Legal Drafting

Author: Thomas R. Haggard
Publisher: Thomson West
ISBN: 0314184406
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

This text provides a comprehensive and flexible teaching instrument for any course in legal drafting. It contains text, examples, and exercises that deal with both contract and statutory drafting - making the text suitable for a general drafting course, or one that focuses on either of the two more specialized forms of a drafted document. Most of the chapters have an end-of-the-chapter exercise that tests the student s knowledge of and ability to apply the materials. It also contains further drafting exercises that involve drafting or revising either specific provisions or entire contracts and statutes.

Legal Drafting Process Techniques and Exercises

Author: George Kuney
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1683281071
Release Date: 2017-02-04

This text provides a comprehensive and flexible teaching instrument for any course in legal drafting covering contracts, instruments, and legislation. It contains text, examples, and exercises that deal with both contract and statutory drafting - making the text suitable for a general drafting course, or one that focuses on contracts and instruments or on legislation. Most of the chapters have an end-of-the-chapter exercise that tests the student's knowledge of and ability to apply the materials. It also contains further drafting exercises that involve drafting or revising either specific provisions or entire contracts and statutes.

Just Writing

Author: Anne Enquist
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454888079
Release Date: 2017-02-17
Genre: Law

Just Writing covers the basic principles of good legal writing — including style, grammar, and punctuation — and demonstrates them through numerous examples. The text provides legal writers of all experience levels with tips, techniques, and helpful advice for every step of the process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. However, Just Writing goes further, guiding students to eloquence in concise legal prose. The text provides valuable resources for English-as-a-Second-Language students and teachers.

Drafting Contracts

Author: Tina L. Stark
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454829058
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Law

An eagerly anticipated second edition of this established and highly regarded text teaches the key practice skill of contract drafting, with emphasis on how to incorporate the business deal into the contract and add value to the client's deal. Features: More exercises throughout the book, incorporating More precedents for use in exercises Exercises designed to teach students how to read and analyze a contract progressively more difficult and sophisticated New, multi-draft exercises involving a variety of business contracts New and refreshed examples, including Examples of well-drafted boilerplate provisions More detailed examples of proper way to use shall Multiple well-drafted contracts with annotations Revised Aircraft Purchase Agreement exercise to focus on key issues, along with precedents on how to draft the action sections and the endgame sections. Expanded explanations of endgame provisions, along with examples and new exercises

Legal Writing

Author: Richard K. Neumann Jr.
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454860068
Release Date: 2015-02-04
Genre: Law

Legal Writing, 3E is written in a engaging style with the authors explaining analytical writing in a concise, friendly, and accessible way. Legal Writing, 3E includes outstanding coverage on organizing analysis according to the CREAC formula (also known as the paradigm), the writing process, storytelling techniques, rule analysis, statutory interpretation, and professionalism. In addition, the book has a dynamic website that includes Sheila Simon's famed lasagna and other exercises together with checklists and other learning tools. Key Features: Expanded coverage of professional email New sample documents: office memo, client letter, and motion memo Revised chapters on legal rules, statutory interpretation, point headings Expanded chapters on selecting authority, questions presented, and standards of review New chapters on client counseling and interviewing New, expanded, and updated exercises Redesigned with a new and attractive layout and typography throughout the book

The International Lawyer s Guide to Legal Analysis and Communication in the United States

Author: Deborah B. McGregor
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134459630
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

Ideal for teaching international lawyers about the of law, this coursebook uses a global perspective to put the basic principles of legal reasoning, writing, and research into context. To effectively teach analysis and communication within the U.S. legal system, the authors present: material that can be easily adapted to a one-semester or two-semester writing course, using a one chapter/one idea concept a building-block approach to legal analysis based on the common law--each chapter focuses on a key concept that builds on what had been covered in the previous chapter tailored topical coverage that includes: a concise introduction to the U.S. legal system, the common law as U.S. precedent, and the anatomy of a U.S. lawsuit practical guidance for law study in the United States, including how to brief a case for class and other suggestions about the law school classroom a special chapter on plagiarism, a particularly troublesome aspect of writing for ESL students instruction on drafting client letters and demand letters, including effective word, phrasing, and structural choices for emphasis an overview of statutory interpretation theories coverage of drafting both fact-based and law-based issue discussions citation rules, including citing to international and online materials chapters on the U.S. approach to drafting contracts, emphasizing international transactions techniques for taking law school examinations engaging examples and exercises a glossary of terms To prepare international lawyers for practice in the U.S. legal system, use the coursebook that employs basic coverage, solid pedagogy, and a multicultural perspective.

