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Call # KF250 .N48 2013
Author Neumann, Richard K., 1947-
Title Legal reasoning and legal writing / Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University; Kristen Konrad Tiscione, Professor of Legal Research and Writing, Georgetown University Law Center
Imprint 1303
New York : Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2013
Edition Seventh edition
Book Cover
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Descript. xxviii, 468 pages ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Legal composition
Trial practice -- United States
Practice of law -- United States
Law -- United States -- Language
Contents Introduction to American law and legal writing -- Rule-based reasoning -- Introduction to judicial decisions and statutes -- Inside the writing process -- More about writing -- Office memoranda -- Predictive writing -- Selecting authority -- Working with statutes -- Working with precedent -- Working with facts -- A paradigm for organizing proof of a conclusion of law -- Varying the depth of rule proof and rule application -- Combining proofs of separate conclusions of law -- Working with the paradigm -- Paragraphing -- Effective style -- Quoting -- Professional email -- Orally reporting research results -- Client advice letters -- Developing a persuasive theory -- Developing persuasive arguments -- Motion memoranda -- Point headings and subheadings -- Statement of facts -- Appellate practice -- Appellate briefs -- Writing the appellate brief -- Questions presented -- Oral argument
Alt Author Tiscione, Kristen Konrad, 1959-
Alt Title Legal reasoning and legal writing : structure, strategy and style
OCLC # 823388383