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Author: Richard K Neumann; Sheila J Simon
Publisher: New York, NY : Aspen Publishers, ©2011.
Series: Aspen coursebook series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard K Neumann; Sheila J Simon
ISBN: 9780735599949 0735599947 9780735599956 0735599955
OCLC Number: 691928425
Description: xxvi, 370 pages : illustrations, forms ; 26 cm + teacher's manual.
Contents: Writing and professional work --
Inside a rule of law --
More about rules --
Inside a statute and outlining one --
Inside a judicial opinion ("a case") --
Reading a case for issues, rules, and determinative facts --
Policy and why courts care about it --
Selecting the most appropriate cases, statutes, and other authority --
Working with cases --
Working with statutes --
Getting to know yourself as a writer --
Inside the process of writing --
How professional writers plan their writing --
Office memorandum format --
Predictive writing in an office memorandum --
CREAC : a formula for structuring proof of a conclusion of law --
Varying the sequence and depth of rule explanation and rule application --
Advanced CREAC : organizing more than one issue --
Working with CREAC in first drafts and in later drafts --
Paragraphing --
Writing an effective sentence --
Effective style : clarity, vividness, and conciseness --
Citing authority --
Quoting effectively --
Client advice letters --
Email memoranda --
What persuades a court? --
Writing a motion memorandum --
The statement of the case in a motion memo or appellate brief --
Developing a persuasive story --
Telling the story persuasively --
The argument in a motion memo or appellate brief --
Point headings and subheadings --
Appellate practice --
Writing the appellate brief --
Handling standards of review --
Making policy arguments --
Questions presented --
Oral argument.
Series Title: Aspen coursebook series.
Responsibility: Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Sheila Simon.

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