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The Legal Writing Handbook: Analysis, Research, and Writing (w/ Connected eBook with Study Center)

  • Edition : 8th ed., 2021
  • Author(s) : Oates, Enquist, Francis
    • ISBN: 9781543830415
    • SKU: 10059
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 With the authors’ effective step-by-step approach, The Legal Writing Handbook: Analysis, Research, and Writing walks students through each of the stages of the writing process from pre-writing, drafting, and editing, to the final draft. A leading text for generations of law students, the Eighth Edition gives students a head start as they move into practice.

The Legal Writing Handbook offers a complete resource on legal writing.  Part I provides students with an introduction to the U.S. Legal System; Part II gives an overview of legal research, with both an introduction to sources and to research strategies; Part III introduces students to predictive memos, e-memos, and client letters; Part IV covers motion briefs; Part V offers an overview of appellate briefs; Part VI introduces oral advocacy; Part VII is a guide to effective writing; Part VIII is a guide to correct writing; and Part IX focuses on the needs of ESL writers. 

With a new streamlined organization and completely updated content, this is the only book on legal writing students will ever need.

New to the Eighth Edition:

  • Streamlined organization with chapters focused on key topics
  • New appendix with easy reference to all the Quick Tips to improve legal writing
  • Updated and added discussion throughout the book on the role of bias in legal language and argumentation
  • A new chapter introducing rhetoric and bias

Professors and student will benefit from:

  • Given the breadth of coverage, the book can be easily adapted for two-, three-, or four-semester programs.
  • Multiple examples and sample documents—­this text demystifies legal writing.
  • Helpful overview of the American legal system
  • Step-by-step instruction on how to write formal memos, e-memos, and opinion letters
  • Step-by-step instruction on how to write motion and appellate briefs
  • In-depth instruction on how to write and edit effectively and correctly
  • Resources for ESL law students
  • With online Connected Coursebook access, students receive additional exercises with sample answers and other helpful resources.