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Contents

Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing, 8E

Summary of Contents

Contents
Preface 
Acknowledgments

PART I INTRODUCTION TO LAW
Chapter 1 Legal Writing and Law
Chapter 2 Rule-Based Reasoning
Chapter 3 Issues, Facts, Precedents, and Statutes

PART II INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL WRITING
Chapter 4 Predictive Writing
Chapter 5 Inside the Writing Process
Chapter 6 More About Writing

PART III GENERAL ANALYTICAL SKILLS
Chapter 7 Selecting Authority
Chapter 8 Working with Statutes
Chapter 9 Working with Precedent
Chapter 10 Working with Facts
 
PART IV ORGANIZING PROOF OF A CONCLUSION OF LAW
Chapter 11 A Paradigm for Organizing Proof of a Conclusion of Law
Chapter 12 Varying the Depth of Rule Proof and Rule Application
Chapter 13 Combining Proofs of Separate Conclusions of Law
Chapter 14 Working with the Paradigm

PART V PREDICTIVE ANALYSIS DOCUMENTS
Chapter 15 Interviewing the Client
Chapter 16 Office Memoranda
Chapter 17 Email Communication
Chapter 18 Oral Presentations to Your Supervising Lawyer
Chapter 19 Client Advice Letters

PART VI GENERAL WRITING SKILLS
Chapter 20 Paragraphing
Chapter 21 Effective Style
Chapter 22 Quotations

PART VII THE SHIFT TO PERSUASION
Chapter 23 Developing a Persuasive Theory
Chapter 24 Developing Persuasive Arguments
Chapter 25 Motion Memoranda
Chapter 26 Point Headings and Subheadings
Chapter 27 Telling Your Client’s Story in the Statement of the Case (or Facts)
Chapter 28 Handling the Procedural Posture

PART VIII APPELLATE BRIEFS
Chapter 29 Appellate Practice
Chapter 30 Appellate Briefs
Chapter 31 Writing the Appellate Brief
Chapter 32 Questions Presented

PART IX INTO THE COURTROOM
Chapter 33 Oral Argument

APPENDICES
Appendix A Statute Analysis Exercises 
Appendix B Precedent Analysis Exercise
Appendix C Sample Office Memorandum
Appendix D Sample Email Memo
Appendix E Sample Client Advice Letter
Appendix F Sample Motion Memorandum
Appendix G Excerpts from Appellant’s Fourth Circuit
  Brief in G.G. v. Gloucester
  County School Bd.
Appendix H Excerpts from Appellee’s Fourth Circuit
  Brief in G.G. v. Gloucester
  County School Bd.

Index