.


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Format Paperback
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ISBN 9781454857983
Edition 4th ed., 2015
Publisher Aspen Publishing