Scholarly Writing for Law Students

Author: Elizabeth Fajans
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1683282078
Release Date: 2017-03-24

This book fills an important niche in legal-writing literature by teaching law students how to write scholarly papers for seminars, law reviews, and law-review competitions and how to have their work recognized. It helps novices and more experienced scholars alike to write papers with a minimum of anxiety and a maximum of creativity. Employing a process theory of writing, the text first describes the enterprise of scholarly writing and then discusses techniques for brainstorming topics and theses, researching, drafting, and revising for substance and style. It covers both traditional doctrinal topics and newer areas like empirical studies. There are also chapters on footnotes, avoiding plagiarism, law review practice, and dissemination of student work through publication and submission to national writing competitions. Appendices provide a sample law-review competition paper, answers to in-text exercises, sample syllabi for scholarly writing courses, and a rubric for evaluating and editing scholarly papers and articles.

Legal Writing from the Ground Up

Author: Tracy Turner
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454858799
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Genre: Law

Legal Writing from the Ground Up: Process, Principles, and Possibilities breaks down legal writing into a step-by-step process but avoids a one-size-fits-all approach. This book helps legal writing professors balance the need to encourage original and strategic thinking while providing guidance for students as they develop their legal writing skills. Tracy Turner writes with today s generation of students in mind, and helps to arm student with specific and powerful tools without shackling their creativity. Key Features Multiple adaptations of the Issue, Rule, Application, and Conclusion (IRAC) paradigm that reflect a different approaches to problem solving Different strategic considerations in selecting the right analytical model for a particular case Consistent emphasis on the foundations of legal analysis Proven-effective techniques for continuing skill development Visual aids that are transferable learning tools, such as charts and diagrams Critical reading techniques, clearly explained Visually navigable pages and the author s direct and engaging writing style An intuitively logical organization of content, that easily adapts to myriad approaches to teaching and study

Legal Writing

Author: Linda H. Edwards
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454845348
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: Law

Newest edition of Edwards' highly successful process-oriented text for legal writing. FEATURES: Updated and streamlined Citation coverage updated to reflect the new Bluebook and ALWD editions The section on questions presented revised to cover "deep issues" Added coverage on kinds of arguments that can be used in a brief Coverage deepened on fact statements for briefs New section on writing with confidence in the chapter on writing style for briefs

Writing and Analysis in the Law

Author: Helene Shapo
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 168328237X
Release Date: 2018-04-13

A standard-setter in American legal education, Writing and Analysis in the Law provides a guide to legal writing, focusing on the importance of thoughtful, thorough analysis and clear organization in written communications. Developed as a textbook for a first-year law school course and successful in courses for foreign LLM students, the book introduces law students to analyzing and writing about legal authority in cases and statutes. It discusses the structure and persuasive techniques of effective argumentation. The book makes effective use of high-quality and illustrative examples and writing exercises. It also includes access to helpful PowerPoint slides for use in the classroom and class preparation. Lucid, compact, and up-to-date, this work consistently draws acclaim in law schools across the country. The 7th edition has a new chapter on exam writing; a new section on the small-scale organization that focuses on case synthesis, case comparison, and counter-arguments; an expanded chapter on appellate briefs that adds material on the standard of review, theory of the case, persuasive writing techniques, and affirmative statements of law; new examples and exercises; and a new closed universe sample office memorandum and a new sample appellate brief.

Your Client s Story

Author: Ruth Anne Robbins
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454830153
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Genre: Law

