This course book stresses the basics of Legal Writing, condensed to a 2-part formula. This universal formula is then demonstrated within a variety of legal documents, ranging from such traditional formats as the Office Memorandum and Trial Motion to such omnipresent forms as the industry Comment Letter and law school Note. Dedicated chapters focus on locating proper legal language and opportunities for practice at Legal Writing. Subtleties such as the consistent need for policy arguments and counter-analyses are also emphasized. Each of the 14 chapters commences with clearly stated outcome objectives, followed by instruction. That instruction pauses for ''Weak'' and ''Better'' examples and exercises; both the examples and the exercises are focused on business law principles, cases, and statutes. The student thus engages in a true ''learn as you go approach, ''completing over 30 exercises while gaining the additional takeaway of a familiarity with business law topics both time-honored (e.g., ¿¿piercing the corporate veil¿¿) and timely (e.g., Bitcoin, crowdfunding, and online gambling). The accompanying Teacher's Manual includes detailed answers to each of the course book exercises, as well as considerations for follow-up discussion and an additional exercise per chapter. The manual also suggests a model syllabus for a 14-week 1L Legal Writing course. Overall, Legal Writing, All Business avoids the traps of omnibus legal writing texts (which stretch to cover research, analysis, oral argument and grammar) and scattered subject matter (ranging from torts to criminal law). The author has taught Legal Writing for 9 years. He previously served as a litigator, arbitrator, and counselor. He has designed 10 law school courses and authored such documents as charging instruments, pleadings, settlements, office memos, trial motions, industry comment letters, blog postings, law review articles, and case comments.
This course book stresses the basics of Legal Writing, condensed to a 2-part formula. This universal formula is then demonstrated within a variety of legal documents, ranging from such traditional formats as the Office Memorandum and Trial Motion to such omnipresent forms as the industry Comment Letter and law school
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-25 - Publisher: Hachette UK
Written to help the business person gain a grammatical advantage on his or her competition, Working with Words in Business and Legal Writing is a quick and complete guide to writing clear and concise e-mails, letters, and reports. By using real-world before-and-after examples from her workshop, Dr. Lynne Agress examines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Peconic Press
Legal writing instruction, including contracts, briefs, "irac" format/Readings and writings in legal contexts/Essay structure and rhetorical modes/Business letter writing, including sample letters and useful phrases/Reading and vocabulary building strategies/Law school reading and writing preparation/Writing a research paper for law school or law journals
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-26 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful—all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s Legal Writing in Plain English has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with