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Legal writing and analysis

Title
Legal writing and analysis / Linda H. Edwards, E. L. Cord Foundation Professor of Law William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
ISBN
9781454857983 (alk. paper)
1454857986 (alk. paper)
Edition
Fourth Edition.
Publication
New York : Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, [2015]
Physical Description
xix, 362 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 24, 2015
Series
Aspen coursebook series.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
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 an office memo
Writing professional letters and emails
Introduction to brief-writing
Questions presented and point headings
Writing the argument section
Standards of review
Writing a fact statement
Using legal theory to sharpen your arguments
Citations and quotations
Paragraphs, sentences, and style
Oral argument.
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