Unlike most document-centric first-year legal writing texts, Your Client's Story: Persuasive Legal Writing centers on the client, with a focus on ways to persuade the reader to grant the relief each client seeks. Organized to reflect the process, the text begins with meeting the client, moves to investigating the facts, and then provides guidance on analyzing and choosing the appropriate persuasive strategy. The material is rooted in concepts of brain science and cognitive psychology--in an easy-to-read, conversational style--and shows how classical rhetoric and modern persuasion theory provide the foundation for memorable legal writing. Persuasion and argument presentation cover both the trial and appellate levels. By focusing on the process of persuasion, Your Client's Story: Persuasive Legal Writing creates strong connections between the first year objectives and the upper level skills and clinic courses. Editable versions of the sample briefs appear in the appendices, so that professors can tailor to individual needs. The authors, are all distinguished former Presidents of The Legal Writing Institute and have published significant articles about persuasive techniques in legal writing. Robbins and Johansen co-organize the Applied Legal Storytelling conferences, and Robbins is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Legal Communications and Rhetoric: JALWD. Features: client-centered--rather than document-centric--focusing on ways to persuade the reader to grant the relief each client seeks organized to reflect the process meeting the client investigating the facts analyzing and choosing appropriate persuasive strategies rooted in concepts of brain science and cognitive psychology, made accessible to first-year law students engages classical rhetoric and modern persuasion theory as a foundation conversational tone covers persuasion and argument presentation at both the trial and appellate levels creates strong connections between first year course objective and upper level skill-building curriculum editable versions of sample briefs in the appendices, for professors to tailor as needed stellar authors All are former Presidents of The Legal Writing Institute. All have published significant articles on persuasive techniques in legal writing. Professor Robins is Editor-in-Chief of Legal Communications and Rhetoric: JALWD. Professors Robbins and Johansen co-organize Applied Legal Storytelling conferences. Professor Chestek is Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Written Advocacy at the University of Wyoming College of Law.

Legal Drafting by Design

Author: Richard K. Neumann
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454841395
Release Date: 2018-02-20
Genre: Law

Designed for upper-level survey legal drafting courses, this groundbreaking text explains drafting using a common vocabulary that applies to any legal document based on a fundamental rule structure, including statutes and other forms of public drafting as well as contracts and other forms of private drafting. This unified drafting approach gives students a common denominator approach to drafting all kinds of legal documents. In addition, students can use the techniques they’ve learned to deconstruct, interpret, and revise any kind of legal document composed of rules. This common-sense approach of teaching/learning a single vocabulary and set of skills to use in drafting any rules-based legal document is an innovative model for U.S. legal drafting courses, though it has been used in other countries for decades. Key Features: A unified approach that teaches students the general skills of drafting rules of law—duties, discretionary authority, and declarations, including their conditions in legal tests. Practice applying those skills to drafting a range of documents, including contracts, statutes, regulations, and other. Coverage of how courts interpret the rules and how to draft anticipating what the courts will do. An understanding of how law governs human behavior through the rules that students learn to draft. A wide range of classroom exercises on the detail of drafting. Additional drafting assignments, for use in and out of class, that help students learn how to use the rules and to accomplish clients’ goals.

Business Law and Organizations for Paralegals

Author: Emily Lynch Morissette
ISBN: 1611636787
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Genre: Business enterprises

What makes Business Law and Organizations for Paralegals incredibly different than the other books in this field is that it covers a large variety of subjects important to corporate law, as well as the basics of corporate law, while doing so in a manageable number of pages and at an affordable price. The additional aspects covered in this book, which are of great importance to the practice of corporate law, include employment law, intellectual property law, contracts, investing, the business entity as a litigant, and corporate ethics. This book could be used to teach those subjects, especially intellectual property, in addition to corporate law, thus reducing the necessity of students buying two books for two separate classes. Even if these subjects are not covered in additional classes, it is extremely important with the current economy to introduce students to a wide variety of subjects so as to increase their job prospects. For example, intellectual property is currently one of the fastest growing segments of our economy. The second edition of Business Law and Organizations for Paralegals provides updates on new legal changes, especially in the law of Limited Liability Companies. In addition, the textbook has more state-specific information, for each state in the nation. Some of the additional subjects are covered to provide students with a basis of knowledge for their own benefit, such as investing. While some students may not be interested in the basics of corporate law, most are interested in investing, which is something that can apply to them individually. The basics of corporate law is also well-covered, including sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, and for-profit corporations (with several chapters covering for-profit corporations).

Legal Drafting in a Nutshell

Author: Thomas R. Haggard
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 0314144269
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Law

Haggard's Legal Drafting in a Nutshell provides guidelines for producing documents that serve the client's needs, solve existing problems, and prevent future problems. Authoritative coverage overviews the general drafting process and offers tips on getting started. Provides guidelines for drafting within the law and choosing the proper concept. Also identifies ambiguities, definitions, and drafting ethics.

Practical Legal Writing for Legal Assistants

Author: Celia C. Elwell
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0314061150
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Business & Economics

This text is designed to cover all aspects of paralegal writing. It is intended not only as a text for paralegal instruction, but as a desk reference tool for practicing paralegals. It includes many practice examples and exercises in both the text and in the appendices.ALSO AVAILABLEINSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor’s Manual - (with Test Bank and Transparency Masters)ISBN: 0-314-06116-9