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Legal Writing, Fifth Edition

  • Richard K.  Neumann
  • Sheila Simon
  • Suzianne D. Painter-Thorne
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Engaging text for legal writing written with today’s student in mind

Written in a style that engages students, Legal Writing, Fifth Edition, includes outstanding coverage on organizing analysis according to the CREAC formula, the writing process, storytelling techniques, rule analysis, statutory interpretation, and professionalism. In addition, the book has dynamic student resources including classroom and independent exercises, self-assessment checklists, and other learning tools.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Chapters are carefully edited and streamlined, providing focused coverage of the entire writing process
  • New Sample Appellate Brief in Appendix D
  • Clearer presentation of statutory interpretation and rule analysis in legal writing

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • The compact, conversational tone
  • Short, accessible assignments and exercises
  • Checklists that help students assess their own writing
  • An engaging mix of theory and reality
  • Coverage featuring:
  • Storytelling techniques in persuasive argument
  • The CREAC formula for organizing analysis
  • The role of persuasive point headings in constructing an argument
  • Elements of professionalism that must be considered
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