Book Title: A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method [Connected Casebook] (Aspen Coursebook)
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Author: John C. Dernbach
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A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method continues to provide complete coverage of basic legal writing and analysis with the clarity and precision that has made it a classic in the field. The text is concise and flexible, teaching students to apply legal method concepts to a written or oral argument through a combination of introductory exposition, extensive examples, and practice exercises. Offering great teaching opportunities in the classroom, the lessons and examples also support independent study and review. A valuable text that students will want to keep as practitioners.
Expanded coverage includes:
- A new chapter on reading & understanding statutes to help students deconstruct and comprehend legislation and administrative rules. A new chapter on “summary of the law” memoranda to teach students how to draft a document increasingly being used in modern law practice to answer the question “what is the law on . . .” or when a full analysis of a legal issue is not needed.
- Two new appendices provide examples of a “summary of the law” memorandum in both email and traditional memo format.
Improved structure and organization:
- New emphasis on objective writing as the foundation for in-house memoranda and client communications.
- New emphasis on guidelines for the use of email for legal memoranda and client correspondence, including the determination of whether email is the appropriate medium and strategies for effective communication.
- Unparalleled number of examples and exercises, including numerous examples of good and bad writing appear throughout.
- Clear explanations detail the advantages and disadvantages of each.
- Unique coverage of the shorter “summary of the law” memo that lawyers are frequently asked to write under a variety of circumstances. when a full analysis of a legal issue is not appropriate.
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