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Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing, 8E

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Eighth Edition 


Richard K. Neumann
Hofstra University
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Ellie Margolis
Professor of Law
Temple University Beasley School of Law

Kathryn M. Stanchi
Jack E. Feinberg '57 Professor of Litigation
Temple University Beasley School of Law

2017. 560 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-8652-5.

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About the Book

A leading text in the field, Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing covers office memos, appellate briefs, oral argument, client letters, email correspondence, and oral research reports as well as all aspects of legal reasoning from rule-based analysis to strategies of persuasion.   

New to the Eighth Edition:
  • Revised chapters on statutory construction and case analysis.  
  • New chapters on oral research reports and email correspondence.   
  • New sample appellate briefs excerpted from a current transgender rights case.  
  • Updated and reorganized to reflect modern law practice.

Casebook Features:

This book has fundamental tools for all students plus sophisticated material for students who are ready to take their writing to higher levels of analysis and depth. Students learn both to think like lawyers and to think like writers.

Preface / Sample Chapters