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Legal Writing 3E

Front Cover - Legal Writing 3E

Third Edition

Richard K. Neumann, Jr.
Professor of Law
Maurice A. Dean School of Law
Hofstra University

J. Lyn Entrikin
Professor of Law
William H. Bowen School of Law
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Sheila Simon
Former Lt. Governor of Illinois

2015. 437 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-3097-9. With Teacher's Manual.

About the Book

Legal Writing is written in a style that engages students; the authors explain analytical writing in ways that are concise, friendly, and accessible. The authors explain analytical writing in ways that are concise, friendly, and accessible.  Legal Writing includes outstanding coverage on organizing analysis according to the CREAC formula (also known as the paradigm), the writing process, storytelling techniques, rule analysis, statutory interpretation, and professionalism. In addition, the book has a dynamic website that includes Sheila Simon’s famed lasagna and other exercises together with checklists and other learning tools.

Look for these key features of the new edition:
• Expanded coverage of professional email
• New sample documents:  office memo, client letter, and motion memo
• Revised chapters on legal rules, statutory interpretation, point headings
• Expanded chapters on selecting authority,questions presented, and standards of review
• New chapters on client counseling and interviewing
• New, expanded, and updated exercises
• Redesigned with a new and attractive layout and typography throughout the book