Legal Analysis And Writing

Author by : William H. Putman
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Description : LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING, 4TH EDITION helps readers analyze statutes and cases and draft supporting legal memoranda. In addition to the fundamentals of good writing, legal or otherwise, the book illustrates how paralegals analyze and brief cases, identify key facts and legal issues, and apply case law and counteranalysis to legal matters, and more. Going beyond mere explanations, the book shows readers how to apply concepts to hypothetical situations, draft legal memoranda and correspondence, and scrutinize legal citations and Web research, to develop a thorough understanding of the analytical and writing responsibilities paralegals undertake. Legal Analysis and Writing, 4th Edition is a robust resource for any paralegal writing course and includes a host of available supplemental tools designed to enhance learning while simplifying instructor preparation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Legal Research Analysis And Writing

Author by : William H. Putman
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Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : Comprehensive yet easy to understand, the third edition of LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING teaches the fundamentals in a hands-on, step-by-step format that is designed to build confidence. With coverage of key topics such as research analytical principles, legal research, legal analysis, and legal writing, this popular book covers the information readers need to know in order to find, access, apply, and analyze legal materials. Numerous hypotheticals, examples, and exercises clarify material and give readers additional opportunities for practice. In addition, the third edition includes the most up-to-date information in the field, with special attention given to electronic research programs such as WestlawNext, LexisNexis interface, Shepard's online, and Westlaw's KeyCite. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Legal Analysis And Writing For Paralegals

Author by : William H. Putman
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Description : Legal Analysis and Writing, third edition, provides the student with in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of legal analysis and writing, the operation of the elements of the fundamentals in the analysis and writing process, and the manner in which the process guides and assists the student in the production of a finished product, such as an interoffice research memorandum. The text is national in scope and designed for students who have completed introductory legal assistant courses. The focus of the text is on the legal analysis and writing process. The text is divided into three sections, the first of which presents an overview of the analysis process and the basic legal principles involved in that process. The second section provides in-depth coverage of the elements and tools used in the analysis and writing process, while the third section focuses on the application of the principles presented in the previous sections. It also addresses the drafting of legal correspondence, legal research memoranda, and court briefs. This complete text is enhanced by such features as a corresponding website, a student activity CD, online references, key points, and examples. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Legal Research Analysis And Writing

Author by : William H. Putman
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Description : Ever popular, LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING, Fourth Edition delivers the basics in an easy-to-read, step-by-step manner to ready paralegals for work in law offices and legal departments. Content addresses essential research and writing skills, such as identifying key facts, issue spotting, analysis and counteranalysis, traditional and online research, secondary authorities and citating, writing legal briefs and memoranda, and techniques for good legal writing. In addition, this book includes scenarios, examples, exercises, and other features that clarify concepts and fine tune writing abilities. And, of course, the fourth edition offers the latest updates—with special attention to electronic research methods using fee-based and non-fee-based digital tools—to help paralegals stand out in today’s tech-driven job market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Becoming A Legal Writer

Author by : Robin Boyle-Laisure
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Legal Research Analysis And Writing

Author by : Joanne Banker Hames
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Publisher by : Pearson
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Description : The basics of legal research, analysis, and writing in a practical, relevant approach Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing gives students the essential knowledge and tools they need to research and analyze a legal problem and communicate the results in diverse forms of legal memoranda. Covering both traditional and free Internet research, the book's practical, relevant approach provides a number of outstanding teaching and learning aids, among them short memos with hypothetical factual situations for students to research, research and writing exercises and assignments, writing examples and exercises, online research exercises, citation exercises, numerous sample pages and screenshots, legal research problems with answers, checklists for research and writing, and an Instructor's Manual. The Sixth Edition updates and expands many of the examples and exercises used throughout the text to give students the latest information available.


Legal Analysis And Writing For Paralegals

Author by : William Putnam
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Publisher by : International Thomson Publishing Services
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Description : This text provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the fundamentals of legal analysis and writing. National in scope, it is designed for students who have completed introductory legal assistant courses. Chapters include examples of each concept of principle discussed and a hypothetical fact situation through which the application of the principles are illustrated.-- the use of a hypothetical at the beginning of the chapter creates student interest in the subject matter-- each chapter has a list of key points which may be used as a quick reference and checklist when applying the concepts presented-- in-depth coverage of more topics than other books on the same subject such as issue spotting, case law analysis (cases on-point), and counter analysis-- easy-to-read language that a lay person can understand.


