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Examples & Explanations for Legal Writing, Third Edition

Terrill Pollman, Judith M. Stinson

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  • ISBN: 9781454891222

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  • Description

    This item in the popular Examples & Explanations series uses step-by-step writing samples along with questions and explanations for each component of memos and briefs, giving students accessible information in a hands-on format. Examples & Explanations: Legal Writing, Third Edition is designed to accompany any legal writing text. Throughout the text, students decide whether examples from memos or briefs meet certain criteria for effectiveness. Pollman and Stinson then explain why each example succeeds or fails to meet the criteria.

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 9/1/2018
    Copyright: 2018
    Pages: 432
    ISBNs:
    Paperback: 9781454891222

    Summary of Contents


    Acknowledgments

    PART I INTRODUCTION
    Chapter 1 How to Use This Book
    Chapter 2 Transitioning to Legal Writing

    PART II OBJECTIVE WRITING
    Chapter 3 Overview: Office Memos
    Chapter 4 Choosing Authority
    Chapter 5 Interpreting Statutes
    Chapter 6 Organizing the Discussion
    Chapter 7 Constructing a Rule
    Chapter 8 Stating and Explaining the Rule
    Chapter 9 Applying the Law: Fact-Based Analysis
    Chapter 10 Applying the Law: Analogical Analysis
    Chapter 11 Applying the Law: Policy Analysis
    Chapter 12 Writing the Introduction to the Discussion (or Argument)
    Chapter 13 Writing the Question Presented (Objective)
    Chapter 14 Writing the Brief Answer
    Chapter 15 Writing the Facts
    Chapter 16 Writing the Conclusion Section

    PART III PERSUASIVE WRITING
    Chapter 17 Overview: Motions and Briefs
    Chapter 18 Handling Standards of Review
    Chapter 19 Developing a Theory of the Case and Themes
    Chapter 20 Writing Point Headings and Subheadings
    Chapter 21 Making Persuasive Arguments
    Chapter 22 Making Persuasive Counterarguments
    Chapter 23 Writing the Summary of the Argument
    Chapter 24 Writing a Persuasive Fact Statement
    Chapter 25 Writing the Question Presented (Persuasive)

    PART IV REVISING AND REWRITING
    Chapter 26 Overview: Revising and Rewriting
    Chapter 27 Fixing Awkward Sentence Structure
    Chapter 28 Starting Paragraphs Powerfully
    Chapter 29 Writing Concisely to Stay Within the Word Count or Page Limit
    Chapter 30 Bringing It Together: Transitions and Coherence
    Chapter 31 The Writer’s Life: Where to Go From Here

    APPENDICES
    Appendix A The “Cell Phone Manslaughter” Problem
    Appendix B The “Copyright and Fair Use” Problem
    Appendix C Checklists

    Index

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