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Author Oates, Laurel Currie, 1951- author.

Title The legal writing handbook : analysis, research, and writing / Laurel Currie Oates (Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law), Anne Enquist (Professor Emeritus, Seattle University School of Law), Jeremy Francis (Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Writing Specialist, Michigan State University College of Law).

Published New York : Wolters Kluwer, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
Edition Seventh edition.
Physical description xxxiv, 854 pages : illustrations, forms ; 26 cm.
Series Aspen coursebook series
Aspen coursebook series.
Notes Includes index.
Contents Book I : Introduction to legal writing -- Making the transition -- The United States legal system -- Book II : Legal research -- Primary authority -- Secondary authority -- Finding tools -- Citators -- Mandatory vs. persuasive authority -- Developing effective research strategies -- Reading statutes -- Reading cases -- Book III : Formal memos, e-memos, and opinion letters -- Drafting memos -- Getting the assignment -- Drafting the heading and statement of facts -- Drafting the issue statement and brief answer -- Drafting the discussion section -- Drafting the formal conclusion -- Revising, editing, and proofreading the memo -- Drafting memos requiring other types of analysis -- E-memos -- Drafting opinion letters -- Book IV : Briefs and oral argument -- Writing a motion brief -- Writing an appellate brief -- Oral advocacy -- Book V: A guide to effective writing -- Effective writing -- the whole paper -- Connections between paragraphs -- Effective paragraphs -- Connections between sentences -- Effective sentences -- Effective words -- Eloquence -- Book VI : A guide to correct writing -- Grammar -- Punctuation -- Mechanics -- Book VII : A guide to legal writing for English-as-a-Second-Language writers -- Legal writing for English-as-a-Second-Language writers.
Summary The Legal Writing Handbook, Seventh Edition offers an effective process approach to teaching legal writing. The authors take students through each of the necessary stages of the writing process, from pre-writing, drafting, and editing, to the final draft. The authors' step-by-step approach assures that students will master the writing skills they will need throughout their careers.
Other author Enquist, Anne, 1950- author.
Francis, Jeremy (Law teacher), author.
Subject Legal composition.
Legal research -- United States.
ISBN 9781454895282 (paperback)

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