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The legal writing handbook : analysis, research, and writing

Author: Laurel Currie Oates; Anne Enquist; Jeremy Francis, (Law teacher)
Publisher: New York : Wolters Kluwer, [2018]
Series: Aspen coursebook series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Seventh editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurel Currie Oates; Anne Enquist; Jeremy Francis, (Law teacher)
ISBN: 9781454895282 1454895284
OCLC Number: 1003489518
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxiv, 854 pages : illustrations, forms ; 26 cm.
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-Lang uage writers.
Series Title: Aspen coursebook series
Responsibility: 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.

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