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About the Book

Persuasive Legal Writing, Third Edition

Persuasive Legal Writing, Third Edition
Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Villanova University
Nancy L. Schultz, Chapman University



A brief, practical text that focuses on the art and craft of persuasive legal writing, geared to law students and inexperienced lawyers

About the Book

  • An introduction to classical rhetorical devices and the psychology of persuasion
  • Consistent emphasis on the three keys to persuasive writing: writing simply and clearly; arguing ethically; writing for your audience
  • Information on how to use all parts of a brief to frame and assert an argument
  • Covers use of, and citing, authorities to increase persuasiveness and make equity and policy arguments
  • Presents structuring sentences, paragraphs, and documents to encourage the reader to focus on your arguments and react positively to them