The legal writing handbook : analysis, research, and writing /

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Author / Creator:Oates, Laurel Currie, 1951- author.
Edition:Eighth edition.
Imprint:New York : Wolters Kluwer, [2021]
Description:1 online resource ( xxxvii, 963 pages) : illustrations
Series:Aspen coursebook series
Aspen coursebook series.
Subject:Legal composition.
Legal research -- United States.
Legal composition.
Legal research.
United States.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Enquist, Anne, 1950- author.
Francis, Jeremy (Law teacher), author.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 07, 2021).
Other form:Print version: Oates, Laurel Currie, 1951- The legal writing handbook Eighth edition. New York : Wolters Kluwer, [2021] 9781543830415
Table of Contents:
  • Making the transition
  • The United States legal system
  • Mandatory vs. persuasive authority
  • Reading statutes
  • Reading cases
  • Primary authority
  • Secondary authority
  • Finding tools
  • Citators
  • Developing effective research strategies
  • Drafting memos
  • Getting the assignment
  • Drafting the heading and statement of facts
  • Drafting the issue statement and brief answer
  • Drafting the discussion section
  • Drafting the formal conclusion
  • Revising, editing, and proofreading the memo
  • Drafting memos requiring other types of analysis
  • E-memos
  • Drafting advice letters
  • Introduction to rhetoric and bias
  • Motion briefs
  • Deciding on a theory of the case
  • Drafting the caption and introduction
  • Drafting the statement of facts
  • Ordering the issues and arguments
  • Drafting the issue statements
  • Drafting the argumentative headings
  • Drafting the arguments
  • Drafting the prayer for relief and signing the brief
  • Sample briefs
  • Practicing before an appellate court
  • Drafting an appellate brief : audience, purpose, and conventions
  • Getting the case : United States v. Josephy
  • Preparing to write the brief
  • Planning the brief
  • Beginning the appellate brief : the cover, tables, and jurisdictional statement
  • Drafting the statement of issues presented for review
  • Drafting the statement of the case and statement of facts
  • Drafting the summary of the argument
  • Drafting the argumentative headings
  • Drafting the arguments
  • Completing the brief
  • Sample briefs
  • Preparing and presenting an effective oral argument.