Legal Analysis And Writing

Author by : Danielle M. Shelton
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Description : "Legal writing coursebook for strategic legal analysis for first semester law school"--


Successful Legal Analysis And Writing

Author by : Bradley G. Clary
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Publisher by : West Academic
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Description : This work is a practical legal analysis and writing handbook. Designed for first-year students, it is also a valuable refresher text for more advanced students, and for practitioners. The book features fundamental advice, a problem-solving perspective, illustrative examples and templates, and an easy-to-read approach. Each chapter is designed to stand on its own or be supplemented by a professor's own materials.


Legal Writing And Analysis

Author by : Linda H. Edwards
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Publisher by : Aspen Publishers
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Description : This streamlined text offers a straightforward guide to developing legal writing and analysis skills for beginning legal writers. Legal Writing and Analysis, Fifth Edition by Linda Edwards, leads students logically through reading and analyzing the law, writing the discussion of a legal question, and writing office memos, letters, and briefs. The text includes chapters on citation form, writing style, professionalism, and oral argument. The book features special focus on forms of legal reasoning (rules, analogies, policies, principles, customs, inferences, and narrative) complete with examples and exercises. It teaches students to recognize rule structures and use them to organize their document. New to the Fifth Edition: Streamlined chapters and exercises Updated citation materials covering current editions of both citation manuals Product page featuring more material on professional letters and accessible coverage and use of legal theory Professors and students will benefit from: Contextual learning, including important legal method material Superior treatment of how to organize a legal discussion Clear, ample coverage of legal reasoning Practice-oriented approach Numerous examples and short exercises for formative assessment Strong coverage of professional responsibility


Case Analysis And Fundamentals Of Legal Writing

Author by : William P. Statsky
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : This popular paralegal-specific text introduces the skills of reading and analyzing court opinions. It focuses on briefing cases and applying case law in legal memoranda and advocacy letters. This is a major revision with new cases and expanded writing chapters.ALSO AVAILABLEINSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor’s Manual, ISBN: 0-314-46555-3


Legal Writing And Analysis

Author by : Linda Holdeman Edwards
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Publisher by : Aspen Law & Business
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Description : LEGAL WRITING AND ANALYSIS is straightforward, contemporary, and exceptionally well-written. Strengths of this new text include: consistent use of the legal method approach, with an opening chapter providing an overview of a civil case And The lawyer's role, followed by information about the legal system, case briefing, synthesizing cases, and statutory interpretation flexible organization to allow instructors to cover topics in the sequence of their choice emphasis on analogical reasoning and synthesizing cases, As well as rule-based and policy-based reasoning, with explanations of how to use three types of reasoning to organize a legal discussion highlighting of key aspects of effective process writing, including prewriting, writing, and revising effective coverage of the use of precedent superior discussion of small-scale organization, including the thesis paragraph pleniful exercises throughout the text to give you a solid introduction To The skills you will use throughout your legal career.


Legal Writing

Author by : Linda H. Edwards
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wolters Kluwer
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Description : Legal Writing: Process, Analysis, and Organization, Seventh Edition by the 2017 Burton Award recipient and renowned author, Linda Edwards, is the only legal writing text that uses a process approach, presenting writing as a logical sequence of steps. Streamlined to meet the needs of today’s students, the Seventh Edition uses adult learning theory concepts and a “flipped classroom” approach to add even greater focus and efficiency to classroom and study time. Key Features: New Chapter (4) on working with statutes. Updated chapter on citation Improved coverage of brief-writing Streamlined chapter on letter writing to better meet the need of a first-year course. Modern process approach, with streamlined content for better absorption by students Clear and informal language Helpful appendices offering sample of office memos, sample letters, and appellate briefs.


