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Legal reasoning and legal writing : structure, strategy, and style
Title:
Legal reasoning and legal writing : structure, strategy, and style
Author:
Neumann, Richard K., 1947-
ISBN:
9780735576667

9780735576674
Personal Author:
Edition:
6th ed.
Publication Information:
Austin : Wolters Kluwer Law & Business ; New York, NY : Aspen Publishers, ©2009.
Physical Description:
xxx, 520 pages : forms ; 26 cm + teacher's manual
Contents:
An introduction to American law -- Rule-based reasoning -- An introduction to judicial decisions and statutes -- Briefing cases -- The art of legal writing -- The process of writing -- Office memoranda -- Initially obtaining the facts: client interviewing -- Predictive writing -- A paradigm for organizing proof of a conclusion of law -- Varying the depth of rule proof and rule application -- Combining proofs of separate conclusions of law -- Working with the paradigm -- Selecting authority -- Working with precedent -- Working with statutes -- Working with facts -- Paragraphing -- Effective style -- Citations and quotations -- Client advice letters -- Demand letters -- How to write exam answers -- Developing a persuasive theory -- Developing persuasive arguments -- Handling the procedural posture -- Motion memoranda -- Point headings and sub-headings -- Statements of the case -- Questions presented -- Appellate practice -- Appellate briefs -- Writing the appellate brief -- Oral argument.