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Legal Writing: Process, Analysis, and Organization

Seventh Edition

Linda H. Edwards
University of Nevada Las Vegas

William S. Boyd School of Law

2018. 450 pages. ISBN: 978-14548-9591-6. With Teacher's Manual.

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About the Book


Linda H. Edwards uses a process-based approach that presents writing as a logical sequence of steps. LEGAL WRITING: Process, Analysis, and Organization puts a mastery of legal writing within every studentís grasp.

The Seventh Edition is streamlined to add even greater focus and efficiency to classroom and study time. The process of writing a legal brief has been artfully revised and updated.

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

Preface / Sample Chapters