The Legal Writing Handbook

Author by : Laurel Currie Oates
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Publisher by : Aspen Publishers
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Description : The Legal Writing Handbook, Seventh Edition offers an effective process approach to teaching legal writing. The authors take students through each of the necessary stages of the writing process, from pre-writing, drafting, and editing, to the final draft. The authors’ step-by-step approach assures that students will master the writing skills they will need throughout their careers. The Legal Writing Handbook is seven books in one: Book 1 provides students with an introduction to the U.S. Legal System; Book 2 provides an introduction to legal research, with both an introduction to sources and to research strategies; Book 3 introduces students to the process of writing formal and informal memos and opinion letters; Book 4 introduces students to persuasive writing and oral advocacy; Book 5 is a guide to effective writing; Book 6 is a guide to correct writing; and Book 7 focuses on the needs of ESL writers. Key features: Chapters on reading and analyzing statutes and cases, mandatory and persuasive authority, and legal research Research portion has been re-written: There are now discrete chapters that describe primary sources (3), secondary sources (4), finding tools (5), citators (6), and on mandatory and persuasive authority (7) Step-by-step instruction on how to write formal memos, e-memos, and opinion letters Step-by-step instruction on how to write motion and appellate briefs A new section on mastering the sentence structures used in legal writing within ESL chapter. Online Diagnostic Exam for Grammar and Punctuation that grades itself and sends students to the parts of the book they need to review


Legal Writing

Author by : Linda Holdeman Edwards
Languange : en
Publisher by : Aspen Publishers
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Description : With its process-oriented approch and effective demonstration of the interrelationship between resoning and writing, this book is a favorite of instructors who want to concentrate on the basics of legl reasoning and writing. Now in its Second Edition, this phenomenally successful paperback has been revised and improved. The author's careful attention to different lerning stypels keeps the book accesible and teachable while reflecting comments from instructors, both in the choice of material and in the scope and depth of coverage. Noted author Linda Holdermann Edwards retains the popular features that earned the enormously effective First Edition such widespread adoption for course use including: a step-by-step overview of the process of legal writing: outlining; creating a working draft; developing a final document; and revising effectively legal analysis linked To The large-scale organization of the document concrete examples and explanations that reinforce the materials copious exercises which help students build their writing skills In response to user feedback, The book now offers: a new section on oral argument a reworked process chapter fine-tuning of the persuasive writing section to facilitate smoother teaching new exercises a thorough Teacher's Manual appendices containing a sample office memorandum, sample trial brief, and sample appellate brief


The Legal Writing Handbook

Author by : Laurel Currie Oates
Languange : en
Publisher by : Aspen Publishers
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Description : By covering all three key components of the basic Legal Writing course - research, writing, and analysis - this process-oriented coursebook has earned its posiiton as a leading text in the field. Now, Legal Writing Handbook, Third Edition, builids on its success to help students master the skills they will use throughout their careers. The authors preserve the distinctive features that have made their book so effective: the only text with sufficiently broad coverage to help students become both effective researchers and competent writers the process approach leads students through pre-writing to drafting, editing, and the final draft by progressing from basic to more sophisticated skills, the authors lead students to success excellent examples demonstrate effective writing throughout the text the book begins with an overview of the legal system and how to analyze statutes and cases. from this foundation, the authors move to writing the objective memorandum and trial and appellate briefs distinctive handbook format offers short segments for easy reference a unique chapter on the needs of students for whom English is a second language a separate Practice Book that gives numerous exercises for students to test the skills they are learning Important new and revised material in the Third Edition includes: a separate chapter on the Trial Brief, with examples a new chapter on Legal Reading, reflecting research on the differences between expert and novice legal readers examples of client letters tightly edited legal research materials for greater accessibility updated material bias-free language citation sections with full coverage of the ALWD Citation Manual


Legal Reasoning And Objective Writing

Author by : Daniel L. Barnett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wolters Kluwer
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Description : Legal Reasoning and Objective Writing: A Comprehensive Approach is a textbook for the objective writing segment of a first-year legal writing class, written by two professors who have collaborated for many years, and who between them have over 50 years of experience teaching legal analysis and writing. The book, which is written in a conversational manner to engage students and put them at ease so that they grasp difficult concepts easily, uses a variety of short examples throughout the chapters as well as sample documents in the appendices with comprehensive annotations keyed to relevant portions of the book. Each chapter and accompanying optional closed-memo problem provide students with a sophisticated yet concrete step-by-step method to learn the analytical, organizational, and presentational skills necessary to convey legal analysis effectively. The accompanying optional introductory problem and related assignment materials use a flipped-class approach to guide students through the memo project independently, allowing teachers to adapt the problem to fit a variety of teaching sequences.


