- ISBN: 9781543858518 | 1543858511
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/31/2023
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