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Legal Analysis and Writing, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Kathryn Myers

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Sep 4, 2013

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For all courses in legal writing in paralegal or related programs.


This is today’s most complete and practical guide to modern legal writing. Students are thoroughly introduced to each form of legal writing, including case briefs, memoranda of law, external briefs, correspondence, and pleadings. They learn how to identify key legal issues and then organize and present findings effectively in any legal document. They master both legal and non-legal citations, utilizing Bluebook, ALWD, MLA, and APA formats. They also gain deep insight into effective writing through the entire writing process, from pre-writing to proofreading, grammar to word usage. Extensive pedagogical features include opening scenarios, lists of key terms, case excerpts, media and web resources, and many forms of practice, from Quick Check quizzes to detailed assignments. To link writing to research, the text also concisely reviews the legal system, legal authorities, and each type of law.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1    Introduction to Legal Research

Chapter 2    Introduction to Legal Sources as Foundation for Writing

Chapter 3     Legal Citation Form

Chapter 4    Citing Sources:  The Bluebook and ALWD

Chapter 5    Updating and Validating Research

Chapter 6    The Foundation of Writing

Chapter 7    The Case Brief

Chapter 8    Writing an Internal Memorandum of Law

Chapter 9    Writing External Briefs

Chapter 10    Correspondence 

Chapter 11    Drafting Pleadings and Other Legal Document



Appendix 1    Form documents, briefs, memoranda

Appendix 2    Non-legal citations

Appendix 3    Internet resources

Appendix 4    Glossary


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$58.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-310937-5