xix, 417 pages : illustrations, forms ; 24 cm
  • Foreword / by Judge Alex Kozinski
  • Finding what to write about (the claim)
  • Test suites : making prescriptive claims more sound
  • Writing strategy
  • Writing the introduction
  • Writing the "background" section
  • Writing the proof of the claim
  • The conclusion and after the conclusion
  • Finishing the first draft and the zeroth draft
  • Tips on researching
  • Editing : general principles
  • Editing : getting help from your faculty advisor
  • Writing : logical problems to watch for
  • Writing : paragraph-level problems to watch for
  • Writing : sentence/clause problems to watch for
  • Writing : word/phrase problems to watch for
  • Writing : rhetorical problems to watch for
  • Editing exercises
  • Using evidence correctly
  • Writing and researching : timeline and summary
  • A sample highly successful student article
  • Turning practical work into articles
  • Writing seminar term papers
  • Cite-checking others' articles
  • Publishing and publicizing
  • Entering writing competitions
  • Getting on law review
  • Academic ethics
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix I: Clumsy words and phrases
  • Appendix II: Answers to exercises
  • Appendix III: Sample cover letters.
Designed to help law students write and publish articles, this text provides detailed instructions for every aspect of the law school writing, research, and publication process. Topics covered include law review articles and student notes, seminar term papers, how to shift from research to writing, cite-checking others' work, publishing, and publicizing written works. With supporting documents available online, the book helps law students and everyone else involved in academic legal writing: professors save time and effort communicating basic points to students; law schools satisfy the American Bar Association's second- and third-year writing requirements; and law reviews receive better notes from their staff. The Fifth Edition, based on the author's experience teaching his newly designed Intensive Editing Workshop and First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic, adds material on editing, rebutting counterarguments, writing strategy, identifying and using the key assets of the article, fighting "the curse of knowledge", and submitting articles to law reviews. It also adds extra examples of sound writing, as well as editing exercises.
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LAW-219-01, LAW-4009-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
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
xxvii, 347 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction to legal research
  • Generating search terms
  • Evaluating search options
  • Secondary source research
  • Case research
  • Research with citators
  • Statutory research
  • Federal legislative history research
  • Federal administrative law research
  • Electronic legal research
  • Developing a research plan
  • Selected internet research resources.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
xix, 362 pages : illustrations, forms ; 26 cm.
  • Overview of the lawyer's role
  • The legal system, the common law process, and kinds of authority
  • Briefing and synthesizing cases
  • Interpreting statutes
  • Forms of legal reasoning
  • The writing process and law-trained readers
  • Large-scale organization : creating an annotated outline
  • Small-scale organization : explaining the law
  • Small-scale organization : applying the law
  • Discussing multiple issues : putting it all together
  • Deepening your analysis
  • Writing an office memo
  • Writing professional letters and emails
  • Introduction to brief-writing
  • Questions presented and point headings
  • Writing the argument section
  • Standards of review
  • Writing a fact statement
  • Using legal theory to sharpen your arguments
  • Citations and quotations
  • Paragraphs, sentences, and style
  • Oral argument.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-01, LAW-219-01, LAW-224A-01, LAW-224A-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01

