Legal communication and research : lawyering skills for the twenty-first century /
|Author / Creator:||Gallacher, Ian, 1956- author.|
|Imprint:||Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, ©2015.|
|Description:||xxiv, 493 pages ; 26 cm|
|Subject:||Legal research -- United States.|
Communication in law -- United States.
Communication in law.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10350988|
Table of Contents:
- Reading in law school
- What is legal writing?
- Legal rhetoric
- The reader as client
- Empathy, lawyering , and writing
- The ethics of writing
- The writing process
- Section headings
- Case quotations and why to avoid them
- Legal citation : why do we care?
- Legal citation : the mechanics
- Writer's block and soem ways to overcome it
- Editing and proofreading
- The legal memorandum
- Legal correspondence
- Analytical structure : getting started
- Analytical structure : getting more involved
- Working with facts
- Identifying and working with legal rules
- Working with statutes
- How to persuade
- Oral argument and oral presentations
- Why bother to study legal research?
- How do we find information?
- Where legal information is stored?
- The cost of legal research
- Key numbers and digests
- The research process in theory
- The research process in practice
- Legislative history
- Statutory research
- Regulatory research
- What to do when things go wrong.