The Complete Legal Writer, Second Edition

Alexa Z. Chew and Katie Rose Guest Pryal
eISBN-13: 9781531019433

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The Complete Legal Writer, a legal research and writing handbook, takes a novel approach: it uses genre discovery to teach students to guide themselves through the process of writing unfamiliar legal document types. Readers learn to write independently and to transfer their knowledge to upper-level classes and the workplace. The book also teaches research and citation literacy as integrated parts of the writing process.

For each legal genre covered in the book (e.g., memo, trial brief), The Complete Legal Writer provides (1) three strong samples, (2) an analysis of the genre, and (3) specific questions to guide students as they study the samples. Another of the books innovations is its chapters on giving and receiving feedback, essential legal writing skills that novice lawyers often must teach themselves. The second edition features updates throughout; new chapters on revision, editing, and giving feedback; and an appendix on conducting electronic research.

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Assessment content tailored to the book is available via CAPs Core Knowledge for Lawyers platform, access to which is included in the price of a new casebook.

Sold By Carolina Academic Press
ISBNs 1531019439, 9781531019433, 1531019420, 9781531019426
Publish Year 2020
Language English