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The Legal Writing 9780735585164

The Legal Writing | 5th Edition

Analysis Research and Writing

ISBN-10: 0735585164
ISBN-13: 9780735585164
PUBLISHER: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
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Product Description: Students and professors will welcome this new edition of the only text forlegal writing and research that covers all three key components of thefirst-year course -- research, writing, and analysis.These distinctive features earned THE LEGAL WRITING HANDBOOK its popularity:comprehensive coverage of analysis, writing, and researchteaches a state of the art approach to legal research, with an emphasis onelectronic researchuses a process approach to lead students from pre-writing to drafting,editing, and the final draftbegins with the basics of the legal system, introducing students to how toread and analyze statutes and cases, then takes students through the processof writing an objective memorandum and trial and appellate briefsoffers resources to help students become more effective writers, includingextensive guidance on effective legal style, grammar, and mechanicsdemonstrates concepts through the use of examplesprovides grammar and rhetorical/cultural information designed specifically forlaw students for whom English is a second languagebroad coverage makes the book easy to adapt for two-, three-, or four-semesterprogramsprovides numerous exercises in an accompanying Practice Book to help studentsmaster research and writing skillsthe comprehensive Teacher¿s Manual and Teaching Materials website includesteaching guidance, handouts, and sample lessons and diagnostic test (alsoavailable online) for pinpointing writing problemsThrough painstaking editing, the Fourth Edition incorporates new materialwithout increasing the length of the book:a reorganized and updated presentation of research reflects the changes inpractice. Exhibits are now included on CD with the book, for easy reference.a new section on legal readingthe section on writing memos includes new examples and an additional chapteron writing more sophisticated memosthe increased use of Practice Pointers and Questions reflects the latestresearch on active learning, while the emphasis on teaching underlyingstructures applies research on transfer of learningnew, short sections raise issues relating to professionalism and the role oflawyersthe chapter on effective paragraphs and the sections on Legal Writing forEnglish-as-a-Second-Language Students and on bias-free and gender-neutrallanguage are all thoroughly updatednew material offers advice on how to avoid procrastination and other writingobstaclesAn author website to support classroom instruction using this title isavailable at

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