In this new edition of Writing to Win, Steven D. Stark, a former lecturer on law at Harvard Law School, who has inspired thousands of aspiring and practicing lawyers, applies the universal principles of powerful, vigorous prose to the job ...
Author: Steven D. Stark
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
From a master teacher, a results-oriented approach to powerful legal writing that communicates, that persuades--and that wins. Of all the professions, the law has the most deserved reputation for opaque, jargon-clogged writing. Legal education, which focuses on judicial opinions, not instruments of persuasion, is partly to blame. Yet forceful writing is one of the most potent weapons of legal advocacy. In Writing to Win, Steve Stark, a former teacher of writing at Harvard Law, who has taught thousands of aspiring and practicing lawyers, has written the only book on the market that applies the universal principles of vigorous prose to the job of making a case--and winning it. Writing to Win focuses on the writing of lawyers, not judges, and includes dozens of examples of effective (and ineffective) real-life writing--as well as models drawn from advertising, journalism, and fiction. It deals with the problems lawyers face in writing, from organization to strengthening and editing prose; teaches ways of improving arguments; addresses litigation and technical writing in all its forms; and covers the writing attorneys must perform in their practice, from memos and letters to briefs and contracts. Each chapter opens with a succinct set of rules for easy reference. No other legal writing book on the market is as practical, as focused on results, as well written as Writing to Win. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author: Michael R. Fontham
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
While focused on the appellate setting, Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy is applicable to all legal writing and speaking, and includes practical guidance for advocacy in federal courts, trial courts, and other situations. Students are given a clear and practical guide to legal writing and oral argument, from the selection of a main theme, to the employment of research, language, and speaking skills that achieve a clear, persuasive legal message. Step-by-step, they learn to organize, prepare, and present winning written and oral arguments. Detailed coverage of trial motion practice as well as appellate practice shows how important it is to consider the judge’s time and perspective when preparing an argument. Concrete examples based on a hypothetical case file are liberally spread throughout the text along with extensive advice for editing Sophisticated, realistic litigation problems in the accompanying Case Files help put principles in practice and allow instructors a great deal of flexibility. Technological developments are explored, including electronic filing, video conference oral arguments, and electronic research. The revised Third Edition presents updated and expanded information on electronic filings as well as rule updates, especially local rule issues, and an updated, two-color design. Features: clear and practical guide to legal writing and oral argument the selection of a main message or theme employment of research, language, and speaking skills achieving a clear, persuasive legal message content is applicable to all legal writing and speaking includes practical guidance for advocacy in federal courts, trial courts, and other settings step-by-step guide to organizing, preparing, and presenting winning written and oral arguments detailed coverage of trial motion practice as well as appellate practice emphasizes consideration of the judge's time and perspective when preparing arguments liberal use of concrete examples based on a hypothetical case file, with extensive advice for editing accompanied by Case Files help put in practice the principles advocated throughout the text sophisticated, realistic litigation problems designed to allow instructors flexibility features technological developments--electronic filing, video conference, oral arguments, electronic research sections on harmless error, changes to Rule 32, and the status of unpublished opinions The revised Third Edition presents: updated and expanded information on electronic filings rule updates, especially local rule issues updated, two-color design
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Author: Chinua Asuzu
Publisher: Partridge Africa
To validate their institutional continuance as a branch of government, writes Chinua Asuzu, judges must make sound decisions. They must also articulate and express those decisions efficiently and comprehensibly. This book shows how. This book will help judges, arbitrators, and other decision-writers master the art and science of judicial writing. A most welcome guide, Judicial Writing: A Benchmark for the Benchsets a high, yet attainable, standard of excellence for writing judicial decisions. It will no doubt become the reference point for judging judges and their judgments. Chinua Asuzu is that uncommon lawyer who wrote The Uncommon Law of Learned Writing. His other works includeAnatomy of a Brief andFair Hearing in Nigeria. A versatile arbitrator, Asuzu served as an administrative-law judge at the Tax Appeal Tribunal in Nigeria from 2010 to 2016.He is now the Senior Partner of Assizes Lawfirm, a team of tax lawyers.
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Author: Heidi K. Brown
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Persuasive Writing is designed to provide practical real-life context for the role of persuasive legal writing in authentic law practice. Students need to understand WHY lawyers write the way they do, and HOW the students own work product will be useful in real life by a supervising attorney, client, or judge. This book encapsulates ways to inject passion into teaching and learning persuasive legal writing, with the goal of empowering students to take ownership of their writing craft. The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Persuasive Writing offers best practices for presenting a legal argument in a logical, engaging, and ethical manner no matter what the assignment. Once students have mastered these fundamentals, they can learn how to add their own artistic flair.
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Author: Terry C. M. Hutchinson
Category: Academic writing
Provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of labour law. The book features extensive case referencing and scholarly yet accessible discussion of the key areas of employment law, particularly pertaining to the law of individual contracts. This edition features analysis of recent significant developments.
