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The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Persuasive Writing

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Heidi K. Brown

New York Law School

2016. 400 pages. ISBN: 9781454836193. 

About the Book

The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Persuasive Writing is designed to provide practical real-life context for the role of persuasive legal writing in authentic law practice. Students need to understand WHY lawyers write the way they do, and HOW the students’ own work product will be useful in real life by a supervising attorney, client, or judge. This book encapsulates ways to inject passion into teaching and learning persuasive legal writing, with the goal of empowering students to take ownership of their writing craft. The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Persuasive Writing offers best practices for presenting a legal argument in a logical, engaging, and ethical manner—no matter what the assignment. Once students have mastered these fundamentals, they can learn how to add their own “artistic” flair.