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A practical guide to legal writing and legal method

Author: John C Dernbach; Richard V Singleton
Publisher: Littleton, Colo. : F.B. Rothman, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is an insightful, systematic articulation of what goes into good legal analysis and writing. It de-mystifies the process of thinking and writing clearly. This is a simple book; it is written more for the average than the exceptional law student and lawyer.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Dernbach; Richard V Singleton
ISBN: 0837705134 9780837705132
OCLC Number: 7249979
Description: xviii, 246 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part A: introduction to law --
Rules and policies --
Case analysis --
Precedent and stare decisis --
Part B: basic concepts of legal method --
Selecting issues for analysis --
Common law analysis --
Statutory analysis --
Part C: the office memorandum --
Elements of an office memorandum --
Organization --
Writing --
Statement of facts: office memorandum --
Questions presented --
Part D: the brief --
Elements of a brief --
Advocacy --
Point headings --
Statements of facts: brief --
Appendixes: --
Sample office memorandum --
Two sample briefs.
Responsibility: John C. Dernbach, Richard V. Singleton II.

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This book is an insightful, systematic articulation of what goes into good legal analysis and writing. It de-mystifies the process of thinking and writing clearly. This is a simple book; it is written more for the average than the exceptional law student and lawyer.

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