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Author: Heidi Byrnes
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Advanced language learning has only recently begun to capture the interest and attention of applied linguists and professionals in language education in the United States. In this breakthrough volume, experts in the field lay the groundwork for approaching the increasingly important role of advanced language learning in the larger context of multilingual societies, globalization, and security. This volume presents both general and theoretical insights and language-specific considerations in college classrooms spanning a range of languages, from the commonly taught languages of English, French, and German to the less commonly taught Farsi, Korean, Norwegian, and Russian. Among theoretical frameworks likely to be conducive to imagining and fostering instructed "advancedness" in a second language, this volume highlights a cognitive-semantic approach. The theoretical and data-based findings make clear that advanced learners in particular are characterized by the capacity to make situated choices from across the entire language system, from vocabulary and grammar to discourse features, which suggests the need for a text-oriented, meaning-driven approach to language teaching, learning, and research. This volume also considers whether and how information structuring in second-language composition reveals first-language preferences of grammaticized concepts. Other topics include curricular and instructional approaches to narrativity, vocabulary expansion, the demands on instructed programs for efficiency and effectiveness in order to assure advanced levels, and learners' ability to function in professional contexts with their diverse oral and written genre requirements. Finally, the volume probes the role and nature of assessment as a measurement tool for both researching and assessing advanced language learning and as an essential component of improving programs.
Concise and compact, The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers: A Practical Reference, Second Edition, offers thorough coverage of proper legal writing technique and style to help students resolve questions and develop strong writing skills. Accessible and user-friendly, this complete reference book features : grammar, style, and usage presented in a clear, complete, and succinct format numerous helpful examples that illustrate strong and effective legal writing as well as common errors to avoid a special Legal Documents section that offers tips and strategies for writing letters, memoranda, and briefs (both trial and appellate) a comb binding and conveniently compact size a clear organization and uncluttered, two-color page design that highlights important information website resources listed for every topic Tips and Strategies in each chapter that hone in on key topics Challenge Exercises through which students can test their knowledge quick-reference Table of Contents on the inside front cover and a quick-reference Style Sheet on the inside back cover helpful appendices that include Citation Form (using both Bluebook and ALWD examples), a sample appellate brief, and a section for ESL users CD-ROM available to instructors with additional exercises Updated throughout, The revised Second Edition includes : many new examples current website references throughout new sample documents, including new legal memorandum, trial court brief, and all new case brief expanded information on preparing Tables of Authorities additional supplemental exercises on the instructor’s CD-ROM The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers, Second Edition, Is the complete and easy-to-use legal writing reference that provides comprehensive coverage in a surprisingly compact format.
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confidence of a reader are intelligence , character , and good will . Aristotle
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Author: Michael R. Smith
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
With a practical focus on persuasive writing strategy, Michael R. Smith identifies and explores three processes of persuasive writing—logos, pathos, and ethos—and provides a thorough introduction To The elements of rhetorical style. Using detailed how-to guides and plenty of examples, The author’s distinctive approach to persuasive writing examines: technical aspects of rhetorical style: metaphor, literary allusion, figures of speech, and graphic design three basic processes of persuasive legal writing strategy: Logos: logic and rational argument Pathos: value-based argument Ethos: establishing credibility interdisciplinary contributions to persuasive writing from fields such as cognitive psychology, classical rhetoric, and morality theory effective strategies that extend beyond the trial or appellate brief to a broad range of documents and settings in the Second Edition, The reader will find: a new organization that puts a greater emphasis on practice and relatively less on theory for each of the three processes of persuasive writing strategy a new six-Part organization: I. Introduction II. Logos Strategies III. Pathos Strategies IV. Ethos Strategies V. Rhetorical Style VI. The Ethics and Morality of Persuasion coverage of new developments in cognitive psychology, Pathos persuasion, And The role of metaphor in persuasive legal writing. the same manageable length For a complete examination of the technique and strategy behind persuasive writing, Smith’s text strikes the right balance of depth and scope for upper-level legal writing courses.
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Author: Joseph M. Flora
Publisher: LSU Press
This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.
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Author: Marcia Muth
Publisher: Sunstone Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Tells how to find ideas, keep a notebook, revise one's work, prepare submissions, and join a writer's group, and describes the current marketplace
written by someone who was no novice to writing but who was a novice to the
community he was joining . ... his class from a prestigious college and who in that
community had been perceived as a competent writer ( I know because I looked
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his case , the plaintiff must prove that he was somehow wronged by the
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writer may also require that the paralegal might need to be honest also . ... Legal writers , striving to produce precise prose , should also focus on a second
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Author: Terri LeClercq
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
With its precise focus on the nuances of legal writing style, this popular paperback text gives students sensible advice on how to refine and enhance their writing. Guide to Legal Writing Style, Third Edition, can be used effectively alongside any basic legal writing coursebook. the book delivers specific advice, targeted To The needs of the novice legal writer: Expands on basic skills of first-year courses by explaining how skills affect readers and offering additional techniques for improvement. Zeroes in on style issues that make the written document more readable and elegant. Provides crisp, pointed, how-to guidance, written in a personal and humorous style. Models clear organization by dividing advice into five chapters covering organization, sentence structure, word choice, punctuation and formatting, making it easy for students to find the information they need. Includes helpful examples of both good and bad writing that show students how to put their knowledge into practice. Concludes with an expanded chapter on formatting that compares and contrasts strong examples of formatting different types of documents. These important changes make the Third Edition even more effective: an accompanying CD-ROM contains multiple exercises, allowing both professors and students additional opportunities for practice and feedback. A new emphasis on legal ethics extends To The examples and exercises. Concise edition is for more convenient reference. Whatever materials you use in your legal writing class, adding Guide to Legal Writing Style, Third Edition will help your students develop and practice valuable skills they will use throughout their careers.