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About the Book

Legal Writing: Process, Analysis, and Organization 6E

Sixth Edition

Newest edition of Edward's highly successful process-oriented text for legal writing.

Linda H. Edwards
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

2014. 480 pages. ISBN: 978-14548-4154-8.
With Teacher's Manual.

About the Book

With Linda Edwards’ trademark clarity and process-based approach, students master every step of legal writing, from planning and outlining, to drafting and revising. Proven effective in the classroom through five editions, Legal Writing: Process, Analysis, and Organization, features:
  • Straightforward and succinct presentation of first-year legal writing topics
  • Reasoning and writing are taught as two interrelated processes
  • Clear explanations and concrete examples that support a range of learning styles
  • Writing exercises that offer hands-on practice for skill development
  • Professional letter writing now covered in a dedicated chapter
  • Sample office memorandum, sample letters, a trial brief and appellate brief, and the
  • cases that were used in the examples are conveniently located in the Appendices
  • Companion website:

The updated and streamlined Sixth Edition provides:

  • Thorough and up-to-date coverage of citation, reflecting the 19th edition of Bluebook and the fifth edition of ALWD
  • Revised material on drafting Questions Presented with coverage of “Deep Issues”
  • Expanded discussion of arguments and fact statements in legal briefs
  • A new section on writing with confidence