Legal Writing and Analysis, Sixth Edition

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Legal Writing and Analysis, Sixth Edition by Linda H. Edwards; Samantha A. Moppett, 9781543858518
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  • ISBN: 9781543858518 | 1543858511
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/31/2023

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Linda H. Edward and Samantha A. Moppett’s Legal Writing and Analysis, Sixth Edition, is an essential guide for legal writing students.

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The Sixth Edition of Legal Writing and Analysis provides a clear guide to developing legal writing and analysis skills for novice legal writers. In a sequence that mirrors legal practice, students learn to read and analyze the law; write the analysis of a legal issue; and compose office memos, e-memos, professional correspondence, and briefs. The book introduces students to various forms of legal reasoning including rule-based, analogical, policy-based, principle-based, custom-based, inferential, and narrative, complete with exercises.   

New to the Sixth Edition:

  • The discussion of e-memos has been expanded to reflect the changes in legal practice. 
  • The citation chapter has been updated to conform to the rules in the new editions of the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation and The Bluebook
  • Information about the proper use of texting in legal practice has been added to the chapter on professional correspondence. 
  • The chapter on writing style now includes a discussion of the proper use of they as a singular pronoun. 
  • Information about Native American tribes, the third sovereign entity in the United States, has been added. 

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Down-to-earth and easy to understand presentation of first-year legal writing topics 
  • Complete coverage of objective writing, persuasive writing, and professional correspondence 
  • Clear explanations and concrete examples that support a range of learning styles 
  • Numerous exercises that offer opportunities to develop writing skills through practice 
  • Sample office memorandum, e-memo, professional correspondence, trial brief, and appellate brief conveniently located in the Appendices
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