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x, 246 pages ; 22 cm
  • STYLE AS CHOICE: Understanding style
  • Correctness
  • CLARITY: Actions
  • Characters
  • Cohesion and coherence
  • Emphasis
  • CLARITY OF FORM: Motivation
  • Global coherence
  • GRACE: Concision
  • Shape
  • Elegance
  • ETHICS: The ethics of style.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-718-01, 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
x, 188 pages ; 23 cm
  • Steamboats, broadcast transmissions, and electronic eavesdropping
  • Analogical legal reasoning
  • Objections
  • Analogical reasoning, legal education, and the rule law.
Legal Reason describes and explains analogical reasoning, the distinctive feature of legal argument. It challenges the prevailing view that analogical reasoning is a logically flawed, defective form of deductive reasoning. Drawing on work in epistemology and cognitive psychology, the book shows that analogical reasoning in the law is the same as that used by everyone routinely in ordinary life, and that it is a valid form of reasoning, derived from the innate human capacity to recognize the general in the particular. The use of analogical reasoning in law is dictated by the nature of law, which calls for the application of general rules to particular facts. Critiques of the first edition of the book are addressed directly and objections answered in a new chapter. Written for scholars, students, and persons interested in law, Legal Reason is written in accessible prose, with examples drawn from the law and everyday experience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316607329 20170206
Law Library (Crown)
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
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.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
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
xv, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Principles for all legal writing
  • Principles mainly for analytical and persuasive writing
  • Principles mainly for legal drafting
  • Principles of document design
  • Methods for continued improvement.
Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful - all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner's "Legal Writing in Plain English" has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. Accessible and witty, "Legal Writing in Plain English" draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book's principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section. In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more class-room-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226283937 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
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
xx, 614 p. ; 26 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 341 p. ; 24 cm.
There are two kinds of knowledge law school teaches: legal rules on the one hand and tools for thinking about legal problems on the other. Although the tools are far more interesting and useful than the rules, they tend to be neglected in favor of other aspects of the curriculum. In "The Legal Analyst", Ward Farnsworth brings together in one place all of the most powerful of those tools for thinking about law. From classic ideas in game theory such as the "Prisoner's Dilemma" and the "Stag Hunt" to psychological principles such as hindsight bias and framing effects, from ideas in jurisprudence such as the slippery slope to more than two dozen other such principles, Farnsworth's guide leads readers through the fascinating world of legal thought. Each chapter introduces a single tool and shows how it can be used to solve different types of problems. The explanations are written in clear, lively language and illustrated with a wide range of examples. "The Legal Analyst" is an indispensable user's manual for law students, experienced practitioners seeking a one-stop guide to legal principles, or anyone else with an interest in the law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226238357 20160528
Law Library (Crown)

15. 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
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
Law Library (Crown)
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