9781611633979 (paperback) 1611633974 (paperback)
"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 samples to demonstrate the variety of ways in which attorneys write effectively, showing best practices in both traditional and electronic environments. A Lawyer Writes communicates essential skills and theories in a straightforward manner, so that they will be retained for a lifetime of practice"--Unedited summary from book cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
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 Applying the law Conclusions to one legal argument Statutory analysis The discussion section : introducing and connecting legal arguments Question presented and brief answer Statement of facts Conclusion to the memorandum Editing and polishing Client letters Professional E-mails The transition from objective to persuasive writing.