Experiential Legal Writing

Author by : Diana R. Donahoe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Aspen Law & Business
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Description : Experiential Legal Writing: Analysis, Process, and Documents discusses the documents first-year law students are introduced to, including memos, briefs, and client letters, as well as documents that are used in upper-class courses, such as scholarly writing and pleadings. Based on the online legal writing materials available at TeachingLaw, this straightforward text is designed to be used either as an aid to instructors and students working in the electronic environment of TeachingLaw or on its own as a primary or supplementary textbook. Covering the entirety of the writing process, from analysis to citation form, this text Offers a clear instructional approach to legal analysis, legal documents, and the writing process, as well as to legal grammar and usage and to citation style for both ALWD and the Bluebook. Breaks down the analytical and writing processes into manageable tasks and provides students with strategies, examples, and exercises. Introduces each type of legal document with "Purpose, Audience, Scope, and View" bullet points, providing an at-a-glance overview. Employs maps, diagrams, text boxes, and tables to summarize material and provide visual interest. Includes multiple documents annotated with in-depth commentary to help students identify key parts, understand the arguments being made, and understand the strengths of each document. Provides abundant, thorough study aid materials Quick References and Checklists that reinforce and test students' understanding of the material Quizzes and Self-Assessments that allow students and teachers to test students' understanding of the material


Legal Analysis And Writing

Author by : William H. Putman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING, 4TH EDITION helps readers analyze statutes and cases and draft supporting legal memoranda. In addition to the fundamentals of good writing, legal or otherwise, the book illustrates how paralegals analyze and brief cases, identify key facts and legal issues, and apply case law and counteranalysis to legal matters, and more. Going beyond mere explanations, the book shows readers how to apply concepts to hypothetical situations, draft legal memoranda and correspondence, and scrutinize legal citations and Web research, to develop a thorough understanding of the analytical and writing responsibilities paralegals undertake. Legal Analysis and Writing, 4th Edition is a robust resource for any paralegal writing course and includes a host of available supplemental tools designed to enhance learning while simplifying instructor preparation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Preparing For Practice

Author by : Amy Vorenberg
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Publisher by : Wolters Kluwer
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Description : Preparing for Practice is a fresh approach to the 1L first semester legal writing and research course, designed to guide students through their development of the essential skills needed to master the MPT section of the bar exam and learn legal analysis and writing from a practice perspective. The coursebook combines practice-oriented case files with theoretical content, eliminating the need for professors to create their own case files.


Legal Analysis And Writing Loose Leaf Version

Author by : William H. Putman
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Description : LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING, 4TH EDITION helps you analyze statutes and case law, and draft legal memoranda. In addition to the fundamentals of good writing, legal or otherwise, the book illustrates how to analyze and brief cases, identify key facts and legal issues, and apply case law and counteranalysis to legal matters. Going beyond mere explanations, the book shows you how to apply concepts to hypothetical situations, draft legal memoranda and correspondence, and scrutinize legal citations and Web research to develop a thorough understanding of the analytical and writing responsibilities you will undertake as a paralegal. Legal Analysis and Writing, 4th Edition is a robust resource for any paralegal writing course and includes a host of available supplemental tools designed to enhance learning and success in your course.


Legal Research Analysis And Writing Loose Leaf Version

Author by : William H. Putman
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Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : Be the "go to" paralegal at your firm with the fourth edition of LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING! This book shows you how to conduct reliable legal research, analyze the results, and write clear memoranda and other legal documents that are on-point and well supported. In addition to an easy-to-read format, this student favorite offers hypothetical scenarios, examples, and exercises that clarify the important work paralegals do every day to help law offices and legal departments run smoothly. Of course, the fourth edition offers the latest updates, with special attention to the electronic legal research tools common today. And, to add to your success, optional MindTap tools cater to your personal learning style with interactive quizzing, flashcards, and practice assignments that help you build momentum and confidence quickly.


