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Book
x, 286 pages ; 23 cm
  • Does bad writing really matter?
  • Don't make it like it was
  • Ten steps to writing it down
  • Of dawdlers and scrawlers, pacers and plungers : getting started and overcoming blocks
  • The technology of getting it down : from quill pens to computers
  • Lawyers as publishers : words are your product
  • Writing persuasively for your audience : tell your audience the point
  • Writing the lead
  • Form, structure, and organization
  • Wrong words, long sentences, and other mister meaners
  • Revising your prose
  • Making your writing memorable.
In this critically acclaimed book, Tom Goldstein and Jethro K. Lieberman demystify legal writing, outline the causes and consequences of poor writing, and prescribe easy-to-apply remedies to improve it. Reflecting changes in law practice over the past decade, this revised edition includes new sections around communicating digitally, getting to the point, and writing persuasively. It also provides an editing checklist, editing exercises with a suggested revision key, usage notes that address common errors, and reference works to further aid your writing. This straightforward guide is an invaluable tool for practicing lawyers and law students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520288430 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
Video
2 videodiscs (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Disc 1: The film ; Bonus features: Academy Award best actor acceptance speech; American Film Institute Life Achievement Award; excerpt from Academy Tribute to Gregory Peck; Scout remembers; feature commentary with director Robert Mulligan and producer Alan Pakula; theatrical trailer; production notes.
  • Disc 2: A conversation with Gregory Peck / film by Cecilia Peck ... [et al.] ; produced & directed by Barbara Kopple (1999 ; 97 min.) ; Fearful symmetry: the making of To kill a mockingbird / a film by Charles Kiselyak. (1998 ; 90 min.).
Gregory Peck plays a southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01
Book
xvii, 147 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-02, LAW-219-03, LAW-7836-01