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Briefs and Beyond: Persuasive Legal Writing, First Edition

  • Mary Beth Beazley
  • Monte Smith
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This book hits the sweet spot between books that focus only on briefs and books that try to do too much. Expertly written and constructed by Mary Beth Beazley and Monte Smith, Briefs and Beyond: Persuasive Legal Writing gives law professors options to supplement a persuasive writing course with complaints, demand letters, and other persuasive documents while not overwhelming their students.

Professors and student will benefit from:

  • A behavioral approach to legal writing
  • A focus on how documents look as well as what they say
  • Sidebars that answer students’ common questions as they go along
  • Effective formulas for legal writing that ease the writing process
  • Many examples of both good and bad writing throughout that illustrate concepts covered in the text
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About the authors
Mary Beth Beazley
Professor of Law &spamp;amp; Director of Legal Writing
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Professor Mary Beth Beazley came to Ohio State in 1988 after serving as co-director of the Legal Research, Writing, and Reasoning Program at Vermont Law School and as a research and writing instructor at the University of Toledo. She teaches Writing and Analysis, Appellate Advocacy, and Advanced Legal Writing, and she has coached the National Moot Court Team for many years. Professor Beazley has authored a widely used textbook (A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy) and numerous articles, including ldquo;Ballot Design as Fail-Safe: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Litigation.rdquo; She also has authored a chapter in the Carolina Academic Press publication The Law and Harry Potter.

Monte Smith
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
The Ohio State University & Moritz College of Law

Monte Smith graduated from The Ohio State University twice, earning a bachelor's degree in English and a J.D. He practiced with a large law firm and then served as a career law clerk to United States District Judge Sandra Beckwith for 14 years before returning to the law school at Ohio State as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs. He has taught legal writing and related topics for many years&and is currently a visiting professor at UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law.

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