CreatorTerrill Pollman, Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Judith M. Stinson, Clinical Professor of Law, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
How to use this book -- Transitioning to legal writing -- Overview : office memos -- Choosing authority -- Interpreting statutes -- Organizing the discussion -- Constructing a rule -- Stating and explaining the rule -- Applying the law: fact-based analysis -- Applying the law : analogical analysis -- Applying the law : policy analysis -- Writing the introduction to the discussion (or argument) -- Writing the question presented (objective) -- Writing the brief answer -- Writing the facts -- Writing the conclusion section -- Overview: motions and briefs -- Handling standards of review -- Developing a theory of the case and themes -- Writing point headings and subheadings -- Making persuasive arguments -- Making persuasive counterarguments -- Writing the summary of the argument -- Writing a persuasive fact statement -- Writing the question presented (persuasive) -- Overview: revising and rewriting -- Fixing awkward sentence structure -- Starting paragraphs powerfully -- Writing concisely to stay within the word count or page limit -- Bringing it together: transitions and coherence -- The writer's life: where to go from here
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