5. Pretrial [2015]

xxix, 491 pages : forms ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction to litigation planning
  • Informal fact investigation
  • Legal investigation
  • Case evaluation and strategy
  • Pleadings
  • Discovery
  • Motions
  • Pretrial conferences and settlements.
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LAW-224A-01, LAW-224A-02, LAW-224A-05, LAW-224A-08, LAW-627-01, LAW-627-01, LAW-627-01, LAW-7816-01
xxv, 159 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Fortresses, tumors, and legal research
  • The United States legal system
  • Introduction to legal research
  • Researching issues governed by state statutes and regulations
  • Researching issues governed by federal statutes and regulations
  • Researching issues governed by city or county ordinances
  • Researching issues governed by common law
  • Researching constitutional issues
  • Researching issues governed by federal, state, or local court rules
  • Citators
  • Doing federal and state legislative histories
  • Locating forms
  • Researching judges, law firms, people, companies, and things.
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LAW-219-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
xxxii, 387 pages ; 21 cm
  • The theme
  • The tale
  • The meat
  • The words
  • The close.
With Point Made, legal writing expert, Ross Guberman, throws a life preserver to attorneys, who are under more pressure than ever to produce compelling prose. What is the strongest opening for a motion or brief? How to draft winning headings? How to tell a persuasive story when the record is dry and dense? The answers are "more science than art, " says Guberman, who has analyzed stellar arguments by distinguished attorneys to develop step-by-step instructions for achieving the results you want. The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers, including Barack Obama, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Ted Olson, and David Boies. Their strategies, demystified and broken down into specific, learnable techniques, become a detailed writing guide full of practical models. In FCC v. Fox, for example, Kathleen Sullivan conjures the potentially dangerous, unintended consequences of finding for the other side (the "Why Should I Care?" technique). Arguing against allowing the FCC to continue fining broadcasters that let the "F-word" slip out, she highlights the chilling effect these fines have on America's radio and TV stations, "discouraging live programming altogether, with attendant loss to valuable and vibrant programming that has long been part of American culture." Each chapter of Point Made focuses on a typically tough challenge, providing a strategic roadmap and practical tips along with annotated examples of how prominent attorneys have resolved that challenge in varied trial and appellate briefs. Short examples and explanations with engaging titles-"Brass Tacks, " "Talk to Yourself, " "Russian Doll"-deliver weighty materials with a light tone, making the guidelines easy to remember and apply. In addition to all-new examples from the original 50 advocates, this Second Edition introduces eight new superstar lawyers from Solicitor General Don Verrilli, Deanne Maynard, Larry Robbins, and Lisa Blatt to Joshua Rosencranz, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Judy Clarke, and Sri Srinvasan, now a D.C. Circuit Judge. Ross Guberman also provides provocative new examples from the Affordable Care Act wars, the same-sex marriage fight, and many other recent high-profile cases. Considerably more commentary on the examples is included, along with dozens of style and grammar tips interspersed throughout. Also, for those who seek to improve their advocacy skills and for those who simply need a step-by-step guide to making a good brief better, the book concludes with an all-new set of 50 writing challenges corresponding to the 50 techniques.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199943852 20160616
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LAW-219-02, LAW-7816-01, LAW-792-01
xxi, 333 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Effective writing : the whole paper
  • Connections between paragraphs
  • Effective paragraphs
  • Connections between sentences
  • Effective sentences
  • Effective words
  • Eloquence
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Legal writing for English-as-a-second-language writers.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-02, LAW-219-03, LAW-224A-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
xxviii, 468 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction to American law and legal writing
  • Rule-based reasoning
  • An 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
  • Quotations
  • Professional email
  • Orally reporting research results
  • Client advice letters
  • Developing a persuasive theory
  • Developing persuasive arguments
  • Motion memoranda
  • Point headings and subheadings
  • Statements of the case (or facts)
  • Appellate practice
  • Appellate briefs
  • Writing the appellate brief
  • Questions presented
  • Oral argument.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-665-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
xxxix, 614 pages : illustrations, forms ; 23 cm
  • Mechanics. Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Italics, boldface and underlining
  • Document design
  • Numbers
  • Typographic symbols
  • Spelling
  • Citations
  • Footnotes
  • Grammar, usage, and editing. Grammar
  • Stuffy words and legalese
  • Troublesome words
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Legal documents. Case briefs
  • Business correspondence
  • E-mail messages
  • Research memos
  • Opinion letters
  • Demand letters
  • Affidavits and declarations
  • Pleadings
  • Motions
  • Appellate briefs
  • Judicial opinions
  • Contracts
  • Legislation, rules, and regulations
  • Scholarly writing. Student research papers and law-review notes
  • Law-review articles
  • Book reviews.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
xxvi, 274 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction : literacy in the law
  • Focusing on your client's situation
  • Framing your legal research
  • Case law research
  • Research in enacted law
  • Research in legislative history materials
  • Research in administrative materials
  • Research in rules of procedure
  • International law and tribal law.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-02, LAW-219-03, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
vi, 64 p. ; 26 cm.
  • Becoming fluent in United States legal discourse
  • Discourse practices in representing a client
  • Scholarly discourse about the law
  • Judicial discourse as the law
  • Evaluating analytical legal writing : the office memorandum.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01

13. Finding the law [2005]

xv, 443 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
xix, 164 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-665-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
xii, 139 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Why plain English?
  • Omit surplus words
  • Use base verbs, not nominalizations
  • Prefer the active voice
  • Use short sentences
  • Arrange your words with care
  • Choose your words with care
  • Avoid language quirks
  • Punctuate carefully.
Law Library (Crown)
v. ; 23 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-7816-01
xvii, 268 p. ; 22 cm.
Focusing on the argumentative, narrative, and descriptive style found in legal briefs and judicial opinions, The Elements of Legal Style (second edition) will be a thought provoking examination of effective argumentation in law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195141627 20160528
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LAW-219-01, LAW-219-02, LAW-219-03, LAW-718-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
viii, 93 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-02, LAW-219-03, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
xxxvi, 954 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
v, 317 p. ; 28 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01