A Practical Guide To Legal Writing And Legal Method

Author by : John C. Dernbach
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wolters Kluwer
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Description : A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method provides complete coverage and analysis with the clarity and precision that has made it a classic in the field. Discussion, examples, and practice exercises teach students how to apply the concepts of legal writing and legal method to a written analysis or oral argument. The text not only provides a complete foundation for classroom instruction, but also supports independent study and review. Graduates will want to keep this text within reach as they enter legal practice. New to the Seventh Edition: Restructured format to emphasize common themes Consolidated and streamlined chapters that are even more accessible to both professor and students Expanded appendix on email communications Professors and student will benefit from: Accessible introductions that outline and explain legal method Examples of both effective and ineffective approaches to all of the topics covered Focused exercises to develop and practice the skills addressed in each chapter In-depth instruction on reading and understanding both statutes and caselaw synthesizing cases and statutes applying the law to specific facts organizing and drafting a legal analysis the principles of objective writing for memoranda, client communications, and judicial opinion writing the principles of persuasive writing, including structuring an effective argument and writing for the court drafting traditional and shorter “summary of the law” memoranda drafting opinion letters drafting both trial and appellate court briefs Guidelines for using electronic communication for legal memoranda and correspondence—when it is appropriate, and strategies for effective communication in legal writing and practice Integrated treatment of ethics and professional conduct A sample case file in the appendices with memos in both traditional and email format, client letters, and trial and appellate court briefs


The Lawyer S Craft

Author by : Cathy Glaser
Languange : en
Publisher by : Anderson Publishing Company (OH)
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Foundations Of Legal Research And Writing

Author by : Carol M. Bast
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Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition is the ideal resource for paralegals. The book's up-to-the-minute coverage tackles the ever-evolving areas of computer-assisted research and Cyber law, in addition to traditional legal research, analysis, and writing. Extensive research chapters address primary and secondary sources, citating, Lexis/Nexis, the Internet, and more, while writing sections center on drafting client opinion letters, pleadings, contracts, office memos, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Every chapter gives you practice writing opportunities, as well as traditional and computer-assisted research assignments to help develop your skills. Detailed case excerpts, samples, tips, and discussions further support the assignments, and illustrate the many perils of inadequate research and poor legal writing. Readers everywhere agree that FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition delivers the concepts you need for success in the most demanding law firms and legal departments today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Legal Analysis And Writing

Author by : Robin Wellford Slocum
Languange : en
Publisher by : LexisNexis
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Legal Method And Writing I

Author by : Charles R. Calleros
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wolters Kluwer
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Description : Focusing on predictive analysis, Legal Method and Writing I: Predictive Writing, Eighth Edition equips students to begin thinking and writing like a lawyer. Clear and comprehensive, the text utilizes numerous illustrations and exercises that immerse students in legal analysis, our system of precedent, use of authority, and predictive writing. Various formats of office memoranda are covered, with separate chapters on organization and writing style. Multicultural themes—seamlessly woven throughout the book—enrich class discussion with context and perspective. Key Features: An overview of the writing process and case method Examination of lawmaking in the form of legislation and common law development An Introduction to court systems, including tribal courts Discussion of the nature of precedent and stare decisis, including excerpted opinions from Citizens United Thorough exploration of legal analysis – the IRAC paradigm and inductive reasoning – and the limitations of these approaches Comprehensive presentation of office memoranda, including prewriting, research strategy and presentation formats Appendices that include more assignments, as well as a comprehensive student guide to briefing cases for class discussion


The Guide To U S Legal Analysis And Communication

Author by : Deborah B. McGregor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wolters Kluwer
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Description : Written primarily for the international lawyer studying law in the United States, this text introduces students to legal analysis and communications used in U.S. legal practice. The book begins with overviews of the U.S. government and court system, the U.S. common law system and the civil litigation process., laying a foundation for understanding the rest of the course. Through clear explanatory text and numerous exercises, The Guide to U.S. Legal Analysis and Communication provides instruction on the types of written and oral communications that international lawyers are most likely to engage in with U.S. lawyers. Topics covered are: drafting an objective legal analysis; writing persuasively and drafting court documents; expository writings, such as client letters, demand letters, and e-mail communications; conducting an oral argument to a court; and properly citing to legal authorities. Key New Features New chapters on persuasive writing, other elements of the office memorandum and writing a brief New chapter on conducting an oral argument Elimination of chapters on contract drafting to make room for new materials requested by adopters while keeping the length of the book manageable