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Legal Writing: Process, Analysis, and Organization, Seventh Edition

Linda H. Edwards

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  • ISBN: 9781454895909

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 2/1/2018
    Copyright:
    2018
    Pages:
    432
    ISBNs:
    Paperback+ CasebookConnect: 9781454895916
    Loose-leaf + CasebookConnect: 9781454893943
    Rental + CasebookConnect: 9781454895909
    Digital Only CasebookConnect: 9781454899211

    Detailed Table of Contents (PDF Download)
    Preface to the Seventh Edition (PDF Download)

    Summary of Contents


    Contents
    Prafce to the Seventh Edition
    Acknowledgments

    Introduction
    Chapter 1 First Things First

    PART I
    THE PROCESS OF WRITING PREDICTIVELY:
    THE OFFICE MEMO
    STAGE ONE
    ORGANIZING FOR ANALYSIS:
    OUTLINING YOUR WORKING DRAFT
    Chapter 2 Outlining Rules
    Chapter 3 Using Rules to Organize Your Analysis
    Chapter 4 Finding a Rule in a Statute
    Chapter 5 Finding a Rule in a Case
    Chapter 6 Finding a Rule from Multiple Authorities
    STAGE TWO
    DRAFTING FOR ANALYSIS:
    WRITING THE WORKING DRAFT
    Chapter 7 Analyzing a Single Issue: Rule Explanation
    Chapter 8 Analyzing a Single Issue: Rule Application
    Chapter 9 Analyzing a Single Issue Using Multiple Authorities
    Chapter 10 Analyzing Multiple Issues
    STAGE THREE
    CONVERTING YOUR WORKING DRAFT
    TO AN OFFICE MEMO
    Chapter 11 The Office Memo and the Law-Trained Reader
    Chapter 12 Organizing for Your Reader: The Discussion Section
    Chapter 13 Completing the Draft of the Office Memo
    STAGE FOUR
    REVISING TO ACHIEVE A FINAL DRAFT
    Chapter 14 Citations and Quotations
    Chapter 15 Revising for Usage and Style

    PART II
    PROFESSIONAL LETTER WRITING
    Chapter 16 Writing Professional Letters

    PART III
    THE PROCESS OF WRITING
    PERSUASIVELY: THE BRIEF
    STAGE ONE
    STRUCTURING FOR PERSUASION:
    OUTLINING THE WORKING DRAFT
    Chapter 17 Ethics, Judges, and Briefs
    Chapter 18 Structuring the Argument: First Steps
    Chapter 19 Finding and Structuring a More Favorable Rule
    STAGE TWO
    DRAFTING FOR PERSUASION:
    WRITING THE WORKING DRAFT
    Chapter 20 Writing the Working Draft: First Steps
    Chapter 21 Refining the Arguments: The Standard of
    Review and the Question Presented
    Chapter 22 The Statement of Facts
    STAGE THREE
    CONVERTING THE WORKING DRAFT TO A BRIEF
    Chapter 23 Converting the Draft to a Brief
    STAGE FOUR
    REVISING TO ACHIEVE A FINAL DRAFT
    Chapter 24 Editing the Brief
    Chapter 25 Oral Argument

    Appendices
    Index

  • Author Information

    Linda H. Edwards

    Professor Edwards joined the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in July 2009 after serving as Visiting Professor of Law in 2008-2009. Before joining the academy, Professor Edwards practiced law for eleven years. She then began her teaching career at the New York University School of Law, where she served as the Coordinator of the NYU Lawyering Program. In 1990, Professor Edwards joined the faculty at the Mercer University School of Law, where she was the Macon Professor of Law. During her 19 years at Mercer, Professor Edwards directed the legal writing program and taught in the areas of property, employment discrimination, advanced legal writing, professional responsibility, and legal reasoning.
    Professor Edwards is a national leader in the field of legal writing, having been awarded the 2009 Thomas Blackwell Award for her lifetime achievements in and contributions to the field. She has published a number of articles and three books in the areas of legal writing and property, and she has served in a variety of capacities at the ABA and the American Association of Law Schools. Professor Edwards is a frequent speaker at national conferences, and she serves as a faculty member for the Persuasion Institute's Advanced Training Program in Narrative Construction, which is sponsored by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

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