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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
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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