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Contents

Your Client’s Story: Persuasive Legal Writing

Ch. 1. Meet the client

Ch. 2. Introduction to persuasion concepts

Ch. 3. A first look at the concept of story

Ch. 4. Thinking about audience and investigating the facts

Ch. 5. Conceptualizing the characters in the lawsuit

Ch. 6. Pre-writing and first drafts of the persuasive document 

Ch. 7. Organizing the legal research for the substantive drafts 

Ch. 8. Statutory interpretation arguments

Ch. 9. Policy arguments

Ch. 10. Large-scale organization of the arguments: the plot 

Ch. 11. Using themes and theories of the case 

Ch. 12. Small-scale organization in the legal Argument   

Ch. 13. Managing adverse material: counterarguments

Ch. 14. Combining narrative and rule-based reasoning in the legal argument

Ch. 15. Combining narrative and rule-based reasoning in the facts section

Ch. 16.   Preliminary statements

Ch. 17.   Other sections of the brief

Ch. 18. Formatting and polishing the brief

Ch. 19. Oral arguments