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A lawyer writes : a practical guide to legal analysis

Author: Christine Nero Coughlin; Joan Malmud Rocklin; Sandy Patrick
Publisher: Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Puts the reader in the place of a first-year attorney tasked with real-life assignments. In doing so, it teaches law students not only how to succeed in law school, but also how to succeed in the practice of law. The book uses graphics and samples to demonstrate the variety of ways in which attorneys write effectively, showing best practices in both traditional and electronic environments. A Lawyer Writes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Coughlin, Christine Nero.
Lawyer writes.
Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2013013584
(OCoLC)835951692
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Nero Coughlin; Joan Malmud Rocklin; Sandy Patrick
ISBN: 9781531002732 1531002730
OCLC Number: 1146043405
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: How attorneys communicate --
Sources and systems of the law --
Reading for comprehension --
Finding your argument --
Organizing your legal authority --
One legal argument --
Explaining the law --
Applying the law --
Conclusions to one legal argument --
Statutory analysis --
The discussion section : introducing and connecting legal arguments --
Question presented and brief answer --
Statement of facts --
Conclusion to the memorandum --
Editing and polishing --
Client letters --
Professional E-mails --
The transition from objective to persuasive writing.
Responsibility: Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud Rocklin, Sandy Patrick.

Abstract:

"Puts the reader in the place of a first-year attorney tasked with real-life assignments. In doing so, it teaches law students not only how to succeed in law school, but also how to succeed in the practice of law. The book uses graphics and samples to demonstrate the variety of ways in which attorneys write effectively, showing best practices in both traditional and electronic environments. A Lawyer Writes communicates essential skills and theories in a straightforward manner, so that they will be retained for a lifetime of practice"--Unedited summary from book cover.

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