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Whether you are starting law school or preparing to start the practice of law, you need to learn the essential skills and theory of your trade. A Lawyer Writes puts the reader in the place of a first-year attorney tasked with real life assignments. In doing so, it teaches law students not only how to succeed in law school, but also how to succeed in the practice of law. The book uses graphics and visual samples to demonstrate the variety of ways in which attorneys write effectively, showing best practices in both traditional and electronic environments. Speaking to its reader in a straightforward manner, A Lawyer Writes communicates essential skills and theories so that they will be retained for a lifetime of legal practice.
Sandy Patrick is on the faculty of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon where she teaches Legal Research and Writing and Advanced Legal Writing. Joan Malmud is a Legal Research and Writing Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene, Oregon. Christine Coughlin is the Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program at Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Table of Contents
How Attorneys Communicate
Sources and Systems of the Law
Reading for Comprehension
Finding Your Argument
Organizing Your Legal Authority
One Legal Argument
Explaining the Law
Explaining the Law: Rules
Explaining the Law: Case Illustrations
Explaining the Law: Citing and Avoiding Plagiarism
Applying the Law
Applying the Law: Rule-Based Reasoning
Applying the Law: Analogical Reasoning
Applying the Law: Counter-Analyses
Applying the Law: Organizing Your Application of the Law
Conclusions to One Legal Argument
The Discussion Section: Introducing and Connecting Legal Arguments
Question Presented and Brief Answer
Statement of Facts
Conclusion to the Memorandum
Editing and Polishing
Effective Memo: Adverse Possession
Effective Memo: Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
Less Effective Memo: Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
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